VClip: a free tool for Windows that lets you record your screen in various formats and with audio included

There are plenty of ways to record your screen in Windows, some more complicated than others, some more limited than others. In Gen beta we have shared multiple utilities that serve for it, and now we are going to share one more for how simple and efficient it is.

Its name is VClip and besides being completely free, it is compatible with all modern versions of Windows (10, 8/8.1 and 7). Its advantage is that it allows you to record in multiple formats, either video or GIF, and even allows you to record all the audio you hear on your system.

VClip supports Hi DPI and screen scaling. When processing the video and making the recording, it will work better, the more cores your processor has. And they also recommend adding it as an application allowed to Windows Defender so that it takes less time to write data to disk, but this is optional.

How to use it

One of the best features of this application is that it is portable and therefore does not need installation, you can take it anywhere and run it on any computer. Once you download the .ZIP file from its official website, you only have to extract it in the folder of your preference.

This folder contains two executable files, an audio file, and a folder in which the frames captured by the application are stored. To record your screen just run VClip.exe and a recording window will appear immediately.
You can move this recording frame to where you want and adjust its size as you see fit. To start recording just press Rec.

If you click the down arrow next to the record button, you can choose between three frames per second (FPS) options: 15,25,30. Remember that the higher the number, the smoother you’re recording and of better quality, but also heavier.

When you have finished recording the part of your screen you were interested in, just click on Stop. This will give you several options: first, you can click Edit to crop your recording, and second, you can choose the format in which your recording will be stored.

You can select MP4, WEB M, OGG, AVI, or GIF. You can also select “Mute” before recording in video format, in case you want to mute your recording, as by default, the sound is recorded.

Once this is done, you only have to choose the name of the file and a folder to store it. Then, you will have to wait for VClip to encode your recording, the time this takes will depend on the duration, quality, format chosen, and the power of your hardware.