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When is video recording being supported in TestComplete?

mgroen
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When is video recording being supported in TestComplete?

I would like to have a video recording session started when tests are run (the tests are run at night unmanned), so that I can check/watch the video at morning, for the results.



Currently, TestComplete is not supporting starting/recording video recording sessions.



Does anyone have a good working approach for this?

Also, does anyone know if TC's roadmap includes video recording (of the tested (web)application), in the future?



Thanks.



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TanyaYatskovska
Community Manager

RE: When is video recording being supported in TestComplete?

Hi Mathijs,

 


There are many screen capture tools that allow recording a video. You can automate this process and make TestComplete run this tool at the beginning of the test and stop it after performing the last action.


 


BTW, we have a corresponding suggestion in our DB - I've increased its rating based on your request. Thanks.


 

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mgroen
Frequent Contributor

RE: When is video recording being supported in TestComplete?

Tanya,



thank you for your reply.



What are the experiences with the video recording tools available?



Anyone have a good idea of which tool to use for recording video in the background?

What settings (videoformat etc), to use?



Any ideas and suggestions are welcome...
lnd_amaral
Contributor

RE: When is video recording being supported in TestComplete?



 


 


*** SETTINGS ****


 


- "Tools > Current Project Properties"


- CLR Bridge


- At 'Browser Files', navigate to "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression 4\Encoder SDK" and select the file "Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.dll"


 


 


 


*** SCRIPT EXAMPLE ****


 


function record(record){


 


  var video = dotNET.Microsoft_Expression_Encoder_ScreenCapture.ScreenCaptureJob.zctor


  


  if (record){


    video.OutputScreenCaptureFileName = "C:/Videos/test.wmv";


    video.Start()


  }


  else{


    video.Stop()


  }


}

mgroen
Frequent Contributor

RE: When is video recording being supported in TestComplete?

Thanks for this info Leonardo.



By the way, I have used NCH's Debut Video Capture software (provided by NCH Software), which allows command driven starting/stopping of recording.



Worked well and could save recorded videos in multiple formats.



Disadvantage is that it's not free software 😞
lnd_amaral
Contributor

RE: When is video recording being supported in TestComplete?

 You're welcome Mathijs.

 


If NCH's Debut Video Capture become a problem for you in the future, Encoder is free.

jhall68w
Contributor

Re: When is video recording being supported in TestComplete?

I know this is an old post, but in case anyone comes by it again, TC now supports video recording.

 

https://github.com/SmartBear/testcomplete-videorecorder-extension

 

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