Vidyard – Screen Recording From the Browser

Vidyard – Screen Recording From the Browser

Recording your computer screen has never been easier. We remember the time when we needed special equipment for this, as well as the knowledge or services of professionals. Today, we have a large number of excellent programs for this, which offer options that will satisfy the needs of even the most demanding users.

Vidyard is a free plugin for Google Chrome that will allow you to record your screen, but is not limited to recording just what happens in the Internet browser.

How Does Vidyard Work?

When you install Vidyard, its icon will appear in the upper right corner of the Internet browser, in the section where there are plug-in icons. The first thing you need to do, before you start using this plugin, is to create a free account, and you can log in with a Google, Microsoft, or LinkedIn account.

Vidyard menu

Once you’re logged in, click on the plugin icon and a menu will open with all the options you need to record your screen. It is interesting that you don’t have to record only what happens inside the Internet browser, but it can be any action on the computer, and you can also record the voice, as well as the signal coming from the webcam.

When recording with a webcam, you can place the video from the camera in full screen, but also make it smaller and place it anywhere on the screen. An option we particularly liked is the ability to make notes before recording that won’t be visible while recording, but will appear as soon as you pause or stop the recording. This way you can easily keep track of what you are doing and if you missed something you wanted to record.

During recording, you can control the plugin using on-screen commands, but also using keyboard shortcuts. If you use shortcuts, there is an option in the settings to hide the commands on the screen, which we really liked.

Vidyard settings

When you have finished recording, all recorded videos are automatically saved online, in your account, from where you can download them or upload them somewhere on the Internet. The only criticism we have is that it is not possible to set recordings to be automatically saved locally on the computer. Honestly, this isn’t that much of a criticism, but it’s something we’d like to see in a future version.

It’s Hard to Believe That Vidyard Is Just a Plugin and Not a Full-Fledged Program

Vidyard is an excellent plugin, which contains all the options needed for high-quality screen recording. It’s hard to believe that this is just a plugin and not a full-fledged program. We didn’t encounter any problems or bugs while using it, so Vidyard absolutely gets our recommendation.

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