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Running CM11 Nightlies? Try the New Screencasting App
Video capture on Android devices has been notoriously troublesome. Yes, there are several solutions already available, but many of them have limitations of either being for pay or excruciatingly slow with choppy frame rates. Now, the CM team is testing their first party screen recording app, which brings many useful features and make them as easy as taking a screenshot.
The screencast functionality is initiated by pressing power + volume up. After pressing the key combination, you are given a prompt to start screencasting. Once initiated, the app records your device’s screen along with audio from your microphone. This makes it very useful if creating something like a walkthrough or tutorial.
The app is currently in open beta, and you can test it out on your own device. However, you have to meet a few criteria first. To get in on the action, you must first be running the latest CyanogenMod 11 nightlies. Luckily, they’re quite easy to find over on the CyanogenMod download server. Then once that’s taken care of, join the CM Google+ Community, as well as the beta program for the new app. Once you’ve done that, you can then find CyanogenMod Screencast in the Google Play Store.
Luckily, the additions are open source, so other developers can peer into the code by making their way over to the CM Gerrit. Have you already tested the new screencasting app? Are you a developer incorporating this into your own CM-based builds? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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