December 30, 2011

Capture Desktop With VLC

Install ImageMagick

Win64 dynamic
Add application directory to your system path

Conver cursor

convert c:/windows/cursors/aero_arrow.cur aero_arrow.png

Set cursor in VLC

Tools > Preferences > Show settings > All > Input/Codecs > Access modules > Screen > Mouse pointer image > d:/dropbox/pictures/aero_arrow.png


Media > Convert/Save > Capture Device > Capture mode > Desktop
Desired frame rate for the capture = 24
Destination file = d:/steven/desktop/output.mp4
Profile = Video - H.264 + AAC (MP4)



  1. I've been trying to figure out how to record the cursor in VLC for hours. I spent all morning digging through different forums, attempting to create command prompt commands, etc. Eventually I found this.

    This was the easiest method I tried, and it worked flawlessly. I thank you very much for posting this. I was just about to give up hope of using VLC.

  2. That works very well, thank you for posting!
    Just in case: here's the converted Windows Aero cursor in PNG format (if you don't want to download 60 megs of ImageMagick)