6 Best Free Video Conference Recording Software For Windows
Here is a list of best free video conference recording software for Windows. Through these software, you can easily record video conferencing conducted between multiple users with the audio of all users. After recording a video conference, each software lets you locally save the recording in mainly MP4 or WEBM formats.
All these software are primarily video conferencing software with an additional recording feature. Thus, you don’t need any external software to conduct meetings with multiple participants. Along with video conferencing, you can also easily conduct and record audio conferencing through these software. Private video and audio calls can also be performed and recorded through these video conference recording software. Apart from conferencing features, you also get private and group chat features in most software. However, only a few software will let you save or record the chat conducted between participants.
In most of these software, you can find whiteboard and screen sharing collaboration tools that can also be recorded if used by the participants. The process to record video conferences is not that difficult in any of these software. To help you out, I have included the steps to record a video conference in the description of each software. Go through the list to know more about these software.
My Favorite Video Conference Recording Software For Windows:
Zoom is my favorite software because it can record a video conference along with audio and text chats. Plus, it can also record collaboration activities performed by participants during the recording including use of whiteboard and screen sharing features.
Zoom is a free video conference recording software for Windows, iOS, and Android. Through this software, you can conduct online meetings and video conferences that you can also record. It even offers options to perform private and group chats and audio calls over the internet. It also enables new users to quickly conduct video conferencing by sending invites through email to other new users. In it, participants can also collaborate with one another by drawing their ideas over the whiteboard and sharing their screen with one another. Now, follow the below steps to record video conference through this software.
How to record video conference in Zoom:
- Launch this software and click on the New Meeting button to start a new meeting or press the Join button to join an existing meeting.
- After entering in a meeting, you can view your video feed along with the video and audio feeds of other users.
- Now, click on the Record button to start the video and audio feed recording of all participants. All the activities performed during the recording like screen sharing, whiteboard annotation, etc., will also be recorded by it. You can pause the recording at any time during the video conferencing and also completely stop the recording by pressing the Stop button.
- The process to save the recording will only start after the completion of the video conferencing. The final video recording will be saved in the MP4 format. A separate audio playlist of audio feeds of all participants will be saved in M3U format. In addition to that, it also saves all the chats conducted during the recording in the TXT format.
- In this free version of Zoom, you can only host up 100 participants in a video conferencing. Plus, a video conference can only be conducted continuously for 40 minutes. To remove these limitations, you need to purchase the premium versions of this software.
It is one of the best free video conference recording software because it can record the video feed, audio feed, and chats conducted between all participants.
ezTalks is another free video conference recording software for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. It is mainly a video and web conferencing software that also allows you to record video conference. It is also capable to record whiteboard and screen sharing between users during video conferencing. After the recording, you can save the recording locally in your system in MP4 format. Now, check out the below steps to record video conference through this video conference recording software.
How to record video conference in ezTalks:
- Launch this software and initiate the video conferencing by using the Start a video meeting option.
- After that, invite participants or accept their requests.
- Next, click on the Recording option and choose the local recording option to start the recording.
- This recording feature will also record whiteboard and shared screens if used by the participants.
- As soon as you finish the meeting, the recording will automatically save in the MP4 format.
- Audio Meetings: In this software, you can also conduct and record audio meetings performed between multiple participants. The recorded audio conferencing is also saved in the MP4 format.
- Text Chat: Using it, you can privately chat with one participant or group chat with multiple participants. However, you cannot save or record the text chat with this software.
- Webinar: Through this software, you can broadcast live speech or tutorials to up to 25 users at a time.
- This free version of ezTalks does not let you store video conference recordings on cloud storage.
- A video conference can only be conducted continuously for up to 40 minutes.
- A limit of 100 participants is also imposed by this software. To remove all the limitations, you need to purchase the premium version of this software.
It is another easy to use video conference recording software that enables you to record video, audio, and various collaborative activities performed by participants during a video conference.
Skype is a free and popular video conferencing and collaboration software that can also be used as a video conference recording software. It works on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android. Through this software, you can easily perform one on one and group video and audio calls with up to 50 participants. During the video or audio conferencing, all participants get a Record feature through which they can record the whole conference. Another good thing about this software is its ability to record collaboration tasks performed by participants like screen sharing, shared applications, etc. Now, check out the below steps to record video conference through this software.
How to record video conferencing in Skype:
- Launch this app and select a group of participants with which you want to perform video conferencing.
- After the joining of all the participants in the video conference, press the Record button to start the recording.
- Now, participants can share their screens and applications with one another.
- To finish the recording, press the Stop Recording button.
- By default, the recording will automatically save to the Skype cloud. You can easily download the recording from the cloud in MP4 format by going to the three-dot menu.
- Chat: Through this software, you can also chat with one or more participants at a time. Plus, its chat section offers many other handy tools such as send video messages, emojis, share location, send files, and more.
- In this free version of Skype, you cannot call landline and mobile phones.
It is another straightforward video conference recording software that anyone can use with ease.
Jami is yet another free video conference recording software for Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android. With this software, you can also conduct both the video and audio calls with multiple users. During the video conferencing participants can use its Record feature to record the video or audio conferencing. It also lets users to share and record the shared screens. Now, check out the below steps to record video conferencing with this software.
How to record video conference in Jami:
- Initiate this software and start a video conferencing with a team or group.
- After that, press the Record button to start the recording of video conferencing.
- Now, you can share and record the screen. However, it is necessary to again start the recording after screen sharing, as the recording will automatically stop as soon as you share your screen with another user.
- To finish the recording, again press the Record button.
This software saves both the audio and video recording in WEBM format.
- This software use peer to peer connection that significantly reduces the audio and video latency and improves the data transfer rate.
- In this software, you can also perform both the private and group chats with multiple users.
It is one of the simplest software to conduct and record video conferencing. Plus, it does not impose any restrictions like most other similar software.
U Meeting is the next free video conference recording software for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. This software allows its users to conduct video conferencing with multiple participants. Plus, any participant can record the video conferencing with the audio at any time. Along with video conferencing, it also lets you conduct group chats, but you cannot save or record it.
How to record video conferencing in U Meeting:
- Launch the interface of this software and click on the Video Meeting option to start the video conferencing.
- After that add participants and teams from existing contacts. You can also send invites to participants through email.
- Once all the participants joined the video conference, press the Recording button.
- Now, participants can share their screen and collaborate over the whiteboard that will also get recorded.
- To end the recording, just press the Stop button. Once you end the meeting, the recording will get processed and save in the local storage in the MP4 format.
- In this software, you can also communicate with multiple users through audio calls and chats.
- A handy scheduling feature to create and manage schedules for meetings is also present in it.
- In this free version of the U Meeting, you will face various limitations like 30 minutes video conferencing limit and a maximum of 25 participants are allowed to join in a video conference.
It is another capable video conference recording software through which you can conduct and record video meetings.
TeamLink is a free video and web meeting software that can also be used as video conference recording software. It works on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. In this software, you can easily connect with multiple users through video and audio conferencing. At any time, any participant in the conference can record it by using the Record button. Participants during the video conferencing can also chat with one another, but text chats cannot be recorded. Now, follow the below steps to record video conference using this software.
How to record video conferencing in TeamLink:
- Start this software and click on Start/ Join a meeting button to start a new meeting or join an existing meeting.
- After joining with other participants of the video conference or meeting, press the Record button to start the video conference recording.
- If participants share their screen with other users, then that will also be recorded.
- Lastly, press the Stop button to finish the recording and end the video conferencing to save the recording in WEBM video format.
- This software offers a high definition (HD) video calling between users.
- TeamLink support team is always available to resolve any problem related to this software.
It is another straightforward video conference recording software that enables you to conduct and record video conferencing.
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