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A screencast is a basically a desktop recording. With those you can record a desktop or application video, which might come in handy for software demonstrations. Or you could use it to record games in windows. There are a few software packages available for screencasts, and this is how you can record one with the freeware package VClip.
First, open this page to add VClip to Windows 10. There you should click Download VClip.zip 13.8 MB to save the compressed Zip file. As it’s a compressed Zip, press the Extract All button in File Explorer and then enter a folder path to extract it to. Open the extracted folder, and click VClip to launch the window shown below.
Then you should move and expand the VClip window so it includes all the area of the window or desktop you’re going to include in the recorded screencast. Move the cursor to the window borders and then hold left mouse button to drag them.
When you’ve resized the window, click the small arrow beside the Rec button. Then you select 15, 25 and 35 FPS options for recording. Press the Rec button to begin the recording.
When you’ve finished recording the screencast, press the Stop button. Then click the small arrow beside the Save button to choose a file format. You can choose to save the recording with MP4, WEBM, OGG, AVI and GIF formats.
Next, press the Save button. Enter a title for the screencast in the File name box and press Save. Then you can click on the saved output to play it back as below. It will play back in your default video player.
Overall, VClip is a fairly simple screencast program to use. It could do with some options to add text to the recorded output. Nevertheless, with a variety of output formats this is still a screencast app worth noting.