VLC is mostly known as a versatile media player for playing videos and music in any format on computer and mobile devices. However, most of you may not know the hidden fact that in addition to the media playing ability, VLC can also be used to accomplish other tasks, such as cutting video files, recording computer screen, and so forth. Considering you may need to capture your screen activity at some point without willing to install any extra software, here in this article, we are going to show you the easy guide on how to use VLC as a free screen recorder to capture the desktop screen on your Mac or PC in a few clicks only. At the same time, we'll introduce the best alternative to VLC to record screen videos on computer in case you are looking for a more lossless screen recording tool.
Part 1. Quick Guide to Record Screen Using VLC Media Player
Step 1 Launch VLC Media Player on your computer
Step 2 Set up the capture mode
Step 3Select output directory to save the recordings
Step 4Start recording your screen with VLC
Step 5Quit the recording on VLC
Part 2. Joyoshare Screen Recorder - Lossless Video Capture Tool
Here you meet Joyoshare Screen Recorder, a well-designed screen capturing solution that can record any desktop activity losslessly on computer. It can be used to capture any screen video, including online movies, streaming music, lectures, webinars, webcams, games, Skype calls, and many more. Besides, it's able to record the screen videos with audio simultaneously. Once recorded, the recordings will be saved in common formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, AVI, MKV, etc. for playing on any device such as iPhone, iPad, Android, smart TV, game console, etc. With this comprehensive screen capture, you can also set scheduled recording and add fantastic effects to the videos as you like.
Key Features of Joyoshare Video Capture
Record all desktop activities including videos and audios
Capture and save recordings in lossless quality
Convert recorded videos/audios to other formats and devices
Support shortcuts, scheduled recordings and other effects