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Netflix has plenty of content to stream through your computer, but what if you want to save part of a program and watch it in an environment where there is no internet access? Use 123 Realtime Recorder to record Netflix online shows and take them camping or wherever!

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Welcome to 123 Realtime Recorder, the only on-screen video recorder specifically designed for high-speed video capture. With 123 Realtime Recorder, you can turn anything you see on your PC screen into a high quality video file you can play anywhere.


123 Realtime Recorder is especially well suited for recording:

  • Movies and Video Shows
  • Webinars
  • Streaming Web Cams and Video Chats
  • Video Messengers
  • Power Point presentations and documents
  • DVD’s
  • Any other video you can’t otherwise capture

High Quality Recordings

Capturing and compressing on-screen video in real time can require a lot of your PC CPU power. 123 Realtime Recorder is specially designed for this task, as it uses special high quality MPEG-2 and WMV codecs that give perfect looking recordings of videos without freezing up your PC.

To make it easy to capture a portion of your screen, 123 Realtime Recorder can often automatically locate the region of your screen where video will be played. Or, you can choose to mark an area of the screen manually by mobing markers yourself. Either way, setting up your recording area is a snap.
System Requirements

  • Windows Xp-SP2, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (Desktop mode), Mac (with Bootcamp or Parallels installed)
  • CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz dual core recommended, 2.8 GHz single core
  • Ram memory: 512 MB or higher
  • Recommended with XP Computers: Sound Card with a recording line (Stereo Mix, Master Volume, Wave Out Mix, What U Hear or similar)

123 Realtime Recorder 7 cannot be installed on a user account that does not have administrator privileges. The program should only be installed on the administrator privileges. The program should only be installed on the administrator account however all clients wil automatically get shortcuts if the option “Make shortcuts available to all users” is checked during the installation. Every user has his own recording folder and settings. Only the administrator can uninstall the program.

Welcome to 123 Realtime Recorder, the only on-screen video recorder specifically designed for high-speed video capture. With 123 Realtime Recorder, you can turn anything you see on your PC screen into a high quality video file you can play anywhere.


This is a new way of recording video from your computer screen introduced by 123 Realtime Recorder. The recorded video doesn’t need to be visible anymore. In Background mode you can hide the recording window and use the screen for running other programs. You can read your email, write documents or search the web while recording your video in the background. No other screen capture program offers this groundbreaking feature at the present time.

You can use the Show/Hide button to hide/show the recording window.

The BCK mode can be considerably decrease the CPU loading and such higher frame rates can be achieved when recording large video windows especially high definition (HD) videos. This makes high quality screen recording possible even on slower CPU’s like those used in Microsoft Surface Pro or other Windows Tablets.

Note: The recoding window cannot be minimized. Do not click the icon of a recoding window in your taskbar as this usually minimizes a Windows program. If you’re recording from your browser and you want to open another browser instance click the Browser button from 123 Realtime Recorder main screen (see image below)


In some cases, it may be necessary to include 123 Realtime Recorder in your anti-virus allowed programs in order to enable the BCK mode.

BCK mode limitations:

On some Windows 8 computers the BCK mode does not work with Internet Explorer 10. However other web browsers like Chrome and Firefox can be used. The BCK mode may not work with some computer DVD players.

This is anotehr new, unique feature introduced by 123 Realtime Recorder. When you enable the Thumb Drive mode you can move the program from one computer to another without the need for another installation. Once you remove the drive there are no traces you’ve done any work on that computer. So if your company does not allow installation of any programs on company’s computers or you want your recording activity to be private you can still capture videos from any computer screen with no hassles and no need for new installations.
To enable the Thumb Drive mode follow the steps below:

    • Click the question mark (help) on 123 Realtime Recorder window then clickEnable Thumb Drive mode. The external drive installation dialog opens.
    • Plug your thumb drive and click DRIVES until your drive name is visble



123 Realtime Recorder installs the folder “123 Realtime Recorder” and the shortcut “123 Realtime shortcut” on the root of the drive. If your program is registered the registration code is also installed on the thumb drive. To run the program plug the thumb drive into any Windows computer USB and click the “123 Realtime shortcut”. The recorded files are saved on the folder 123 Realtime Recorder\123 Recordings located on your thumb drive.

Note: If you want to record high quality videos you may need to have a higher speed and higher capacity drive. In this regard it may be better to use external hard drives than thumb drives due to their higher speed and storage capacity.

  • Open 123 Realtime Recorder (if you’re running Windows 8/Vista your desktop theme is changed to Windows Basic. The Basic theme enhances the performance characteristics (speed) of your system. Your current theme will be restored when 123 Realtime Recorder closes.)
  • Begin playing a video from your browser or media player
  • Click Get Video to automatically find the video on your screen and mark the video window. A transparent window is now shown over the video area (see below). You can resize or move this window to fine tune the recording area or click Retry to redo the detection.
  • Click Record to begin recording.


For regular PC recordings there is no setup required. Using the default video format Windows Media Player you record videos that can be played back on any Windows / Mac computers or converted to other video formats. If you need to transfer the recorded video to your mobile device use WM Converter to convert to MP4/iPod/iPhone formats.

Click the Settings on 123 Realtime Recorder main screen if you need to record high quality DVD / MPEG-2 videos, fine tune your video/audio parameters or access other options. In the dialog window select the option you need.

Video Recording Setup

To configure preset video recording settings click Settings, then choose Recommended Settings. Choose the selection that most closely matches your system:UG-srec06

Video/Audio Settings

To make subsequent changes, just click the Settings button. The Settings dialog appears as shown below.



Video or Audio Bitrate: The higher these numbers the better video/audio quality but higher file sizes

Frames/sec: The higher this number the better video quality. Note however that the number of captured frames per second depends on your computer properties (speed, memory, etc) and cannot always be setup to the desired value.

Set Top Window: Makes 123 Realtime Recorder main screen invisible to recording (when Basic Windows theme is used)

Video Format: Use MPEG-2 for high motion videos (movies), Windows Media for webinars, documents, full screen/low motion video, small size recorded files, MPEG-4(MP4) for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android devices or Youtube submissions

Video Capture Options

Any time you change the video format, the Video Capture Options window pops up.


Here are the video options that can be selected here:

The Enhanced video mode includes enhanced recording features like dual monitor, pause and video preview.

Basic Video is provided for compatibility with previous versions of 123 Realtime Recorder.

Video Preview when this button is checked, a small video window on the main screen shows what is being recorded.

The Resize Video option can be used to resize the recorded video and is available only with MPEG-2 video format. Please note that not every width/height combination is accepted.

The Set Markers option can be used to fix the recording area to a certain width and height.
Audio Recording Setup

Windows 7 or Vista: Audio recording will be set up automatically. The Auto Detectoption will be checked. Just click OK and you’re done.


Important Note: Make sure your computer audio is NOT setup on Surround or Quadraphonic sound. 123 Realtime Recorder can only record stereo, 44100 or 48000 sample rates. See Troubleshooting instructions if you need to change your audio settings

For Windows XP:

Click Settings then click Audio Setup:


123 Realtime Recorder will make its best guess as to what the audio settings should be, but you can override them if you like. If the Audio Sources drop down list shows a source name and Audio inputs shows an input name like Stereo Mix, Master Volume, Wave Out Mix, What U Hear then clickTest to play a sound and ensure you can record audio. Follow the instructions on the screen. After a few seconds, if the test is successful, click OK to save the audio settings.

If the audio test fails try to repeat the test increasing the sound volume or choose another audio source/input if available.

If no audio source is detected or the recording test fails and no other hints are provided by the program try to use the Universal Audio Driver (see Troubleshoot under Audio Test dialog window).

If you’d like to record audio from the microphone or line in, click Settings, then Audio Setup/Test to manually configure audio recording.

First, you need to mark a region of the screen to record as a video, and then you can start, stop or pause recording.

Important Note: In almost every situation, you don’t need to record the entire screen to get the best video quality. Most video sources broadcast at no more than 640×480 pixels, and then up-scale the video to fit a full screen, and get great quality. Plus, recording from a smaller video rectangle ensures that 123 Realtime Recorder uses less CPU power, and this makes smaller files and greatly reduces the chances of dropped frames and choppy recordings.

A simple rule is to select the recording window not bigger than 1/4 of your screen area. If you’re recording a large window located inside the browser you can use the ZOOM function (Ctrl-) to lower the size of the browser and the recording square.

Changing Vista and Windows 7 theme

123 Realtime Recorder 6 changes the Windows 7/Vista theme from Aero to Windows Basic. This greatly improves the general speed of your Windows system by disabling the Aero Video effects. The result is a much improved video capture of your screen. The initial theme is restored when 123 Realtime Recorder closes. We highly recommend using this feature. If you want different options open Settings, Tools, Setup Windows theme.

Marking a Recording Region

To change between different marking modes click Settings, Tools, Setup video detect mode

Version 6 provides a manual and an Automatic mode to mark the video recording area. The Manual mode is provided for compatibility with previous versions. The coordinates of the marked window are shown on the main screen (xTop, yTop, xBottom, yBottom (width, height)).

Using Get Video

The easiest way to mark a region is to use the Get Video function.
Here’s how:

Auto Mode123 Realtime Recorder can detect motion videos and automatically mark the recording screen area. Begin playing your video then click Get Video. A semi-transparent window marks the video area on your screen. If the marked area is not what you want to click Retry to run the detection again or move/resize window to fine tune the marking rectangle. Note that static images cannot be automatically detected.

Note: The automatic detection of the video window is done by a motion detection process. Therefore it is important to play the video before using Get Video. An exception is made when recording YouTube videos. In this case the video window can be detected and marked even if the video doesn’t play.

Manual Mode1. Click Get Video.

2. Move the mouse over the window you’d like to record from. As you move the mouse, the recording window will be highlighted.

3. Once your window is highlighted, click the mouse, and the region is set. It’s that easy!

You can often find a Windows Media Player video window this way, or even locate an application window to record videos from. You can also drag the markers to adjust the recording region. Click Home on the 123 Realtime Recorder main window to remove the marker display.

Manually Marking a Region

Auto ModeClick Mark Video Window. A semi-transparent window is shown on the screen. Move and/or resize this window to fit the video area.

Manual ModeYou can also manually drag the markers from 123 Realtime Recorder to the upper left and lower right parts of the recording region. This may be necessary if 123 Realtime Recorder can’t locate the video window, or if you’d like to record a region not defined by a window.

To manually mark a region:

1. Click Mark Video Window. The current position of the markers appears.

2. Go to the upper-left marker, and drag it with the mouse to the new top-left corner.

3. Repeat with the lower-right marker.


Once you’ve marked an area to capture, it’s easy to record from it.
Here’s how:

Starting RecordingTo start a recording, press the Record button. In a moment, the region you selected will be recorded as a video. As you’re recording, the Record button turns into a Stop button, and Play becomes Pause.


Note the 123 Realtime Recorder main screen is invisible to recording even if the main screen image overlaps the recording area. to change this open Settings and uncheck the box Set Top Window. However, this is not recommended when the Auto detection mode is used.

Hint: You can also start recording by using the keyboard. Press Ctrl+F12 to start and top recording when 123 Realtime Recorder is open. Click Settings, Tools, Hide 123 Realtime Recorder to enable/disable the keyboard options.

Important Note: The recording quality is highly depended on the frame rate that can be sustained by your computer. Normally this should be higher then 20 frames per second (fps). In the above picture 25/17 indicates a preset rate of 25 frames pers second and an actual (achieved) rate of 17 frames per second. The ideal situation will be 25/25. To achieve a higher frame make sure your recording window size is not much higher than 640×480 (about 1/4 of a regular screen size) and your Windows theme is set to Basic for Win7/Vista computers.

Pause and RestartIf you’d like to pause recording, click the Pause button. Click Restart to resume recording. You can also use Ctrl+F11 to pause and resume recording.

Stop RecordingClick Stop to end the recording. Your recorded file is saved.

To prevent computer for going to sleep enable the Keep Alive option in Settings, Tools, Miscellaneous, Keep Alive.

High definition video (HD) involves display resolutions of 1,280×720 pixels (720p) or 1,920×1,080 pixels (1080i/1080p). 123 Realtime Recorder can record these resolutions provided that your computer has sufficient speed and memory. Usually a dual core 2.4 GHz/4G RAM should be able to handle the 720p requirements. Use MPEG-2 video format (not DVD), 6000 kbps video bitrate and 192 kbps audio bitrate. For over one hour recordings expect the file sizes to be inexcess of 4 GB.

Recording from DVDs is easy to using 123 Realtime Recorder. Here’s how to do it:

1. Insert the DVD into your PC, and play it using Windows Media Player.

2. Once the DVD starts playing, resize the Windows Media Player window to approximately 1/4 of your screen. The size of the video window should be as close to 640×480 pixels as possible.

3. Click Get Video in 123 Realtime Recorder, and move the marker over the video window in Windows Media Player.

4. Once the video window is highlighted, click the mouse. This sets the recording region.

5. Click Record, and play your video.

6. Click Stop when finished.

Note: You are legally allowed to record clips from DVD’s from your own personal use. 123 Realtime Recorder is not intended to be a way to circumvent copy protection on copyrighted DVD’s

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