Any Video Recorder Review and Its Alternatives - 2020 Wise Choice

Lisa Ou

Aug 06, 2020 16:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Any Video Recorder Review and Its Alternatives - 2020 Wise Choice

1. Any Video Recorder

Any video recorder is a free video recorder to capture screen video, local audio, streaming video, iTunes rental video, etc. It comes with the handiest user interface, so a new user also can record Netflix video or record Spotify music easily. More importantly, it supports you to record HD videos, purchased movie and more.

How to Record Screen with Any Video Recorder

Download Any Screen Recorder on computer, then install it.

Run it on computer, then click Record Now to begin recording.

Select recording area and then click REC button.

any video recording

Any Video Recorder Review

There are different comments for Any Video Recorder made by users, some of them think it is very good software, while in others’ opinion, it is really a poor one.

any video recorder interface

Below are some user-experiences for your references.

PRO

  1. Input output file name.
  2. Select target frame rate and video bitrate.
  3. No ads.
  4. Various languages, including Portuguese-BR, Deutsch, French, English, Simplied-Chinese, etc are supported.
  5. Easy to install and use.
  6. You can set scheduled recording and enable automatic stop if you want.
  7. Record iTunes, DVD, etc movies with 1:1 video quality.
  8. Record videos on Netflix, Vimeo, Hulu, etc.
  9. Customize temporary directory and output direction.

CON

  1. Video will be saved as MP4 formats only.
  2. Cannot edit video.
  3. Cannot record mouse activities.

As you can see, it still has many advantages to make it get a competitive edge over competitors.

However, despite its features, it cannot meet all requirements from all users. As a result, you will need its alternatives.

2. Any Video Recorder Alternatives

Today, producing quality video recorder is facing challenges. So, it becomes vital to identify the useful screen recorder.

In this part, we will show you 5 top recommendations here.

FoneLab Screen Recorder

FoneLab Screen Recorder is the best choice among the top video recorders for different reasons, the most important one is its specialized features. It helps you record screen with webcam concurrently, exclude unwanted windows during recording, customized output settings, and more.

Compare to other programs, it is available for both Windows and Mac. Therefore, you can try it on your computer with different operating system.

PRO

  1. Record screen video, system sound, microphone sound, webcam.
  2. Capture screenshots.
  3. Exclude unwanted windows.
  4. Record around the mouse.
  5. Customize hotkeys, output settings, etc.
  6. Various output video, audio and image formats.
  7. Capture full screen or select recording area.
  8. Supports both Windows and Mac.
  9. No Ads.
  10. No watermark.
  11. User-friendly interface.
  12. Provides different editing tools.
  13. Trim videos after recording.

CON

  1. You can record free videos within 3 minutes.

Below is how to use it.

Download and install FoneLab Screen Recorder from official site. It will be opened automatically after that. Then you can choose Video Recorder in the interface.

fonelab screen recorder interface

You can enable system sound, microphone, webcam if you want. Moreover, you can click Advanced Recorder under the orange REC button to choose record follow the mouse, exclude window or lock a window. Click REC if you are ready.

enable system sound on fonelab screen recorder

Click Stop button when it is done.

QuickTime

While Apple releases new features on macOS Mojave and later to record screen through Shift-Command-5. But it is not available on earlier versions. Therefore, the next tool that has to be recommended to you is QuickTime recorder, which is a pre-install software on Mac only. It enables users to record screen, capture voice on Mac, mirror iPhone to computer, etc.

PRO

  1. Capture screenshots with ease.
  2. Record screen with audio.
  3. Compress videos.
  4. Don’t need to download additional tools.
  5. Play media files with various formats.
  6. Mirror iPhone to Mac.

CON

  1. Cannot record system sound on Mac.
  2. It supports Mac only.

With it, you can easily record screen on Mac as below.

Launch QuickTime and select File > New Screen Recording.

Click arrow next to the recording button to enable Internal Microphone if you need. Then click red recording button to start recording.

quicktime recorder select internal microphone

Press Command-Control-Esc (Escape) when you want to stop recording.

Bandicam

Bandicam is a screenshot and screen recording software developed by Bandisoft and later by Bandicam company. It allows you to select a recording area, choose a recording size, or around the mouse accordingly.

bandicam recorder

PRO

  1. Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7/8/10.
  2. Supports 32 or 64 bit.
  3. Capture screenshot and save as BMP, JPG, PNG formats.
  4. It supports webcam and HDMI recording.
  5. Game FPS overlay and control.
  6. No watermark with registered version.
  7. Over 24 hours of recording.

CON

  1. Recording videos as AVI or MP4 only.
  2. With watermark with free version.
  3. No ads.

It has 3 recording modes, including screen recording mode, game recording mode and device recording mode. You can choose one according to your needs. We will choose screen recording mode here.

Then select the recording area through your mouse. You can click REC button to start recording.

You can click the camera icon beside the stop button to capture an image or click the pause button to hold on. Finally, click stop button and save your videos.

bandicam recording screen

Screencast O Matic

Screencast O Matic is a functional tool to help user capture video, narration, or screenshot screen on Chromebook, Windows or Mac. You can use the videos and images in the stock to enhance your projects. What’s more, it makes you edit the recorded videos with ease.

Screencast O Matic

PRO

  1. Free to record screen.
  2. Zoom, text and more editing tools are available.
  3. You can share and manage you videos.
  4. Supports Chromebook, Mac and Windows.
  5. Capture any area of your screen.
  6. It has both iOS and Android apps.
  7. Customize output folder.
  8. Set a scheduled recording.

CON

  1. Save screenshots as JPG, PNG, BMP only.
  2. Save recorded videos as AVI and MP4 only.
  3. The free recorder will only capture narration.
  4. You have to launch the program from the web page.

After installation, it will be launched automatically. If not, double-click the program icon on the desktop to open the web page, click Launch Free Recorder button.

launch Screencast O Matic

Finish Screencast O Matic settings and then click Rec to begin recording.

Screencast O Matic settings

OBS

OBS(Open Broadcaster Software) is an open-source cross-platform recording software. It is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux. It is completely free to use. You can use it to record videos from Twitch, YouTube, etc.

obs recorder

PRO

  1. Quality video and audio recording.
  2. You can record window, images, text, browser windows, webcam, and more.
  3. Set up various scenes.
  4. Use configuration options.
  5. Rearrange the layouts.

CON

  1. It is a bit difficult to enable some features.

After installing, open the software on computer.

It will prepare a default scene, you just need to click + button on the bottom-left corner of Sources section to select Display Capture.

obs adds resources

Click Start Recording.

That's all about Any video recorder and its alternatives. You can learn their tutorials and reviews in this post. Why not download one and have a try now!

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