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| July 21, 2013
No Jailbreak Required: Record Your Device’s Screen Activity With xRec
There’s a new app available in the App Store that will allow you to record your device’s screen activity without a jailbreak. The app is called xRec and we don’t expect it to last very long so act fast if you’re interested. As noted in yesterday's "Best Apps" article, xRec will allow you to capture your device’s screen activity. Once installed, launch the app and tap on the play button located in the middle of the screen, then back out to the home screen or app that you’d like to record. [caption id="attachment_443384" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Recording with xRec.[/caption] The xRec app will being recording, but unfortunately, it will display a red “recording” banner at the top of the screen (except within full screen apps) which will also appear in the final video. When you’re finished recording, return to xRec and tap on the stop button. [caption id="attachment_443385" align="aligncenter" width="169"] Audio and video settings.[/caption] At the bottom screen within xRec, you’ll find a “videos” tab that will keep a running list of the recordings you’ve made. Your recording will be saved as a .MOV file and you’ll be able to export the it to supported apps, email it, or send it via iMessage/SMS. There’s also a “settings” tab that will allow you to set the video size, orientation, and setup audio recording features. When “Record Audio” is enabled, xRec will use your device’s microphone as the recording's audio source. You can also specify the audio sample rate and switch between stereo and mono recording via the “settings” tab. Here’s xRec’s description from the App Store:
Record your iPhone's screen with one tap. For showing your gameplay, scores, favorite apps and anything you want, Screen Recorder HD is your app. How to use: Warning : You need internet connection for first use.In our testing, xRec performs as promised and records your device’s screen activity without a hitch. As the app's description notes, you'll need an Internet connection during your first use. If you’re interested in xRec, it’s currently available for $1.99 in the App Store. It’s safe to assume that Apple will remove this app in the near future so grab it now if you’re looking for this functionality. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
- Open Screen Recorder HD
- Tap Settings and set the orientation according to what you will record
- Tap Record and tap Start button
- Press Home button and open anything you want
- After finishing your work, open Screen Recorder and tap Stop button
- Wait for encoding, then tap Videos
- You will see your video there. Tap blue indicator on video and save it to Camera roll. That's all.