The Recorder Module

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The Recorder module¹ records video from any source together with audio from any audio device directly to the hard drive in various formats. Right click the module to open its popup menu. The following additional menu entries are available.


Starts/pauses recording.


Stops recording.


Opens the Settings dialog where the file format can be selected. Currently 5 container types are supported: Matroska, MOV, MPEG-2 Program Stream, MPEG-2 Transport Stream & MPEG-4. Note both Matroska and MPEG-2 TS have the advantage that the file will always be readable, even if it is not properly closed (e.g. if a power outage occurs during recording). Matroska is also the only container that supports uncompressed audio (PCM). Best video quality is achieved by selecting RGB444 as colour space, although not every video player supports this. Same goes for MPEG-2 which is not supported by the default Windows Media Player. Use the Audio Delay setting to obtain perfect audio/video sync in recordings. Typically audio will be early as video takes longer to process, so a positive audio delay should be set.

Save Recording To

All recordings will be stored in the folder selected here. The file will be automatically named VidBlasterX_yymmddhhmmss, e.g. VidBlasterX_140818143000 on August 18th 2014 at 2.30 PM. The default folder is the "My Videos" folder.

¹ Broadcast edition supports multiple Recorder modules