Android Tutorial Third party tool for screen recording

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Examples' started by Erel, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I'm mostly using B4A-Bridge to connect the IDE to the Android devices. The built-in video recording feature doesn't work with B4A-Bridge.

    I found a good alternative:

    This app, which requires Android 5+, makes it simple to record the screen.
    You can then use Tools - B4A Bridge - File Explorer to copy the files to the PC. The video files will be under: AzRecorderFree.

    Combine it with LICEcap ( and you can convert it to an animated gif.

  2. victormedranop

    victormedranop Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I need this but for Android 4.2.+.
    I haven't found anything.

  3. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

  4. Mahares

    Mahares Well Known Member Licensed User

    It is a good recording app, but the resulting recording size is huge at 274 MB for 1 minute 31 sec. I changed bit rate and resolution and still the file is enormous. The test was conducted on a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7 inch. Is there a concrete way to have a recording app that can record say 5 minutes and deliver say 10 MB with a respectable resolution. Please tell me if there is one.
  5. potman100

    potman100 Active Member Licensed User

    You could do it with ADB

    Start a shell

    adb shell


    screenrecord /sdcard/video.mp4 and hit enter.

    You are now recording your Android device display.

    To stop the recording, wait for three minutes to expire,
    or simply press Ctrl+C into the command/Terminal window.
  6. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    This feature is integrated in the IDE (Tools - Video Capture).

    It will not work when connecting with B4A-Bridge.
  7. Mahares

    Mahares Well Known Member Licensed User

    It does not record sound. It took only 41 seconds to record a file with 8.5 MB in size(high). If it is limited to only 3 minutes as you mention, that is not sufficient for me.
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