Desktop Recording Methods

Capturing your desktop (or laptop) screen is an easy task once you have a system in place. Before that system is in place you can expect your day or week to be ruined trying to find the best method. Hopefully I can help make that process a lot shorter and stressful. The thing you have to know about recording your desktop is, what is your goal? Do you want to record video game footage, clip of a movie, a video online, software applications, or something else?

Chrome Extensions You Need

Google Chrome, the web browser, allows you to install Apps and Extensions. Apps are just links to services but show up on your dashboard. Extensions use the chrome API to make the webbrowser act differently, such as modifying requests, showing notifications, altering websites and more. Below I compiled a list of extensions you need if you browse the internet a lot, or even a little. Google Mail Checker The Google Mail Checker extension adds an envelope to your address bar along side other extensions.

ZoomIt Desktop Zoom and Drawing

ZoomIt is a free tool from Microsoft that allows you to zoom in on parts of your screen, and also draw on the screen. This tool is super light weight and will not slow down your computer, or take up much space. It is a single executable file so no installation required. A few things that are kinda bad about the program that I don’t explain in the video, or not in depth are the limitations of it.

Oracle VirtualBox VM

No need to partition your Hard Drive, or reformat parts of it to test out the latest version of Linux. With VirtualBox you can manage Virtual Systems, and test them without having to format your computer, leave your main operating system, or worry about flaws in the current OS release. VirtualBox is free to use, and really simple to navigate and learn. David shows you a quick walk through on how to get Ubuntu running in VirtualBox.

Using FileZilla FTP Client

In this tutorial, David will walk you through FileZilla. FileZilla is a free to use, open source FTP Client. It is an easy to use, well updated client. FileZilla supports multiple methods to communicate to your hosting using FTP and SFTP. It even allows TSL over FTP for more secure transfers than plain text FTP. FileZilla allows you to store multiple hosts / servers so you can easily connect to them at a later date without having to remember all of the connection details.