Video Recorder

Description

We just released the Pro Version! Please check it out.

Your biggest fans can record and submit videos on your website.

Our video recorder will allow you to put a video record button anywhere on your website. Whenever
someone clicks the record button it will activate a webcam or mobile camera. Site visitors can
record any type of fan videos, crowdsourced videos or user generated videos. These could be video
testimonials, video interviews, video contests, video auditions, video reviews, video feedback,
YouTube fan videos and much more.

  • Video submissions are collected privately.
  • Video submissions are accessed in your websites WordPress Admin Panel.
  • You can download the original video files from your dashboard.
  • Videos can be shared on social media, YouTube or used internally.

For large commercial campaigns, enterprise or customization of our product please go to Vidrack
Enterprise
.

For more information, please check out the User Guide or
contact us. Troubleshooting at (https://vidrack.com/fix).

Using Vidrack

Install Vidrack Video Recorder as you would any other plugin.

Just add one of the following shortcodes to a page or post:
[vidrack align=”left”]
[vidrack align=”right”]
[vidrack align=”center”]
or just
[vidrack]

All your fans have to do is click on the “video record” button and the video recorder will open
their webcam or mobile camera.

Its important to put clear instructions to your website visitors on what kind of video you want
them to record. If your page doesn’t specify what you want from people then no one will record
video.

3rd Party Integration

Use ext_id parameter, which is passed all the way to the DB:
[vidrack ext_id=”123″]

Use JavaScript Callback Function option to send custom callbacks. For example,
if you enter test_func, then plugin calls test_func(filename, ip, ext_id) upon
successful video upload.

Downloading Videos

Downloading videos is quick and easy.

Simply login into your admin area of your WordPress site. Click on the tab in the left hand menu,
called ‘Vidrack’. This is where you will access your videos. On this page you see a list of all the
videos that have been submitted to you. Depending on your browser you can either click on the link
to download the video or right click on the link to download it. Once you have downloaded the video
you can delete the video, off the server, by clicking the box next to the link and clicking the
delete button on the bottom.

Screenshots

  • Video Recorder in action (button)
  • Video Recorder in action (capture)
  • List of captured videos
  • Settings

Installation

Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Why should I use Vidrack?

Crowdsourced Video is some of the most powerful and engaging content. Vidrack increases website
engagement and/or video interviewing/reporting efficiency within any organization. Video
testimonials, video reviews, video opinions, video feedback, video contests, video interviews and
fan videos are all great content for your website. The problem is its hard to collect unless you
use a web-based video recorder. And we believe Vidrack is the easiest and most economical of any
browser-based video recorder.

Does Vidrack Video Recorder work on all WordPress Sites?

Yes it works on all WordPress sites that meet WordPress best practices. Sometimes Vidrack has
trouble when a site is improperly configured.

Does Vidrack work on all devices?

Vidrack works on all devices that are newer that 2 years old using a good Internet or mobile
connections.

Does Vidrack work on all browsers?

Vidrack works on Chrome, Firefox, Edge and other mainstream browsers that follow common browser
standards. For lesser known browsers we sometimes experience issues beyond our control. If your
browser isn’t following web standards then it won’t work.

Why is Vidrack free?

We think web-based video recording should be free. Just like water, food and communication should
be free. But we do have bills to pay. Soon we will be asking larger organizations to pay for their
video campaigns. We’re also working hard to release a premium paid video recorder with value added
features

Where are the videos stored?

Vidrack has a secure Amazon server where videos are stored. This prevents strain on your website
hosting resources. Most WordPress hosting services aren’t built for storing videos.

What should I do if the plugin doesn’t work with my theme or conflicts with other plugins?

The reality of WordPress plugins is sometimes they have plugin conflicts or theme conflicts.

The only two solutions to this are change themes, find the offending plugin by deactivating each
one individually or you can try our web-application available at https://vidrack.me and embed our
recorder on your WordPress site. For more info on embedding see https://vidrack.com/embed. Note that
if your use our web app you must access your videos at https://vidrack.me

What if I want to use Vidrack but don’t want it on my website?

You can make a Video Recorder Landing Page with our web application. It will give you a branded
Vidrack URL you can submit videos through. For more info see https://vidrack.com/pages

What are the limitations of web-based video recording?

Users submitting video with mobile devices that are over 2 years old, have poor Internet
connections and/or uncommon browsers may experience video submission issues. The best solution is
try a different device, different Internet connection and different browser. Read
https://vidrack.com/fix

Reviews

Poor support and communication

I’m using this plugin as part of a course. A new and completely re-written update was pushed out recently without any notice and replaced the older plugin on the site automatically. We are still figuring out how this happened. I’m using the pro version – there was no email or support by the developers that this update was happening and how we could have smooth transition!

It’s a decent video capture plug-in and the new record button for WP is quite nice. But I hope they communicate and support the plug-in better.

Discontinued?

Was a useful plugin. Unfortunately the site’s been down for a week with no responses to support requests. I’d love to revise this if the company comes back. but for now I have to pursue other options.

best video recording plugin

Pro version is affordable (no expensive monthly fees). Plugin just works. Looking forward to some day identifying videos by username.

Thank you vidrack!

Irritating

Vidrack is the main service on my website. And the main problem I have too.
It’s been a long and painful journey to make it compatible with my wp website ( which is very simple) and most of all to be satisfied with plugin’s functionality.
Today I faced a new problem – the pro version is not accepted by the plugin.
What else to expect?
Ah, I know – some support will be welcome. No one answers my emails or as I see the e support here is off too.
Well done! Now I have to look finally for another option to offer to my members!

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Contributors & Developers

“Video Recorder” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

2.0.1

  • Fix hardcoded og:image
  • Fix activation problems with some PHP configurations
  • Fix styles

2.0.0

  • Rewritten from scratch for better speed and compatibility
  • Added many new features and improvements
  • WebRTC support instead of Adobe Flash

1.8.7

  • Improve detection of mobile devices

1.8.6

  • Improve YouTube integration

1.8.5

  • Fix multiple bugs and improve stability

1.8.4

  • Sorting by all fields in Admin panel
  • Improved Video Player
  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements

1.8.3

  • Fix AJAX errors
  • Fix uploading videos on iOS
  • Other fixes and multiple improvements

1.8.2

  • Fix WordPress directory deployment
  • I18n support

1.8.1

  • Pro version: Video preview in Admin panel
  • Pro version: Video Rating in Admin panel
  • Pro version: CSV Export
  • Pro version: [vidarck] ‘tag’ and ‘description’ parameters
  • Pro version: ‘name’ and ‘phone’ capture options
  • Larger buttons is Flash Recorder
  • Improved Pro version activation notice

1.8.0

  • First release of the Pro version.
  • YouTube integration.
  • Desktop video upload.
  • Custom data capture fields.
  • Fix a modal window layout problem that appeared on some installations.
  • Better buttons.

1.7.5

  • Fix JS callback filename issue.
  • Show a nicer message if download link is invalid.
  • Code refactoring and cleanup. Improved security.
  • UI is more consistent across different themes.

1.7.4

  • Better error messages.
  • Compatibility with FastClick JS plugin.

1.7.3

  • SSL support for video uploading.

1.7.2

  • Improve DB schema migration.

1.7.1

  • External ID parameter for 3rd party integration.
  • Javascript callback function.
  • Change data schema to use standard WP tables instead of custom ones.

1.7

  • Brand new version of Flash recorder.
  • Troubleshooting link.
  • Lots of code cleanup and improvements.

1.6.3

  • Improve record button appearance.
  • Remove T&C link.
  • Improve compatibility with the latest WP.
  • Improve mobile flow.
  • Improve progress bar.

1.6.2

  • Improve mobile detection.
  • Player pops up in a modal window by default.
  • Small fixes and improvements.

1.6.1

  • Fix jQuery-related bug.
  • Rename plugin to ‘Video Capture’

1.6

  • Improve captured video quality.
  • Improve Flash recorder.
  • Move to a much better video hosting infrastructure.

1.5.4

  • Rollback to F4V format for better browser compatibility.

1.5.3

  • Solve a minor video naming problem.

1.5.2

  • Improve compatibility with 32 bit PHP.

1.5.1

  • Improve filename handling.

1.5

  • Update the branding.
  • Minor fix to filename handling.

1.4.2

  • Minor fix to the video handling code for high-traffic websites.
  • WordPress 4.1 support.

1.4.1

  • Improved video recording quality.
  • WordPress 4.0 support.

1.4

  • Improved Flash Recorder.
  • Stability fixes.

1.3.3

  • Minor fixes & improvements.

1.3.2

  • Fixed bug that caused Record button be not visible sometimes.

1.3.1

  • Stability & compatibility improvements.

1.3

  • Fully reworked code for better stability & performance.

1.2

  • Added mobile support.
  • Implemented better CDN integration.

1.0

  • First official release. Got everyone excited!