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03-30-2013, 05:08 PM #1
'RecordMyScreen' is a New, Free, and Open Source Screen Recorder for iOS
For a long time now, Ryan Petrich’s Display Recorder application (a $4.99 value in Cydia) has been the top dog for screen recording for iOS. Today, a competitor has arrived; RecordMyScreen is a free and open source screen recording application created by a team of developers including John Coates, CoolStar, ProtoSphere, Nicholas Gomolion, and Brandon Etherage. The application is available in Cydia right now.
As shown above, the application includes a record and stop button, which the user can use to initiate and end a screen recording. In addition, users will notice a red recording bar at the top of the display that indicates when the recording is in progress. Tapping on the red recording bar will return the user to the screen recording application:
Obviously, there are disadvantages to having the red recording bar at the top of the display – this means less room to record the display. On the other hand, it’s a free application, so this is a trade-off that many will be willing to accept.
After the user has finished recording their display, they can head over to the Recordings tab of the application and find the video file and audio file separated from one-another. Tapping on the blue arrow to the right of the file(s) brings up sharing options. One of the options the user has is to import the recorded video to the Camera Roll for easier sharing. Users can also tap into Dropbox, Mail, or iFile for additional management/sharing:
The application also includes options that the user can configure:
Users can choose for the video size to be native sized, or half-sized. In addition, users can choose for the video orientation to be saved as a Portrait (native orientation) video, Landscape (home button to left) video, Landscape (home button to right) video, or Portrait (upside down) video. Users can also adjust the sampling rate, and change the channels between stereo and mono.
The Cydia description also notes that the application is capable of running on both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices. The application is not compatible with retina display iPads. If you're interested in seeing the source code for RecordMyScreen, it's available here.
Name: RecordMyScreen (App)
Requirements: iOS 5+, armv7+ device
Developers: John Coates, CoolStar, ProtoSphere, Nicholas Gomolion, and Brandon Etherage
Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 03-30-2013 at 05:10 PM.
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03-30-2013, 05:38 PM #2
Wait, how is this capable of running on jailbroken and non jailbroken devices if it requieres Cydia?
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03-30-2013, 06:05 PM #3
You need a Mac With XCode, and a $99 developer account. Then you'll need to get the source code from Github and build it yourself. No need for Cydia.
Last edited by coolstar; 03-30-2013 at 07:27 PM.
03-30-2013, 06:53 PM #4
If the dev could make the red bar optional. It would be great!
03-30-2013, 07:19 PM #5
How does this work on a non-jb device? Does it record system audio or just uses the microphone?
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03-30-2013, 08:26 PM #11
An app being in Cydia doesn't mean that it can't be used on a jailed device RecordMyScreen is actually only an app; there's no tweaks or anything else hooking into other parts of the system. This means that you can download the code and install it on a jailed device with Xcode if you have an iOS developer account. (As it uses private APIs, it won't be submitted to the App Store.)
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03-30-2013, 08:46 PM #13
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03-30-2013, 10:06 PM #14
Does it record system audio? That's all I want out of a recorder...
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03-31-2013, 07:13 AM #18
system audio would be fantastic, and I hope coolstar and the other devs can figure out a way, but Ryan petrich has said with the current idevice hardware line up, it is impossible
03-31-2013, 07:45 AM #19
Doesn't record for me. Anyone else have this issue? WhaT possible conflict can be?
03-31-2013, 09:19 PM #20
Nice! Now how can I add my background music at the same time? Like I have the Harlem shake tweak and I wanna share it with my friends with the music also