Portable (no-install, no-Internet) Screencasting on Windows

Recently I was asked if it is possible to screencast when you can’t install a screencasting tool and when you don’t have Internet access.  You know what?  You can!

If you use the free CamStudio on Windows then you can get the Portable CamStudio download – you just pop it onto a USB stick and ‘it just works’.

Dai, a long-term ShowMeDo author, created a screencast that teaches you how to set everything up:

“In this video we show you how to setup CamStudio, Dm2, VirtualDub and Audacity to work off a pen drive so that you have a portable setup to create your screencasts.”

If you search for ‘camtasia portable’ you get lots of links for a similar solution for TechSmith’s main screencast tool.  I’m not sure on the legality of these downloads but if you have your own license, I guess you could replicate the process and take CamTasia Studio on the move with you.  You’d probably want to speak to TechSmith just to confirm the license situation first though.


To improve your screencasting knowledge you must read The Screencasting Handbook. The author (Ian Ozsvald) also blogs.
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