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For Windoze users, CamStudio (http://camstudio.org) is free, and saves
locally captured video as .avi files. Not as convenient or slick as
Jing, but worth a look. Here's a link for a discussion of options for
the Mac: http://www.freemacblog.com/mac-options-for-capturing-a-video-of-your-screen/
 --- you could possibly subscribe to the Podcast Producer service ---
and here's some specific free video capture tools (look like they'd be
pretty basic).
http://www.chimoosoft.com/products/captureme
http://danicsoft.com/software/copernicus

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 2:18 PM, Carrie Fogg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Rob,
>
> Not sure if MPEG-4 is something that works with a Mac - but the paid version of Jing is only $14.95 for a year and allows you to save in MPEG-4 which at the very least might be more easily converted by something like Format Factory. It also has some other features...  Of course then you'd only have one account that can record this way...not perfect...
>
> :-)  Carrie
>
>
> Carrie Fogg
> Educational Technology Integration Specialist
> Essex High School
> 879-5519
>
>
>
>
>>>> Robert Gervais <[log in to unmask]> 12/03/2009 1:12 PM >>>
> Greetings,
> I am looking for an open source (read: free!) solution for converting
> flash movies to mpeg, or a format readable by iTunes.  Oh by the
> way...needs to be Mac software!  I've tried Handbrake and iSquint, but
> haven't had luck thus far.
> The problem is I have several students making Jing movies/tutorials using
> the free version of Jing.  It's fine to upload those to screencast.com,
> but we really want to put the tutorials on ipods as part of the class'
> tutorial resources collection.  Apparently Jing creates the swf in a way
> that handbrake won't rip.
> Does anyone have thoughts or workarounds for us?
> thanks so much!
>
> Rob Gervais
> Technology Coordinator
> Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
> Enosburg, VT 05450
> 802-933-2171 x33
>
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