How to Record your Desktop Screen with YouTube

Here Justnaira brings in a step-by-step explanatory guide on the means to adopt as to recording a screencast video of your desktop screen with the assistance of YouTube. There is no strict requirement of the installation of any software.

Screencasting is stress free. Just download a software program, then hit the record button and a video of your computer screen will be created, available for you to possibly upload to YouTube. There are a variety of screencasting tools between you could make your choice from but then it is possible you may not still be aware that you can also create screencast videos inside YouTube absent any desktop software! The totality of things you need is a web browser and a YouTube account.

Presented to you in this article is a detailed step by step guide on the means to create screencasts of your desktop windows with the aid of YouTube.

How to Record your Desktop Screen with YouTube

How to Record your Desktop Screen with YouTube

How to Create a Screencast with YouTube

Step 1: By means of your Google Account, sign-in to YouTube. Take the Upload button which appears on the upper left corner; choosing Events under Live Streaming. In the case when you have not done before prior now, there may the slight occurrence of YouTube requiring you to verify your phone number to as to procure streaming.

Step 2: There you are on the Create Event page. Assign a title to your screencast video, make a choice of setting the privacy of the video between Unlisted or Private and then click the “Go Live Now” button.

Step 3: What this does is open the Hangouts on Air page. To turn off webcam recoding, click the camera icon. In the same vein, it is also possible to toggle the microphone icon should you not wish to record audio.

Step 4: At this interval, select the screen share button in the left toolbox and choose a desktop window which you intend to record for your screencast. Do not forget that if you making use of multiple virtual desktops, what it will only show is program windows that are active on the current desktop.

How to Record your Desktop Screen with YouTube

How to Record your Desktop Screen with YouTube

Step 5: To share your screen, click the Start Screenshare button; after which you could Start Broadcast so as to begin recording the screen. Of course, this is a private session, the essence here is nobody will be able to watch your broadcast in the process of it being recorded. Click the Stop Broadcast button when you are through with the recording, and switch to the YouTube website.

There we are. Move to your YouTube video dashboard ( and there you will be entertained to the sight of new screencast video whose recording you have just finished. It is also possible to download the video to your Google Drive or even share it generously with the world.

Essentially, the videos are recorded in 720p HD and this it would be very nice to resize your desktop window to the 16:9 ratio prior to hitting the broadcast button.

I hope this was really helpful!

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