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  1. Time & Mouse

    I Want an Unlimited amount of time to record something in
    HD Video and Audio. I Would also love the mouse to be
    visible only by the user and not recorded onto the screen
    for professional purposes.

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      • have a custom link option for channels

        add the ability to make a custom link for any channel

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        • Windows 8 Support so we can record things happening on the Windows 8 Modern desktop.

          Currently the recorder only works on the standard or old desktop. There isn't anyway to have it record what happens on the Windows 8 Modern Desktop side.

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            Actually this isn’t quite right. The recorder must be started from the “normal” desktop. After it’s started you can switch to the new windows 8 “mobile” UI and the recorder will still capture what’s on screen but you won’t see any of the recorder controls until you go back to the “normal” desktop. We’ll work on making this better in the future but that’s how it works today.

          • Make videos playable using html5 instead of Flash

            Please allow videos to be viewable via html5 rather than flash/Java, so that more mobile users can see your content. My school system blocks YouTube, so that's not an option for me and my students with iDevices.

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            • 9 votes
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              • a embedable recorder for end users on support site

                Do you have anything like this?

                from screenr:

                mbed your recorder
                Add the recorder to your support site by copying and pasting provided HTML code. Your customers can now record a screencast of their problems by clicking the Launch Screen Recorder button. It’s that easy.

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                • Option to not cover screen with SOM menu during pause

                  When pausing during recording, the SOM menu remains on the screen, covering the work in progress, and it cannot be moved out of the way. This makes it difficult when, for example, I want to skip the recording of part of what I am doing, to keep things concise.

                  I would like to be able to continue working without the SOM menu in the way. It would be great if an option could be added to minimize the menu, or to be able to move it out of the way.

                  3 votes
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                  • Have the webcam setting retain a default

                    I keep adding in my webcam for a screen cast - I run a test. Check sound and video, and then re-start, but forget to re-add the webcam video. So frustrating! Is there no preferences setting that allows me to have the webcam on by default? I'm on ScreencastOMatic Pro. I really want the recorder to default to webcam added or not depending on what I did in the previous recording ... great product otherwise. many thanks in advance

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                    • Give users the option of turning on and off the webcam at their lessure.

                      Not every recording required video throughout its duration, for example, I would like to use the webcam at the introduction and conclusion stages of the screencast and not in the body (middle). I cannot manipulate the webcam once it is turned on! WHY?

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                      • Ability to record what is coming out of your speakers/headphones while you are recording.

                        Like if i wanted to play music or do a co-op play in my video with a friend, to have an option to use skype of something of the sort to be able to hear what is coming through my speakers/headphones.

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                        • Video Controls at Top

                          Hi, Can you please add the recording controls to the top of the "box" rather than the bottom? Having them at the bottom usually covers the start/play button on most websites...

                          Thanks!

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                          • thinkness of free hand drawing tool

                            I LOVE the new features, esp the drawing tool. I would like to see the ability for a few different thicknesses for the free hand drawing tool. I make videos drawing music notes on staff paper, and having the tool a little thinner would make it easier to draw notes on the staff. Keep up the great work!

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                            • can import music files

                              to play music on your video

                              24 votes
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                              • Add support for Box (box.net)

                                I'd love to see Box as a location to save files. At Box, many of us use SOM daily, and end up having to save local copies. We'd be happy to get you in touch with our platform team to scope and build this! The APIs are located at http://developers.box.com/docs/#tokens-token-object

                                60 votes
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                                  • A blurring feature so we can hide information for security reasons...

                                    Example: If you are making a video logged into an account and the account information (screen name, certain fields, etc) needs to remain private.

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                                    • Faster recording resume after pausing

                                      I'm not sure what to make of the 3, 2, 1 countdown when pressing record after having paused recording. If that delay is due to hardware or sofware limitations then fine but if it's just programmed in please remove the countdown and just resume recording ASAP. Thanks.

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                                      • Add songs for a video.

                                        a video with music in the background is lighten up than a video without music. so my idea is that there is some standard musics come and then you can use those. and that you perhaps can put your own music erin

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