Android screen recorders compared
In the past screen recording on Android was restricted to "rooted" devices, but now there are a number of screen recorders which work non rooted. These require access to a computer to complete the installation but once this is done you can make recordings without being attached. In the case of Recordable, it can work either way: if root is available on the device it will use that otherwise it will help the user complete the installation using a computer.
|Recordable FREE||Invisibility Ltd||3.2+|
|No Root Screen Recorder||Hiandroidstudio||2.2+||Touch||Not tested|
|No Root Screen Recorder-Trial||Hiandroidstudio||4.0.3+||Trial||Touch||Not tested|
|SCR Screen Recorder Free root||Iwo Banas||4.0.3+||3min||Touch|
|SCR Screen Recorder Pro root||Iwo Banas||4.0.3+||Touch||Not tested|
|Screen Recorder ( Ascrecorder)||sylkat||2.2+||C|
|Screen Recorder Licence||NLL||2.3+||Not tested|
|Screen Recorder Pro||Hiandroidstudio||4.0.3+||Touch||Not tested|
|Screencast Video Recorder||Media Solutions||2.2+||Pointer||D|
|Screencast Video Recorder Demo||Media Solutions||2.2+||Pointer||C|
|Z - Screen recorder||ZAUSAN||2+||E|
|Z - Screen Recorder PRO||ZAUSAN||2+||Not tested|
1: Non root refers to the ability to work without root access on the device. This requires access to a computer to complete the install. Version 1.1 of Recordable can operate in either with or without root access.
2: Supports non-root installation using a Windows, Mac or Linux computer. Not all combintations have been verified and some are known not to work, e.g., the Ascrecorder installer crashes on Linux.
3: On Windows computers special USB drivers are required. This column indicates whether the installer includes these drivers. Recordable also includes extensive diagnostics to detect and fix common driver problems.
4: Some free recorders only function for a limited period (e.g., the Hiandroidstudio appears to stop functioning after 24 hours) or limit the maximum recording time of videos.
5: A countdown or delay before recording starts, allowing the user the avoid the recorder UI apearing in their videos.
6: Recordable supports a translucent, animated overlay showing were touches, releases and swipes occurred. Some other recorders support drawing a white dot or pointer where the user is currently touching.
7: Whether the recorder supports a gallery of recordings and easy sharing of the recordings to services like YouTube, twitter, email etc.
8: Several recorders were tested on a common Android tablet (Nexus 7 2012 edition) running Android 4.4. The results are summarised.
A: Worked after switching to "Bak" mode
B: No recordings created
C: Generated error message
D: Not supported (Tegra)
E: Green videos created
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