Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish I could record this moment" while using a computer?
Whether it is the highlight of a game, an important online meeting, or the progress of a creative project, there are countless moments you want to record your screen.
However, with so many screen recording software available on the market, you may be wondering which one to choose.
- To solve such problems, this article focuses on the especially easy-to-use and feature-rich AG-Desktop Recorder and briefly describes its features and usage.
AG-Desktop Recorder" (AGDRec), video and audio recorder software for PCs, is a widely recognized Japanese-made screen capture software. This free tool is compact and lightweight compared to other screen capture software, and continues to be used by many users even though it is no longer officially supported and updated.
Features of AG Desktop Recorder include
- Simple UI: It has an intuitive user interface that even beginners can easily use, making recording and editing functions simple to use.
- Buffered encoding function: This feature allows recording data to be temporarily buffered and encoded with a specified codec after recording is complete. This reduces the load during recording even when PC specifications are low.
- Broad format support: Multiple formats are supported, including AVI, WMV, MP4, and the particularly light processing load AGM format.
- Compatibility: Supports various Windows versions, including Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
- Multifunctionality: Provides many useful features such as mouse cursor recording, audio recording, and multi-threaded recording process.
AG Desktop Recorder is an easy-to-use and feature-rich recording software, especially for those who are concerned about their PC specs. Even though it is no longer officially supported, it is still favored by many users for its practicality.
To begin using AG-Desktop Recorder, follow these steps
Go to the official page to download and install AG-Desktop Recorder.
After installation is complete, the setup screen will appear automatically. Although there is a lot of jargon, check the two important items framed in red. This will enable basic use.
After clicking "OK," the configuration screen will close and AG-Desktop Recorder will run in the background; you will see a green "AG" icon in the lower right corner of your PC.
Right-clicking on the "AG" icon will bring you to an additional settings window. Here you can make further settings as needed.
To start recording, press Ctrl+F12. Press again to stop recording.
To record a specific area, right-click on the "AG icon" in the task tray and select "Area Specific Recording". After clicking "OK," drag on the screen to specify the recording area, then click "Finish Processing" or use the hotkey to start recording.
- AG-Desktop Recorder can be used efficiently for screen recording if you follow these steps. However, in the author's experience, there were some problems. They will be discussed in detail in the next section.
While the AG-Desktop Recorder has the advantage of capturing video and audio at high speed, it also has some drawbacks. These drawbacks are described below.
Unfortunately, AG-Desktop Recorder does not support macOS. If you are a Mac user, you will need to find another screen recording software.
Because AG-Desktop Recorder focuses on screen recording speed, video quality is not very high. When recorded video is enlarged, the image is often blurry or noisy.
AG-Desktop Recorder has the basic features of a screen recording software, but it does not have an option to download subtitle files. When watching foreign dramas and movies, subtitles are often required. Built-in subtitles can be recorded, but external subtitle files are not supported and require special download software.
- These are the drawbacks of AG-Desktop Recorder and how to deal with them. ag-desktop recorder is fast and easy to use for screen recording, but it also has some drawbacks such as no macOS support, low video quality, and no subtitle file download.
- You can solve these drawbacks by using it with other software or switching to another software.
AG-Desktop Recorder is an excellent screen recording software, but unfortunately it does not support macOS, has limited video quality, and does not support downloading subtitle files.
So, instead of screen recording, we will show you how to download videos. The way is to use StreamGaGa, a useful tool specialized for video downloading.
- The main features of StreamGaGa are as follows
- Wide variety of supported sites: Supports more than 1,500 popular VOD services, including Netflix, U-NEXT, Disney+, Amazon Prime, ABEMA, Hulu, and more.
- High resolution support: 4K and Full HD videos can be downloaded in original quality.
- Safe and reliable use: User privacy is a priority and secure technology is used.
- Full support system: A professional team responds quickly to questions and problems.
- Highly rated by users: Many users have said, "This is the best I've ever used.
- Using StreamGaGa is very easy. Please follow the steps below:
First, install StreamGaGa One from the official StreamGaGa website. The free version allows you to download three videos in its entirety for a trial download, so please try it out. (You can also download from the button below)
Normally, the installer is automatically saved in the download folder. Run the downloaded installer and follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation.
The StreamGaGa downloader is now installed and ready to use.
*If the language is not the one you prefer, you can change it by clicking on the three-line hamburger button in the upper right corner of the screen and going to Settings > General > Language.
Next, copy the URL of the video you wish to download. Then return to the StreamGaGa downloader screen, paste the copied URL into the URL field, and press Enter. *Before downloading paid content, you must log in to your paid membership account.
When the downloaded video is played, analysis will begin automatically. After analysis, the download settings screen will appear.
Before downloading, select the picture quality, sound quality, and file format. On the picture quality selection screen, we recommend that you choose high quality. This will allow you to enjoy beautiful images even when you are offline. As for the file format, MP4 is generally recommended, but you can select other formats if necessary. After setting, click "Download Now" to start downloading.
Once you have used our product and successfully downloaded videos, we recommend that you upgrade to the paid version for further functionality. The free version allows you to save up to 3 videos, but if you exceed that, you will need to upgrade to the paid version.
To activate the product after purchase, please follow these steps
- Click on the "three-line hamburger button" in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Then select "Activate".
- Then login with the account information you used when you purchased the product.
This will complete the activation and you will be able to use all functions.
StreamGaGa" is a software application that allows you to download videos faster and with higher quality than screen recording. If you are unable to record your screen or are not satisfied with the quality of your screen recording, please try "StreamGaGa". Download your favorite videos and enjoy them anytime, anywhere.
How was your experience? In this article, we summarized the usage and features of AG-Desktop Recorder, which specializes in screen recording, and StreamGaGa, which is an alternative method of screen recording. However, it also has disadvantages such as lack of macOS support, low video quality, and inability to download subtitle files. StreamGaGa, on the other hand, supports more than 1,500 VOD services and enables high-resolution video downloads.
Please take this opportunity to try AG-Desktop Recorder or StreamGaGa.