Many people visit Omegle to mingle and chat with other users all around the world. You do not have to sign up and can chat with a perfect stranger about any topic. People are randomly paired up for individual text-based or video chat meetings and known only by the basic names of "you" and "stranger." No matter what type of conversation you find yourself in, you might want to record the whole thing to read or watch later and revisit the laughs and fun you had. Maybe you want to share a funny chat video with your friends too. Recording one or more conversations on Omegle must be done with off-site programs since the site itself does not offer that capability.
The easiest way to capture both video and audio chat from Omegle is to use the Screen Grabber Pro program, which works for both Windows and Mac machines. You can select one small region of your screen to record or includes the entire thing. It also offers WebCam recording capabilities. Because this program is so user-friendly and flexible, you can easily use it for any Internet-based communication such as Omegle, G-chat and Skype. While the recording process is going on, you can even make basic edits. Unlike other screen filming programs that require file conversion, editing in a different program and using something else entirely to upload using FTP, Screen Grabber Pro offers all of these capabilities in one convenient package.
1. Download the Screen Grabber Pro program and install it on your computer.
2. After launching the program, click on the menu that allows you to select which audio source you wish to record from. These options include system, microphone, both or none if you do not wish to include sound.
3. Click on "Tools" and then select "Options" to create hotkey commands, modify your cursor and make other setting changes..
4. After you are done chatting on Omegle, simply press "Stop" to automatically save the video recording to the specified folder.
Screencast-O-Matic also allows for easy recording of Omegle chat sessions. Just visit the web page it is hosted on and press the "Start Recording" link. You can then select the area of the screen you wish to capture by dragging the selector shape. This is usually done over the Omegle chat window, but could be extended if you wish. It is possible to record you on the webcam at the same time. After the chat is complete, simply click "Done." The resultant video file can be saved to your hard drive, external storage, uploaded to YouTube directly or saved on the Screencast-O-Matic.com site itself.
This program's free option has limitations, however. You can grab the video and system audio, but only the premium version includes microphone sound recording as well. Also, no editing tools or options are included in the no-cost version.
Another option for recording Omegle chat sessions is Camtasia. It is considered one of the best screen capturing programs available today. You can select the region of the screen you want to tape and even edit the final version using various editing options. Sharing the video online or saving it in the cloud is super simple. Unfortunately with these advanced features comes a premium price. People who are interested in recording videos more frequently or professionally should give the free trial a chance though. You will get limited capabilities, but still be able to determine if this is the right program for you. Some people find the more involved setup to be more trouble than it is worth or have compatibility issues.