Since releasing our 1st HTML desktop video recorder in December 2016 we’ve never stopped improving it. The work culminated this summer with more than a dozen weeks of hard work & research that resulted in a new much improved HTML only desktop video recorder.
Last week we’ve finally pushed our 2nd generation HTML video recorder to our client delivery servers. It has been completely rewritten and does not rely on WebRTC anymore – except for
getUserMedia() – but on a better streaming technology which makes it possible to record higher quality videos.
This new HTML video recorder is a huge improvement over the previous one:
- Higher video quality (immediately visible)
- Consistent video quality from start to finish
- Faster connections
- Higher connection rates (WebRTC had a complex connection mechanism involving signalling, STUN & TURN servers)
- Internet connection throughput does not affect video quality
- Less moving parts makes it easier to monitor and debug
This new desktop recorder also fixes the 2 issues that have plagued our WebRTC based video recorder and that have kept us from pulling it out of beta:
- some videos not having sound
- some videos ending up with 0kb in size
The requirements have remained roughly the same with only Chrome’s minimum version being bumped up from 47 to 49.
The new recorder has been running on our new homepage for some time now and the results have been impressive.