Screencasting Resources (Part One)

We’re keen to curate the best WordPress-flavored screencasts, videos and WordCamp presentations here at

Over time we hope to start adding all kinds of video content from members of the and communities. If you’ve thought about putting screencasts together yourself but aren’t sure where to start, check out some of the links below:

Screencasting Resources

Smashing magazine offer a simple primer as to the why, what and how of screencasting, with a brief rundown of the apps available to get you started

Beth Kanter‘s excellent Introduction to Screencasting offers you everything from examples of different types of screencasts, to pointers for resources on the how, why and what of screencasting. If you read one article, this should be it.

Better yet, check out Beth’s excellent Screencasting Primer wiki which is a very comprehensive guide to all things screencasting

For up-to-the-minute news on all things screencasting, be sure to check out

John Udell – the daddy of screencasting – gives a great breakdown of the screencasting genre in his article – “what is screencasting“. He also provides some very cool ideas as to variations on the typical step-by-step app capture format

John also offers a great overview of screencasting strategies in his post on “Screencasting strategies is a great resource on formats, technologies, screen capture software, techniques and more for screencasters

Digital Inspiration offer some great reviews of Screencasting tools – dig deeper into the site for more great screencasting tips from the prolific Amit Agarwal

Digital Mac offer a good resource for those screencasting on a mac

Mac users might want to check out this screencasting app faceoff from TUAW

For a comprehensive comparison of screencasting applications, be sure to check Robin Good’s breakdown at Master New Media – one of many articles you’ll find there about screencasting.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of screencasting applications, Wikipedia has one for you to check out.


If you prefer to learn about screencasting via screencasts, you could do a lot worse than checking out ShowMeDo, which features useful screencasts on making screencasts on the mac, linux and windows platforms

Linux users may find this brief feature on screencasting with Linux useful

If you’re looking for the right place to host your screencast (, naturally), check out this handy-dandy two part comparative review of a whole bunch of video hosting sites suitability for screencasts

I’m sure there are plenty of resources I’ve missed – feel free to drop your suggestions into the comments.

8 responses on “Screencasting Resources (Part One)

  1. John (Human3rror)

    most excellent!

  2. Roel Willems

    Thx, appreciate it!

  3. opentube

    here is a list that we did, it has some of the best free screen casting tools

    Hope you like it.

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