VLC player is popular for being a universal media player. If you have an obscure media file that your default media player can’t open you will turn to VLC player. Of course for those that listen to podcasts, or watch live streams, the app has far more to offer. The VLC player also has a screen recording feature which is fairly good. Here’s how you can record your screen with VLC player.
Record your screen with VLC
Open VLC player and go to View>Advanced Controls. This will add a second bar of controls above the default control bar at the bottom of the VLC player.
Next, go to Media>Open Capture Device. You can also open it with the Ctrl+C keyboard shortcut. In the window that opens, you need to change two things. First, open the Capture mode dropdown and select ‘Desktop’ from the listed options. Second, in the Options section, you will see ‘Desired frame rate for the capture’ option. By default, it is set to 1 which is ridiculously low. You want to change it to 25 or 30. That’s reasonable quality for a screencast but you can increase it if you want (hardware limitations may apply).
At the bottom of this window, you will see a Play button. Click it and VLC player will show you your desktop.