CamStudio v.2.7.2 (build r326) screenshot on Windows 8.1
|Developer(s)||nickthegeek, windycity, wolfpackmars2, romulus9, jpetroules, gotschai, bleeblap|
|Initial release||October 2001|
|Stable release||2.7.2 (Build r326) / 19 October 2013|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
|License||GNU General Public License|
CamStudio is a screencasting program for Microsoft Windows released as free software. The software renders videos in an AVI format. It can also convert these AVIs into Flash Video format, embedded in SWF files. CamStudio is written in C++, but CamStudio 3 will be developed in C#.
The original CamStudio was released as an open source product by RenderSoft software in October 2001. The source code license was converted to the GNU General Public License in December 2002 with release 1.8. The Source code of versions 1.0, 1.4 and 2.0 are still available at SourceForge.
In 2003, the company was acquired by eHelp Corporation who owned a competing product called RoboDemo (now called Adobe Captivate). eHelp Corporation released an updated version as CamStudio 2.1 under a proprietary software license only and removed the ability to create SWFs. A succession of acquisitions led to the company being owned by Adobe.
Development of CamStudio 2.0 (the last open-source version) was resumed and released as free software again in September 2007 with the CamStudio 2.5 Beta 1 release. Accordingly, it was re-branded as CamStudio Open Source.
There have been ongoing and proven reports about malicious code contained in some binaries of the software. At the moment (January 2014), the binary on the webpage | www.camstudio.org is infected with the trojan Artemis!0FEA2B12900D
- , CamStudio
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- Talk:CamStudio#Possibly Viral
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