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WM Capture 8.10.1
August 17, 2018

Bug fix – “Cannot install screen capture” reported on some Windows 7 computers

WM Capture 8.9.1
July 6, 2018

Fixed incomplete installation of DirectShow components (failure – “Cannot install screen capture filter”)
Fix error x013 (recording could not start due to audio stream blocking the video stream)

WM Capture 8.8.6
May 31, 2018

Updated to support all computer configurations (Intel, AMD, 2 cores, 4 cores)
Supports more Windows versions including XP
No need to install Visual C++ redistributable or .NET framework
High-quality HD, MP4/H264 recording with reduced file size (15MB/minute or less)
Added MP3 format when recording audio
Fixed crash on long websites titles
Fixed bug not detecting screen capture filter at startup
Fixed bug not starting recording (x13)
Fixed bug not loading all DirectShow filters at startup
Fixed bug not converting on Windows XP
Fixed bug not rescaling on Windows XP
Fixed UI minimize bug
Other bug fixes and improvements

WM Capture 8.8.5
December 28, 2017

Added 2 to 1 conversion
Bug fix when creating editable h264 file

WM Capture 8.8.3
March 28, 2017

Fixes a problem when using the “Show Cursor” option.

WM Capture 8.8.2
January 23, 2017

Significantly lower CPU loading in Preview mode
Improved audio volume boost for recordings
Improved monitor scaling
Use different stop recording times for normal and scheduled recordings
Fixed a bug preventing installation on non-administrator Windows accounts
Fixed scheduler crash in File-View window
Fixed recording multiple scheduled recordings in background mode
Fixed browser selection for background mode
Fixed bug when selecting default media player for recordings

WM Capture 8.7.1
October 7, 2016

Fixed video window detection bug
Fixed volume control graphics
Fixed crash when using mono microphones
Fixed bug when selected video codecs previously installed
Added quick setup for first time use of program
Added audio boost option for recorded audio streams
Added help and error messages when setting up recording from microphones
Added display volume levels when moving the volume control widget
Added AVI video format for recording
Added setup for VLC media player as the default player
Added recording time/FPS display marker while recording

WM Capture 8.6.2
July 8, 2016

Fixed “Cannot register DirectShow files” error message on XP computers
Fixed registration error when Thumb mode is used

WM Capture 8.6.1
July 5, 2016

Bug fix – Windows basic theme not set on Windows 7 when second monitor is selected
Added backup registration

WM Capture 8.5.3 (temporary downgrade)
June 1, 2016

Temporary downgrade due to install issues

WM Capture 8.6
May 13, 2016

Automatic UI scaling.

WM Capture 8.5.1
March 15, 2016

Fixes a crash when enabling Background mode from Settings.

WM Capture 8.4.2
February 10, 2016

Fixes automatic conversion to H264 (MP4).

WM Capture 8.4.1
February 5, 2016

Bug fixes:
Monitor scaling for Windows 7
Monitor resolution detection and auto rescaling
Schedule multiple recordings
Open scheduler at startup
MP4 recording bitrates
Auto UI rescaling at startup

WM Capture 8.4
January 20, 2016

Added real time preview and picture in picture
Added automatic scaling for secondary monitors
Added option to stop UI rescaling at startup
Bugs fixed: schedule multiple recordings, minimized UI, few other minor bugs

WM Capture 8.3.2
November 11, 2015

Fixed scheduling bug
Other minor bug fixes

WM Capture 8.3
November 3, 2015

Added UI scaling necessary for high resolution displays.
Bug fixes.

WM Capture 8.2.1
October 13, 2015

Added version detection.
Fixed a problem with Windows Media 9 screen not able to record higher frame rates on 1080 screens.
Added tooltips to buttons in UI.

WM Capture 8.2
September 30, 2015

All new WM Capture 8. This is a paid upgrade with many new features. Current WM Capture owners can upgrade at a special price.

Game recording: This update adds features that makes recording games in top quality easier than ever using hot keys and borderless window recording (see below).
Hot keys: These handy shortcuts are now enabled at all times. Use Alt+A to start/stop recording, Alt+S to pause/restart, Alt+D to mute/unmute the microphone.
Borderless window recording: This useful when recording games that do not provide a borderless window. Just the game contents are recorded without annoying borders or caption bars.
Super high frame rates: Capture all the action detail with frame rates as high as 100 fps.
Smaller webinar recordings: Our new Windows Media Screen codec makes smaller recordings, with bit rates as low as 2 MB per minute.
Improved webinar audio: The new Dual Audio recording feature avoids disturbing echo feedback between speakers and the microphone. A mute/unmute hot key and button are included.
New User Interface. And choose between smaller or larger UI.
Added Windows Media Screen codec for recording low motion screens like webinars and documents.
Dual audio can now be used with any format.
Background mode improved. Can now be enabled/disabled from the main window. No longer requires a restart.
Check recording (perform multiple recording test for settings up frame rates, bitrate, window size, etc without recording multiple files).
And more!

WM Capture 7.4
June 21, 2014

Added Virtual-Audio driver as a supplement to the Sound-Capture
Added WM Browser for Background mode
Added a warning message for BCK mode
Reload.exe does not pop-up automatically on errors
Now elevated (as administrator) only on administrator accounts. It runs without elevation on regular user accounts (does not require admin. password)
Removed (discontinued) the Universal Driver which only worked on XP.
Misc bug fixes

WM Capture 7.2
December 3, 2013

Added "thumb mode". Allows operation from a flash drive
Now includes WM Converter Lite

WM Capture 6.2.2
June 17, 2013

Fixes compatibility issue with latest WM Converter

WM Capture 6.2
May 23, 2013

Improved operation on Windows 8 (desktop mode)
Compatible with Windows 8 tablets (Surface Pro)
Improved Background mode
Improved recording for high definition videos
Improved automatic video detection
Bug fixes

WM Capture 6.1
January 8, 2013

Updated installer for Windows 8 store compatibility. No changes to features or program files.

WM Capture
October 11, 2012

New background recording mode

WM Capture 6.0.6

Improved registration

WM Capture 6.0.4
May 2, 2012

Minor user interface change

WM Capture 6.0.3
April 10, 2012

Fixed audio sync for large recordings
High Definition videos can now be recorded in HD
WM Capture can be installed and operated entirely from external drives
Keep Alive feature prevents the computer from sleeping while recording is in process
Fixed frame rate setup to 1 frame / secon

WM Capture 6.0.2
March 17, 2012

Fixed a bug when using a second monitor

WM Capture 6.0.1
March 5, 2012

Automatic video window detection
Improved motion fluency and audio lip sync
Fixed an issue that was preventing Windows Media recordings from being paused
Introduced ability to automatically change the Windows theme to basic for better performance. The user’s theme is restored when WM Capture closes.
Introduced “keep alive” feature to prevent the computer from sleeping or hibernating while recording.
New window area marking methods.
Fixed Scheduler corrupted files
fixed Universal Audio Driver issues
Other various bug fixes.

WM Capture 5.4.2
October 6, 2011

DirectShow actveX components can run now without the need to install Microsoft Redistributable package
Remove and replace all references to DirectShow components that are missing in some Windows installations (for example Windows versions not installed by computer manufactures or custom Windows installations)
Fixed registration code issues (for computers behind proxy servers)
Added Windows Media format pause option when using Enhanced video mode and Stereo Mix audio recording
Added option to automatically make DVD ISO files
Added features that allow the program to fully operate from a memory stick or external drive
Various bugs fixed

WM Capture 5.4.1
September 26, 2011

Fixed seek bar on MPEG-2 recordings

WM Capture 5.0
March 16, 2011

* Record from a second monitor. WM Capture now support dual monitor setups.
* Image capture. The new camera button takes a snapshot of a video frame
* DVD ready videos. You can now record videos in DVD format ready to be burned on disc. This eliminates hours of conversion or transcoding.
* Scheduled recordings. Video recordings can now be scheduled. WM Capture remembers your screen coordinates along with the start/end times of recording.
* Dual audio recording. Two audio sources can be simultaneously recorded. For example, you can record your voice over a video with audio track.
* Improved video quality. The new "Best Performance" option allows video frames rates up to 50 frames per second. This is particularly important when recording in DVD format.
* More video codecs and video formats. MPEG-4 and DVD codecs can now be used as default video formats along with MPEG-2 and Windows Media. AVI files can now be created besides the MPG and WMV. WM Capture can also use other video codecs already installed in your computer (ffdshow, DivX, Xvid, h264, FLV). The recorded video format is AVI.
* Pause is now available for all video formats.
* File sizes larger than 4 GB are displayed correctly
* Use of program on non-administrative acc

WM Capture 4.2
February 7, 2010

* Uses new MPEG codecs to eliminate conflicts with Windows Media Center.
* Improved full screen recording.
* Minor bug fixes.

WM Capture 4.0
May 17, 2009

* Added check of surround/quadraphonic/sample rates above 48000 for Vista only.
* Added Universal Audio Driver audio recording mode on Vista (was available on XP only). Works better now and can be used on many web sites.
* Added option to open Internet Explorer in Settings. This helps Universal Audio Driver to initialize the audio capture.
* Improved "Top Window" feature (windows larger than 1/2 the screen area are not topped).
* Eliminated the need to set administrator rights or disable User Account Control in Windows.

WM Capture 3.0
August 7, 2008

This version improves upon the audio recording capabilities of WM Capture 2.0.

* Added Vista Audio Recording audio option.
* Improved Universal Audio Driver, including manual synchronzation options.
* Removed "Pause" mode when Windows Media Player format is used. Pause is only available for MPEG.
* Various minor bug fixes.

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