I have come to receive enlightenment... Aka: Help me please? I am currently running CamStudio with a headset microphone on Windows 7, and I am having a few problems with the video recording.
Games that run in a non-fullscreen window, such as internet games or basic windows games like solitaire, seem to record properly and I can adjust the size of the recording area just fine. But games that run full screen(and no matter what I do, won't switch to a smaller window) record in weird ways, and it seems that the games I want to LP all act this way. The first game I tried was SimPark, and although I could see the game, when I looked at the recording, all it could see was a black screen, a mouse, and occasional button captions. I fooled around with the settings and only managed to make the game run or record with weird inverted colors.
The second game I tried was World of Goo, which would show the game, but it acted like the game was only playing in part of the screen. If you want to watch the video to see the full horror, the link is in my profile and I apologize for using Youtube (because it was the only thing I knew before joining here and I was testing my upload ability among other things) and from what I've read you guys don't really like it. But in case you don't want to watch the video, which you probably don't and I understand because it is not an attractive video, I am providing easy reference pictures because it is really hard to describe.
When I play, what I see is the fullscreen game:
When I record, in full screen mode or in the choose your own capture area mode, I see this(the black space changes size depending on the size of my recording area):
It also flickers a bit and records the mouse as visible when in the game it is not. I have sound issues too, but I am looking at the sound help topic already and am going to try those suggestions, because my recorded volume is super low and the game volume is virtually non-existent despite the live volume being absurdly loud.
I have played with the settings, frame rate, quality, and recording area in CamStudio and I have changed the window type, compatibility modes, and size ratio in the game preferences, but no luck fixing the issue. I suspect the problems are coming from the games mostly, but there has to be a way to fix it. I find it annoying to have the video look that way and I am sure it is annoying to watch, so any help would be great. Thanks in advance!
Edit: And I don't know why my posts have a little black dot on the icon, so if I am accidentally labeling them as pinned or something, I apologize. I am unfamiliar with these icons and I am not sure if that just means it is a thread I started.