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2600 emulator that records gameplay into a video file?


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#1 Gemini Gamer

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:33 AM

Anybody know of one?  Stella doesn't seem to have this feature.


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#2 kamakazi20012

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:03 AM

Hmmm...I only know of a NES emulator with that feature.  You could use Stella full-screen and use a screen capture program to capture the video. If you have Windows you can find a few free screen capture apps by using Google.  As for a built-in capture from an Atari emulator...I lack knowledge in that department.


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#3 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:39 AM

To my knowledge, one doesn't exist.

 

My understanding is that an emulator would essentially need to have a fully separate window-capture function built in due to the way that screen graphics are produced by the 2600.  Since the video capture would be accomplished entirely outside of the emulation routines, and other programs already exist to do just this, it's not really a priority.

 

I use Stella with Open Broadcaster Software to output FLV files.  If someone has a better suggestion, please comment!


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 12:24 PM

MESS (I use the MESSUI64 front end) seems to have this feature (although I've never tried it). 

 

 

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#5 Gemini Gamer

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 03:13 PM

Thanks everyone!  I tried screen recording, but the program I used was terrible.  I'll try your suggestions right away :)


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 04:29 PM

If that doesn't work Adobe does have a free encoder for live feeds that might work as it records to your computer's hard drive.  RickR shared links to some free video editing software in another post (I'll go look for it).  One of those programs I tried out, liked, and remember that it did actually capture screens very well.  I'll go find it right quick.


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#7 kamakazi20012

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 04:37 PM

Found it!!  This one I installed and it does offer screen capture.  It's free.  Free is good, right?

 

http://www.videosoft...ee-video-editor

 

Hope it helps.


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#8 Gemini Gamer

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:41 PM

Found it!!  This one I installed and it does offer screen capture.  It's free.  Free is good, right?

 

http://www.videosoft...ee-video-editor

 

Hope it helps.

Even with my most powerful PC, It was really slow and wouldn't recognize my sound card.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:55 PM

Figures.  Sorry about that.  Times like this I wish some of the old school hardware was still being made.  Nothing beats a good old official Creative Labs' Sound Blaster sound card for sure.  



#10 Dan Iacovelli

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:28 AM

don't know if it was updated but I remember PCAE recorded game play http://pcae.vg-network.com/index.html


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