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Taksi v0.7.7.2

Checker on 15 Mar 2014
  • 320KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Taksi is a video/screen capture tool for 3D applications. It can capture from almost any DirectX, OpenGL or GDI window and capture video of the contents. Although videos can be compressed, this is not recommended as it further slows down an already taxing process

Note: This application is still in development and some features are not yet implemented (such as recording audio).

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System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: BSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice using the "MSI Administrative Installation" method.
  2. Delete the .MSI file (name varies depending on version eg. taksi-0.7.6.msi) and TaksiLogo.jpg.
  3. LaunchTaksi.exe.
Recommendations: Turning video compression off for the best performance. Click on "Config", then the "Format" tab, then the "Video Codecs" button. Select "Full Frames (Uncompressed)" from the drop-down dialog, then click "OK". The program will warn you that this uses up a very large amount of diskspace: click "OK" and then Save).
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Emka on 2011-12-26 19:41

v7.7.9-dev from 2010 is the latest, development seems stalled

Midas on 2014-04-28 14:02

Latest stable version at the site (http://taksi.sourceforge.net/) is v0.7.6 ...

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AviScreen Portable v1.3 Revision 2

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 654KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by MISIIM

AviScreen is an application for capturing screen activity in the form of AVI video or JPG/GIF/BMP images. Besides the usual options defining the capture area, AviScreen has a unique feature called "follow the cursor". Using this mode you can produce a video or image of relatively small dimensions while covering all mouse activity over the whole screen area. Does not record audio. AviScreen Portable is a portable wrapper for AviScreen.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Makes minor changes to registry; requires manual entry of save path.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AviScreenPortable.exe.

Disable checking for new version (as the site is offline) by unchecking "Help" - "Automatic update checK"
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behappy on 2010-05-23 11:06

Correction of my entry at 2010-05-23 11:01
The version at Softpedia IS portable BUT it sets reg keys.

vbb on 2010-09-19 19:49

The download link is misleading, but many mirrors are on the web. I downloaded it from softpedia:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Video/Windows-Portable-Applications-AviScreen-Portable.shtml

webfork on 2010-09-20 03:50

vbb: link updated, thanks.

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FastStone Capture v5.3

webfork on 25 Apr 2014
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Fluffy

FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.

Reported to function in Windows 7 and in Linux under WINE.

Note: I have made the last freeware version (V5.3) available for direct download. The license agreement does not prohibit redistribution and FastStone Capture went payware starting from V5.4

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System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSCapture.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, PicPick, ShareX
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tls on 2014-01-14 08:19

freezing in draw mode in my windows 7 solved: just disable anti-alias

grabilla10 on 2014-04-11 11:52

Screen capture software is able for catch video and high quality images. it help very beneficial for online guides, training giveaways, demonstrations, ads and so on.

smaragdus on 2014-04-19 01:54

@tls
In stead of disabling anti-alias you might run FastStone Capture in compatibility mode, this worked for me on Widnows 8 x64.

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WinSnap v1.1.10

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

WinSnap is a small utility for taking and editing screenshots. It can easily capture screenshots of non-rectangular windows with the background of your choice, automatically perform simple canvas transformations and coloring effects, add professional Photoshop-style shadows etc. Note that if you are running this on versions of Windows before XP, you will need to place GDIPLUS.DLL in the application folder.

Note: Starting from V2.x, WinSnap is no longer free for personal use. I have included a direct download for the last freeware version that I have. If you have a more recent freeware version, please post in forums.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "WinSnap Portable Edition" ZIP package (or "WinSnap Portable Edition with GDI+" if you don't have GDIPLUS.DLL) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinSnap.exe
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LEP on 2007-02-13 12:18

Starting from WinSnap version 2 is no longer free ad indicated from their forums page.
http://www.ntwind.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=649

However, the portable version of 1.1.10 , which this app entry refers to, is still on the site so grab it while you can.

James on 2008-03-19 14:01

The last freeware portable edition is still available from the authors site, however it is difficult to find it.

The URL to the freeware download page is ...

http://www.ntwind.com/software/winsnap/download-free-version.html

JMM on 2010-08-22 11:44

I agree with CD. This is simply the best capture tool for Windows.

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Wink Portable v2.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Wink is a tutorial/presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc. and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. Wink Portable is a portable wrapper for Wink that writes settings to the application folder instead of the Windows registry. An alternative portable wrapper for Wink is available here.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE file and extract to a folder of your choice (this is the portable launcher for the official program)
  2. Download Wink from http://www.debugmode.com/wink
  3. Extract to a temporary folder
  4. Copy the contents of $R0 into the App\Wink folder of the launcher
  5. Launch WinkPortable.exe
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-.- on 2009-12-01 03:24

I made a JPE launcher for it as well.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2093243/Wink%20%5BJPE%5D.exe

Just download Wink from offical website then open the installer with 7zip and drag files in $R0 to App. You can delete the URL shortcut as well as the uninstaller if you want to save a bit of room :S

XtattiK on 2009-12-04 07:07

Sweet - my work just changed policy on user installation of software...so i've been hunting around like crazy for portable versions of all my fave programs so i can still use them. This works perfectly, cheers.

ChemZ on 2011-01-11 00:17

The Softpedia/PortableApps download link doesn't actually contain Wink, just the wrapper/launcher (which you will still need).

As -.- said:

- You need to download Wink from http://www.debugmode.com/wink
- Extract with 7zip or Universal Extractor
- Then copy the contents of $R0 into the App\Wink folder of the wrapper/launcher.

Bit of a hassle but it works. Good luck!

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