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Library to take screenshots and record video from desktop

Project description

Screen Recorder SDK

Library to take screenshots and record videos

I use Desktop Duplication API to capture desktop and Media Foundation API to record video.

For screenshots it cuts process window from desktop while for videos it captures full display without cutting for better performance

System Requirements

  • Windows >= 10, it may work on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012, but we don't ensure it
  • DirectX, you can install it from Microsoft Website
  • Media Feature Pack, download it here
  • 64 bits Java or Python, we don't provide x86 libs


First option is:

git clone
cd screen_recorder_sdk
cd python
pip install .

ALso you can install it from PYPI:

pip install screen_recorder_sdk

Simple Sample

import sys
import time
import numpy

from screen_recorder_sdk import screen_recorder

def main ():
    screen_recorder.enable_dev_log ()
    pid = int (sys.argv[1]) # pid == 0 means capture full screen
    screen_recorder.init_resources (pid)

    screen_recorder.get_screenshot (5).save ('test_before.png')

    screen_recorder.start_video_recording ('video1.mp4', 30, 8000000, True)
    time.sleep (5)
    screen_recorder.get_screenshot (5).save ('test_during_video.png')
    time.sleep (5)
    screen_recorder.stop_video_recording ()

    screen_recorder.start_video_recording ('video2.mp4', 30, 8000000, True)
    time.sleep (5)
    screen_recorder.stop_video_recording ()

    screen_recorder.free_resources ()

if __name__ == "__main__":
    main ()

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