Screencasting with Online Screen Recorder no Java

Last updated on January 20, 2016 by

Ever since the new release of the Chrome 42 in April 2015, Google Chrome has discontinued the default support of NPAPI for the security and stability risk it brings. And the manual way to enable NPAPI is also removed with the release of Chrome 45 in September. This means that Java plug-ins will be blocked by default in Chrome. As a result, online screen recorders that rely on NPAPI plug-ins like Screenr, Screencastle won’t be available anymore. In this case, Chrome users can use screen recorder online no Java like Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder to avoid this issue. Plus, Firefox and Opera users can also make use of this screen recorder to deal with no Java installed or detected problems.

How to Record Screen Online with no Java installed

For users’ convenience, Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder abandons Java recently to make screen recording easier than before. Unlike other online screen recorder that relies on Java, the new version of this screencast tool only requires you to install a launcher to run it when it’s the time using it rather than running Java each time using it.

free screencast tool

With simple and clear interface, you can quickly figure out recording any screen activity with audio. Both of the audio from computer and microphone will be captured along with the video. To know more about how to make use of this free online screen recorder (no Java), you can check out the detailed guide below.


Download launcher and run this app

Go to the webpage of this free screencast tool and click “Start Recording” on the middle of page to launch this app.

Tips: If it’s the first time you use it, please click “Download Launcher” after hitting the “Start Recording” button. (This launcher is quite safe, you don’t need to worry about the security.) Then wait a few seconds till the download completes, and install this launcher. After that, click “Start Recording” button again to run this recorder.

install launcher

Then the external protocol will pop up to ask you whether to launch this application, just hit “Launch Application”, then this online screen recorder no Java will pop up.


Configure Settings

Once this application pops up, you can click the options icon on the toolbar to configure basic settings like hotkeys, output video format, output folder, etc.

configure settings

After that, you can customize the region you desire to capture and select an audio input source for recording. From the audio input menu, you can choose to record audio from system sound, microphone, both or none of them.


Start Recording without Java

Now, you can start your unlimited recording by clicking the red “REC” button. While recording, a few useful editing options like text, highlight, lines, arrows and others are provided with this online screen recorder (no java required), you can make use of them to make your recorded video more vivid.

record screen with no java

Tips: If you want to redo this recording, then you can click pause button then hit the cross button on the right. Then a reminder will pop up, you can hit “Start over” to begin a new recording. While if you hit “Delete” button, this screen recorder will be shut down, and what you have recorded will not be saved.

start over recording


Finish Recording

Whenever you want to finish recording and save what you have captured, simply hit the blue pause button and click the green check mark to finish it. Then you can preview what you have recorded with the built-in media player.

free online screen recorder no java


Save and Share Recording

To save this video, just hit the save button on the lower right of the media player and choose to save as video or GIF file or upload to sites like YouTube, Dropbox, Vimeo, etc.

save recording

In case that you are not satisfied with the recording, you can hit the “Redo” button to start your new screencast.

Upon saving video to your local disk, you can select to “Save as Video File”, then choose your desirable output format, video name and output directory. Once it’s done, you can open the folder where you save this screencast. If needed, you can also copy the file path for backup or any other usage.

save video to pc

Tips: As you’d expected, this recorder also has the ability to trim video for saving only part of the recording. To do this trick, you can click and drag along the time line of the video to make what you have selected turns blue, then click the “Save” button to save or upload the part of video you have selected.

trim recording

Above are the steps on how to use the free online screen recorder, if you prefer a more stable and powerful screen recording program, then you can download and use its pro version. Aside from all the features that provides by the above screen recorder online without java, the desktop version also allows you to create schedule tasks for recording, take screenshots, record with more modes and many more.


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Posted by: Apowersoft on to Online Screen Recorder. Last updated on January 20, 2016

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  • Hi, Not technical guy so sorry for ignorance. I wanted to try the online screen recorder. iPad w/several browsers but no launcher Suggestions? iPad is required- any way to force launcher
  • i really want to record
    • Hi! Do you have any problems in using our screen recorder? For quick technical support, you can send email to our support email: for help.
  • I use OBS and it is always reminding me that there is "high CPU usage". Does this software Reaally works Only on web- based ? Is my computer free from risk of high CPU usage also using this ?
    • Hi, Francisco! Sorry to tell you that all the screen recorders (no matter it's web-based or desktop) would occupy CPU when recording. You can try our online screen recorder to check whether it can occupy less CPU when capturing.
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