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How to Record Webcam with VLC Media Player

Author by Jane

Nov 22, 2019

Are you still vexed that you can’t find a reliable tool to record webcam videos? Actually, VLC Media Player can help you out, which is not only for playing videos. This article aims to introduce how to directly record webcam with VLC Media Player. In addition, I will recommend an excellent webcam recorder for you.

VLC Media Player is well-known for its powerful media-playing function so that you can play videos in virtually any format successfully on VLC Media Player. Is it only a video player? As a matter of fact, there are multiple gorgeous features waiting for you to explore. For example, you can split videos with VLC, download YouTube videos using VLC Media Player… Today, in order to solve the user’s problem about recording webcam, we come to the new page that is how to record webcam with VLC Media Player directly and simply.

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Step1. Adjust Settings

Run VLC Media Player, click “Media” on the top left corner >>> head to “Open Capture Device…”, a new window will pop up. Then make a few adjustments as follows:

1): Capture Mode—DirectShow

2): Video device name—choose your webcam device

3): Audio device name—select the audio input device name

4): Then you can head to “Advanced Options” to adjust more parameters, such as changing Picture aspect-ratio, video input frame rate to 60… Click “OK” to turn back.

Click the inverted triangle icon behind “Play” to choose “Convert” or hit the shortcut Alt + O on the keyboard.

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Step 2. Set the Output Format and Record Webcam with VLC

It will direct to Convert window. Choose the output format for recorded video by clicking the inverted triangle icon in the middle of the window. For example, here we select “Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4)” as an export format.

Then press “Browse” to customize the directory.

Finally, once you click “Start” button, VLC will automatically begin to record your webcam video.

Directly close VLC when you finish recording video. Then you can go to the related folder to find the recorded video.

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Step 1. Enter the “Recorder” Module for Ready

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro, there are 5 choices for you: Converter, Downloader, Recorder, GIF Maker, and Toolbox. Click “Recorder” tab to head to the recording window.

Step 2. Choose the Recording Area and Settings

First of all, you can quickly select the quality for your recorded video on the “Quick setting” bar and check the microphone box for sound-recording. Then on the upper left corner, there are Custom and Full Screen choices for you. The former allows you to customize the range of the recording area by dragging the border freely; The latter means recording the full screen.

The Process of Recording Webcam Video

Step 3. Choose the Output Path and Begin Recording

Click the inverted triangle icon at the bottom of the window to customize the directory. Then you can press “Rec” to start recording video.

There will occur a 5-seconds countdown to remind you the start of recording. If you want to finish recording, you can press shortcut Ctrl + F1 to end this process. Then you can open your recorded video in the output folder.

At last...

Have you learned this operation for VLC Media Player recording webcam videos? As you can see, here I recommend another well-received tool called HD Video Converter Factory Pro to cope with such an issue as well. For my personal use, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is much more simple and easier to operate for users, especially for novices. For your better user experience, you can try to record webcam with VLC Media Player or the latter. Don’t forget to share this article with your friends if it is helpful to you.

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