Skoffer Screencast – Create & Upload Video Tutorials

Do you want to show the world with a video tutorial demonstrating how to use a particular photoshop tool or configuring some software settings? Screencast from Skoffer.com lets you do that with ‘One-click Screencasting’ plugins. With the WordPress and Mediawiki plugins, you can record live computer activity with voice in real time. You can then publish the recorded video file to your blog or website.

Getting Screencast for WordPress and MediaWiki

Plugins are available for download for WordPress and Mediawiki. Upon installation, Screencast will add a button on the corresponding editor which you can use to record video.

Recording using Screencast plugins

To start recording, click on Screencast button in the formatting toolbar in WordPress/Mediawiki. In the new window that appears, the entire desktop area will be shown. Here you can select the area you want to record. Then click on the Start Recording button. The recording starts.

Now whatever activity you do in your PC, it will get recorded. You can record your voice with a microphone connected to your PC. To stop recording, you can click on the Finish Screencast button which will be shown at the bottom left end of your recording area. You can then either watch the preview or can save it directly. Upon saving, Screencast will upload your file. Screencast videos will be in Flash format and the upload time depends on the length of video.

Once recorded, Screencast will insert the Screencastid (video ID) in your edit window, thereby embedding the video in your web content for publishing.

Screencast is completely free and the service we discussed here is provided by Skoffer.com. Since recorded videos are hosted by Skoffer in the cloud computing environment, you can record and upload unlimited number of videos with no restrictions in the video length.

ScreenCastle for direct recording from browser

To record videos directly from your browser, you can use online ScreenCastle tool. For this, just visit Screencastle.com and click on the Recorder button in the website. Once you finish recording, information relating to the recorded video such as the video link, HTML embed code, direct link to file, video ID etc will be displayed in the website itself which you can use for your website/blog.

1 Comment

  1. Does this allow you to both embed the tool into your application, along with upload data to your own servers (instead of to Skoffer’s servers)?

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