The basic command for screen recording is: adb shell screenrecord. Let's get you ready to record. You can control the resolution with —size or the bit rate with —bit-rate. If you get a number back, you are ready to go. What makes it unique is the fact that the recording process can be paused and resumed.
This begins screen recording immediately when you press enter. Now we're a similarly awkward stage with screen recording on. The root way Paradoxically, if you've gone through the sometimes complicated process of rooting your device, taking a screen recording actually gets easier. Even if you don't have root, you can make great looking videos in a few minutes, once you get the kinks worked out. A more advanced option, but one that tends to be a bit less user-friendly, is. But I see no reason that developers should be the only ones to take advantage of this awesome feature.
We never really could figure out why it lacked such functionality, but now you can take one on most phones by hitting Volume Down + Power at the same time for a couple of seconds. Google included an incredibly useful tool in Android 4. Even better, once the recording starts, the app goes in the background, leaving a clean screen. Actually, , but it seems to be pretty hit or miss at the time. It records in whatever screen resolution your phone displays with a default bit rate of 4Mbps. You can probably see why this is a developer tool. Individual screenshots are useful for many occasions, but sometimes you need to be able to capture something in a video format.
Google has included this feature with Android 4. There are plenty of reasons you might want to create a video of what's happening on your phone's display there's this nice little site called you may have heard of , but Google isn't making it particularly easy. This app can mix in audio captured from the microphone, but not internal audio. We've got a , so I won't go into detail there. The only thing that you need to do is install the program for the app along with its corresponding Windows or Mac program which is also available on Uptodown.
One major drawback: you don't get audio with the video. Depending on where you told the screenrecord to save to, you can retrieve it, watch it, and then share it with the world. For example, it took Google about three years to make screenshots on Android not completely tedious. The app is using a floating menu, making it much more accessible to users that need instant access to it. The official method All phones and tablets on Android 4.
The resolution will be the same as the resolution that your Android device has, so the quality is usually excellent. Once this is set up, head to Settings on your phone and enable Debug Mode. This feature is intended for developers who want to spruce up Play Store listings with a video walk-through of an app. You can also use --size to change the resolution of the video. If you know of a way, feel free to let us know in the comments.
. This app gives you control over bitrate, resolution, and all the other stuff, but it can also record the audio at the system level. You can find a full list of commands for screenrecord. Its main strength is that you can use it without having to root your device. This can be adjusted with a higher bit rate, as well as a lower resolution for the recording. Launch into the command line with your Android 4.
The maximum recording time is three minutes, but you can set shorter time limits if you need to with —time-limit and be sure to put the time in seconds. Google has this positively obnoxious habit of making really cool features, but keeping them accessible only for developers and not easily discoverable for regular users. There are a handful of apps that can trigger the native screen recording functionality without messing around in a command line. The default recording, which is shown in our video above, is a little on the choppy side. All of the gestures that you make on the screen will also be recorded, and once you're done recording the video you can quickly share it on YouTube or any other app that you have installed.