Many of you wanted to have a copy of videos which are played on screen, but unable to download. I have compiled certain applications which enable you to record onscreen playing videos. These recording applications are compatible for Android devices. Most of the below listed applications require Android Lollipop for functioning, but there is one which is compatible with Ice-cream Sandwich. But inorder to have them functioning, you need to have root access of the device.
1. SCR Screen Recording (Needed Root for Kitkat and its Previous Version)
This application is available at free of cost. It is compatible with Android v4.0 and later.But you need to have the root access inorder to make it function with Android Kitkat and Jellybean. Unfortunately this application is not available in Google Play for the time being. Still it has certain unique features unlike other recorders.Apart from recording the screen, this can also record the audio. This application can also supplement front camera, which is an incredible feature when it comes to the case of YouTube videos. APK file of this application is available from the developer’s website.
2.AZ Screen Recorder
AZ Screen Recorder is available both at free. But inorder to have the support of front facing camera it requires a paid upgrade of $2.99. This application is compatible with those devices loaded with Android v5.0 and above. Another interesting fact is that, this application doesn’t need root access for its functioning. AZ Screen Recorder can be used to pause and resume the recording and it is useful in recording tutorial videos. Here in this application you are allowed to customize the resolution, bit rate, frame rate, and add a text message or logo with the recorded video. This application can also record audio
3.Unlimited Screen Recorder
This application is available at free of cost. It is compatible with Android v5.0 and above. As the name of the application, it can be used to record videos at unlimited length and can be used to record video also. This application can automatically save the files to designated folder in the memory card as well, still you can alter the saving location. In this application, you are also allowed to customize video codec, audio sampling rate and video resolution. Even though the application is free, you are allowed to contribute to makers if you prefer so.
4.ilos Screen Recorder
ilos Screen Recorder is available at free of cost and is compatible with Android version Lollipop and above. This application doesn’t need root access of the device. You are also free from annoying ads and there is no time limit for recording. But when you open up the application, you are asked to either register or sign-in. But you can disregard that and tap on the button to its middle and start recording the display. You have to get back to the application to stop recording. When you are finished, you can view these recordings from the application itself and share them with the help of Android Share Feature
This application is also available at free of cost and is compatible with Android v.0 and above. This is a highly rated application that can be used to record your display. Its user interface is so simple with few settings but includes powerful features. When you have opened the application, you can click on Launch Overlay Button. This will open up the application which can be seen on the top right corner of the display. When you are ready, you can tap on the record button and to stop recording, you have to select it from top right corner. the only shortcoming is the lack of support of audio recording, but still the video quality is incredible
6.Lollipop Screen Recorder (Rivulus)
This application is available at free of cost. Just like the name suggests, this application works fine with Android Lollipop and above. It’s user interface is so simple with certain basic settings. But still this application is effective in working. You have to open the application and tap on the record icon, to initiate recording of the screen. The recording can be stopped by tapping on the app notification. This application can also record audio.There are many more applications that can record the screen of your Android. But they are either requires payment from your side or they are complex to use. The above 6 applications are available at free of cost, easy to use and has simple user interface. These applications are loaded with basic features but are powerful when come to work.