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ShareX v15.0.0 Updated

lwc on 26 Jan 2023
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ShareX is a feature-rich screenshot utility that can grab a selected area with a single key and then edit, save to clipboard, drive and/or instantly upload them to 25+ different hosting services (posts to Imgur by default). ShareX can capture screenshots with variety of shapes including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon and freehand. Supports screenshots with transparency and shadow, as well as those that require scrolling. In addition to images, the program can upload other file types, supporting uploads from the clipboard, a watched folder, as well as drag-and-drop.

Additional tools include a powerful screen audio+video recorder (MP4/WEBM or animated GIF format), color picker, ruler, FTP client, monitor test, file hash checker, QR code generator+reader, image effects and much more.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2+
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShareX.exe.

Optionally,
  • Delete unnecessary language files
  • Enable portable video encoding via Task Settings - Screen Recorder - Screen recording options, clicking Download and then entering "ShareX\Tools\ffmpeg.exe" for the FFmpeg path
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, Greenshot
What's new? See: https://getsharex.com/changelog
Latest comments
Jaex on 2016-09-29 09:17

@smaragdus fixed portable zip structure now.

smaragdus on 2017-03-22 14:26

ShareX is not stealth, it creates "ShareX.exe.log" in AppData (C:\Users\UserNAme\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs).

__philippe on 2018-11-09 09:11

ShareX v12.3.0 notable enhancement:

Added APNG encoding support to screen recording

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OBS Studio v29.0.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 17 Jan 2023
  • 358MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by webfork

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio is a powerful and flexible screen recording and screencasting tool. The program includes real-time recording, broadcasting, and audio mixing and layouts. The "scene" system allows building custom input settings with numerous audio and video sources (multiple microphones, webcam, applications, screens etc.). Available filters allow for automatic, live filtering including crop, color correction, sharpen, chroma key, audio gain and more.

Cross-platform with versions available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, PortableApps' OBS Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch obs32.exe --portable or obs64.exe --portable (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX, Easy Screencast Recorder
What's new? See https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases/tag/28.0.0 and https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases/tag/28.1.2
Latest comments
Specular on 2019-03-05 08:39

@vmars316 - I checked and OBS Studio is QT-based rather than Electron-based (though a different project called Streamlabs OBS is). I've updated the entry.

Yucca on 2019-06-12 11:35

As of June 12, OBS version 23.2.0 is a release candidate and not the current stable version. The current stable version is 23.1.0. If you post a release candidate, that should be stated in the description so users can know what they are downloading.

rb161 on 2020-12-16 23:25

My recently purchased webcam only works with one version of OBS so I'm unable to upgrade to use new features. I have always had problems playing any video except uncompressed and despite being able to play and edit just about any anything in other software on my PC. Other people have complained about the same issue (videos showing as a black screen) for years but the problem is never addressed by the developers. If you can work around issues such as these or are lucky enough not to be plagued by them, then OBS is nice, light software and recording and streaming work well.

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Simple x264/x265 Launcher v3.02

Andrew Lee on 16 Jun 2022
  • 80MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by deathcubek

Simple x264/x265 Launcher is a video encoder with a variety of configurations and preset templates. Includes full batch encoding support, as well as running several encoding jobs in parallel.

The program is a lightweight front-end for the x264 H.264/AVC as well as the x265 H.265/HEVC encoder, based on the Qt toolkit. The program also uses the 64-Bit version of x264 with the 32-Bit version of Avisynth, which lets you use 32-Bit Avisynth plug-ins (e.g. DGDecodeNV) and still benefit from the speed improvements of 64-Bit x264.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies:
  • Avisynth input only available with Avisynth 2.5+ installed
  • YV16/YV24 color spaces require Avisynth 2.6
  • VapourSynth input only available with VapourSynth R19+ installed
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename x264_launcher.exe into x264_launcher_portable.exe
  3. Launch x264_launcher_portable.exe
What's new? See: https://github.com/lordmulder/Simple-x264-Launcher/releases
Latest comments
FireRabbit on 2022-06-16 23:36

Because of previews reviews ran the current [3.02] portable zip through virus total before trying shows 0 hits: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/81d8a9c0b282d74558eaf90e1503f3e18d1bf1c1da935541f4fcc895bc9271a0?nocache=1

jenss on 2022-06-18 15:43

website hacked

Midas on 2022-06-19 08:21

@jenss: don't think so, it's still available if you click "enter website" link in the bottom right corner -- the landing page is a form of war protest by the web owner.

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X-CamStudio 2.7.2 [rev5]

billon on 20 Jul 2019
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2014
  • Suggested by Macgyverjr

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create AVI video files, then convert them into streaming Flash video files (SWF) using its built-in SWF Producer. It also supports anti-aliased screen captions as well as audio and video annotations.

X-CamStudio is a portable version of the software. Alternatively, CamStudio Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch X-CamStudio.exe.
What's new? See:
https://camstudio.org/
Latest comments
GAG on 2015-02-16 10:50

Your X-CamStudio version 2.7.2 [rev5] page lists
System Requirements as WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
but I could not find the System Requirements at the
winpenpack.com X-CamStudio 2.7.2 [rev5] page.
CamStudio Portable 2.7.2 at The Portable Freeware Collection page
lists System Requirements as Windows XP/Vista/7/8
while the actual CamStudio home page lists
CamStudio version 2.7.2 (Build r326)as Compatible with
Windows XP, Vista and 7 ( although their Help page shows
CamStudio version 2.0 System Requirements were
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP)
Are these all just slightltly different versions,
or do the system requirements need to be updated on your page?

webfork on 2015-02-16 23:36

GAG: The only one I've tested is XP and Win7 so that's all I can directly speak to. I can't find anything on the Camstudio home page about support levels and even Softpedia disagrees.

juverax on 2021-11-08 04:13

If you need to play the SWF, see https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1291&p=102068#p102068

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Easy Screencast Recorder v1.12.01

billon on 20 Nov 2016
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by webfork

Easy Screencast Recorder is a rapid solution for easy screen recordings, including audio. The program can record a window, full screen, or a custom size including common ones used by Youtube and other services. The program includes options for framerate and maximum file size. The program saves to WMV format by default but can be configured to create WEBM, OGV, or MKV format video

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Registerware for personal use; a license key must be obtained from DonationCoder (either by donating or by registering in their forums for free) to remove the nag message.
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EasyScreencastRecorder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX

VirtualDub Portable v1.10.4

Midas on 16 Jun 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Oct 2013
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility. It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is great for video capture and transcoding via third-party video codecs. It can also read MPEG-1 video files by default but requires Plugins Pack to open more types of video (adds FLIC, FLV, Matroska, MPEG-2, AC-3 and WMV).

VirtualDub Portable is a PortableApps.com format wrapper for VirtualDub. Alternatively, X-VirtualDub is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Video codecs such as DivX, XVID, etc.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. VirtualDub supports unicode, but the PortableApps launcher doesn't.
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, extract the Plugins Pack to the same destination directory
  3. Launch VirtualDubPortable.exe
What's new?
  • ExtEnc: Added %(outputbasename) to insert output filename without extension.
  • ExtEnc: Editor UI now has a drop-down for tokens.
  • Filters: Expanded color space support in resize filter.
  • Preview: Return now also stops preview.
  • AVI: Added Copy button to AVI file information dialog.
  • AVI: Fixed bitsPerPixel value for NV12 output.
  • Capture: Improved error handling in screen capture module.
  • Capture: Fixed sporadic errors in DXGI 1.2 screen capture mode related to tracking pointer shape changes.
  • Capture: Spill drives can be adjusted on Windows XP.
  • Display: Fixed regression in D3D effects display mode.
  • ExtEnc: Fixed weird selection behavior when duplicating item.
  • Filters: Fixed script operation for Convert Format filter for the new modes.
  • Filters: Fixed crash when attempting to crop video in a format that isn't AVI-compatible.
  • Filters: Fixed cropping errors on alias format filter.
  • Filters: Fixed issues with interpolate filter in nearest mode.
  • GIF: Fixed shifted presentation timings when reading animated GIFs.
  • Render: The processing priority setting now correctly adjusts the priority of filter and compression worker threads too when multithreading is enabled.
  • TARGA: Fixed vertical inversion issues during read.
  • UI: Add Windows 8.1 per-monitor DPI awareness support.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-06-16 18:11

@Joe: Try to edit the "VirtualDubPortable.ini" file from the "VirtualDubPortable\App\AppInfo\Launcher" folder by commenting/removing the following line: "ProgramExecutable64=VirtualDub64\VeeDub64.exe".

Joe on 2015-06-16 23:52

@joby_toss,

That worked. You are a genius!! Thank you.

shnbwmn on 2016-08-24 09:07

There is also a yaP config @ http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/#examples/VirtualDub.ini

It's for 32bit VirtualDub, so to use with x64, change App\VirtualDub.exe to App\Veedub64.exe

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WebCamImageSave v1.11

Checker on 26 Sep 2015
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2012
  • Suggested by Checker

WebCamImageSave captures a still image from your camera at an interval you choose and saves it into image file (.jpg, .png, .bmp) on your disk. Images can be formatted according to time/date (e.g.: img20110725_123256.jpg). Optionally, the program can add a label to the image with date/time that the image was captured. The format of this label can be customized including font, color, and time format.

An included command-line utility can capture a single camera image without displaying any user interface.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Any WebCam that works with 'Video For Windows' (VFW)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WebCamImageSave.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed WebCamImageSave to save the label position in the .cfg file.

Snapshoter v1.8

webfork on 25 Mar 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Oct 2011
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Snapshoter is a small productivity tool that includes image and video capture program, clipboard manager, image composer, and a post-it note functions. The program can also make image edits with layers, scale, rotate, borders, contrast, add transparency, and use text or arrows. It can also add watermarks or create collages.

Supports skins, Dropbox, and saves to JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF or ILBM image formats.

Cross-platform with support for Mac, AmigaO/AROS, and MorphOS.

Note: Tooltips are visible at the bottom of the window when hovering over an item in the interface.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch snapshoter.exe.
What's new?
  • Added copy from clipboard to collage mode screen
  • Added German language
  • Fixed some bugs
  • Improved CPU consumption
  • Minimum memory consumption
  • Alt + prtscr paste active window to snapshoter
  • And a lot of improvements more
Latest comments
julius on 2011-05-13 22:12

for me is great, but PNG or BMP support will be nice

magyar on 2011-05-24 23:13

very easy intuitive fast and clear program, i autoboot it everytime

allclownsareevil on 2011-08-16 16:12

Really glad I tried this, usually I use fascapture, but this has some great features over it. Like others have said an ability to be able to save captures as pdf would be nice, but hardly essential. There are other programs on here to convert images to pdf.

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Chronolapse v1.0.7

billon on 19 Sep 2017
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2011
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Chronolapse is a tool for creating time lapses on windows using screen captures, webcam captures, or both at the same time. CL also provides some rudimentary tools for annotating your time lapse, as well as creating a picture-in-picture effect with two sets of images. Each piece of Chronolapse functionality has been created to work stand-alone to make the program more versatile. For example, you can easily capture with another program and create a PIP in Chronolapse, or capture with Chronolapse and annotate somewhere else.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL and Microsoft Visual Studio libraries: msvcm90.dll, msvcp90.dll, msvcr90.dll
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch chronolapse.exe.

Taksi v0.7.7.2

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 320KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jun 2013
  • 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 program does not appear to be in development any longer so some features are not implemented (such as recording audio).

Category:
Runs on: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. Launch Taksi.exe
Recommendations: Turn video compression off for the best performance. Click "Config" and then, in the "Format" tab, select the "Video Codecs" button. Choose "Full Frames (Uncompressed)" from the drop-down dialog, and then "OK". The program will warn you that this uses up a very large amount of disk space: click "OK" and then "Save").
Latest comments
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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