Taking screen captures is pretty easy. But what about VIDEO captures?
It might seem like you need a PhD in computer science, but it turns out that recording a video of a single window or your desktop is VERY easy these days.
Here are 3 easy ways to do screen recording on your puter, and the first one won’t cost you a penny!
VLC media player is free, popular, and just awesome. It’ll play just about any audio or video file you throw at it.
Beginning in version 3.0.0, it supports hardware acceleration so that it should play even hi-res vids smoothly.
But quite often when you try to play a 4K (2160p) video, the playback stutters and is basically unwatchable.
Turns out there’s a very simple fix that works 95% of the time! And it’ll take you all of about 10 seconds to do it…
Chrome is a fantastic web browser – except when it eats all your CPU power and crashes your puter.
What’s going on here? I thought Chrome was lean, mean, and zippy?
Well, it IS… But the Software Reporter Tool that it downloads and runs to scan your computer “for evil add-ons” may be up to more than just making sure Chrome runs well (which is hilarious, since it ends up crashing the puters of so many of us!).
Whatever… How do you turn the dang thing OFF?!
For reasons unknown to me, other people are always asking me how to learn programming.
Well, there’s the traditional route: go to school, become a coder. Done!
But as we all know, many of the best and most famous programmers were those who dropped out of school and were essentially self-taught.
Are they onto something?
Ah, the internet!
It’s so incredibly useful, and at the same time you won’t find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. Well, technically, it’s more useful than villain-y.
Still, it’s good to be careful!
So what’s the best way to stay safe when using the internet? Strong passwords? Antivirus? Browser add-ons? Privacy enhancers? VPNs?!
That’s all well and good, but there’s one trick that will never let you down…
This one is fun:
One day, your thumbnail preview icons turn into black squares instead of showing a preview of the file’s contents as usual.
You may even find that the usual methods to fix the problem simply don’t work.
Fear not! With a few easy tricks, you can get your black icons displaying previews again…
And you just might discover something new along the way!
Every now and then, you need to make a snapshot of what’s on your screen – or maybe just the content of a single application window.
Most people think you need some kind of special software to take screenshots, but the truth is that it’s actually a whole lot easier – and cheaper!
Windows 10 has five simple ways to take screenshots.
That means you’re literally a keystroke away from taking as many screen captures as you want!
This is a fun one!
You get a new motherboard with an Intel 500 Series chipset. You decide to just use the integrated graphics in the CPU, but you can’t boot!
It turns out your actual boot drive is missing from the Boot options menu. Gonzerooni!
These days, you might not want too many Windows 10 updates given all the problems they tend to cause.
But the fact remains that if you can’t update Windows at all due to some cryptic error message, you’re still in trouble.
You’re missing out on security and reliability updates that you obviously need!
What to do when Windows Update keeps giving you the dreaded ‘Retry’ button along with an obscure error message that it can’t update??
You know the drill: Like, Subscribe, Click the Notification Bell.
These days, it’s just not enough. I’ve received a ton of messages saying people thought I had stopped making vids!
It’s the usual seesaw: we’re all supposed to do BLAH, so then we do it, and then it no longer matters since everyone is doing it! Since everyone has liked, subscribed, and signed up for notifications for all kinds of channels, YouTube doesn’t actually send many notifications any more.
Well, I’m sure they do, but not for my channel according to my subscribers. There’s also the fact that over 43 YEARS of video is uploaded to YT every day – so you can imagine the sheer volume of notifications that must zoom around every second.
What to do?