My blog friends, I hope you’re doing well :) Here is a new update which is based on the most frequently requested features and fixes:
- Quantize Windows Color Reduction: Reduce to an optimal 256 color Windows palette. It’s slow encoding, but in some cases it gives better color-matching than quantize.
- Option for global CTRL+R shortcut key for rec/stop.
- Option for saving last position: If this option is not checked, the gifcam app will open in the center of the desktop.
- Auto-space between frames and delay labels regardless of system font size.
- Fixed Windows XP right click menu.
- Some other bug fixes.
Get it here
I hope you doing well my friends, here is a new GifCam update :
- Draw Selection: a new feature for selection, draw a selection box around your desired area then GifCam will fit inside your selection box , you can hold Shift Key to start recording immediately.
- Keyboard Shortcut: finally!
- Improving “Export To Avi” play time by adding extra frames to let the constant avi fps macth with variable gif frames delays, also adding progress bar for avi encoding.
Get it here
I’ve received some feedback about getting a black gif when using GifCam to capture Netflix and other apps & webs, I’m not into movies & shows , but anyway I created a new basic Netflix account to find out the case.
at first I thought it’s a technical problem, where the Netflix stream goes into GPU/graphics card instead of RAM , and that’s why it can’t be captured, so I wrote DirectX level capturing code to capture the pixels from the GPU, but that didin’t work, it turned out that Netflix martials is copyrighted with something called DRM (Digital Rights Management).
After that I thought to run Netflix inside a virtual machine (I used Microsoft Windows Simulator) and with that the pixels would not be blocked or restricted when capturing from the host, and I was right :)
Then I googled the subject more, and found that the browser Firefox has a feature to disable DRM tools, actually the DRM is disabled by default, so you can run Netflix inside Firefox without any capturing restriction, and that is the easier way I guess.
But is it illegal to make gifs from Netflix?
That was a little research I made, and I hope you find it useful :)
GifCam 6.0 comes with quality improvements update:
- Scalable user interface: GifCam 6.0 scales to fit the display resolution.
Get it here