How to Record Webinars

Record a webinar as a video file by using one of three free screen-recording applications: CamStudio, Webinaria or Ezvid.

Record the Webinar With CamStudio

Step

Download and install the latest version of CamStudio.

Open the Region menu and select Region.
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Step

Launch the program, open the Region menu and select Region. This setting lets you record only the region of your screen that contains the webinar instead of the entire screen, therefore reducing the size of the video.

Click the Record button and select the region you wish to record.
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Step

Click the Record button. Drag the cursor on your screen to select the region you want to record. CamStudio automatically starts recording the screen after you select the region. Play the webinar. When it ends, click the Stop button to save the video file to your hard drive.

Record the Webinar With Webinaria

Step

Download and install the latest version of Webinaria.

Select either Entire Screen or Window.
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Step

Launch the application and open the Options menu. Select Entire Screen or Window, depending on whether you want to record the entirety of your screen or just the browser window that contains the webinar. Confirm your selection by clicking Select.

Click the Record button.
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Step

Start recording the webinar by clicking the Record button in the Record tab and selecting where you would like Webinaria to save the video file. After you select a directory for the video file, Webinaria automatically starts recording. Double-click the Webinaria icon in your Taskbar and click Stop to end the recording. Click the Save button to save the movie to your hard drive.

Record the Webinar With Ezvid

Step

Download the latest version of the Ezvid application and install it.

Click the Capture Screen icon.
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Step

Click the Capture Screen icon and select Start Capture Now to start recording the screen that contains the webinar. When the webinar is over, click the Stop button to stop recording. Ezvid saves the video in a proprietary format on your hard drive. Alternatively, click the Upload to YouTube button to share the recording of the webinar on YouTube.