How to Record Videos with Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox is most popular virtualization software in the world that enables you to run multiple operating systems on your PC, Mac, Linux, or Oracle Solaris machine. Oracle VM VirtualBox is cross-platform virtualization software. You can run multiple operating systems on your Existing PC at the same time. VirtualBox runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Oracle Solaris systems. It is most useful for the programmer that developing & testing software across multiple platforms on one machine.
You can test new software on VirtualBox without installing & affecting you original Windows. VirtualBox is good Virtual Machine, Oracle VM VirtualBox added one new video recording feature, call Video Capture. With Video capture option you can record videos with Oracle VM Virtualbox without any software.

Record videos in VirtualBox without any software

1- Click On Devices Menu & Click on “Video Capture” Option
Video capture option in Device menuVideo Capture option
2- If You want to stop Video recording then again click on Video Capture Option in Devices menu.

How To Check Video recording started or not?

While Video Capture option running a video icon spinning in the status bar.

Icon spinnig while recording

How to Change Video Capture setting?

1- Right Click on video recording icon in status bar.
2- Click on Video Capture Setting.

Right click on video recorder icon

3- On Video Capture Tab Click on “Enable Video Capture“.

Enable video capture option

4- Change Setting-
(1) File Path: Here you can choose file path, where you want to save your recording file.
(2) Frame Size: Choose your resolution of Screen size.
(3) Frame Rate: Choose Frame Rate Per Second.
(4) Quality: Choose video capturing quality. If you want to good quality video then choose high.
(5) Screen: This option must be enabled before start video Capture. For enable this option click on Screen 1 Checkbox.

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3 thoughts on “How to Record Videos with Oracle VM VirtualBox”

  1. I got .webm video recorded, but no .opus sound, while I was able to choose this option in VBox 6.0.8 on Windows. Maybe I could try little newer version like 6.1 but I wanted to save time time and did not download the newest. BTW I checked the level of my Microphone in Configuration Screen. VBox should do what it pretends to be able to, or say what’s wrong or why it is not possible, to my opinion, so that we can work it out.

  2. This simply doesn’t work for me. I’ve followed every step in this guide and also in others I’ve found.
    It generates a 1kb .webm file which sticks at between 250-264 bytes. I’ve tried it on two different Windows 10 host machines and the same thing happens on both.
    The film reel spins happily away pretending to be recording the screen but it’s not actually doing anything.
    It’s a shame because this would be an extremely useful feature if it worked properly.


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