How to film Android screen: You would like to make a video of what happens on your smartphone screen Android, in order to create demonstrations to be published online, but you don’t know how to do it? Do not worry. All you need is a little patience.
With today’s guide, we’ll find out together how to film android screen projecting the mobile phone screen on the PC and making a video of the Windows desktop. It is a bit of a long operation to complete, I admit, but I assure you that it is much simpler than you think. Let’s get to work right away!
Before seeing in detail how to film android screen, you have to install a couple of fundamental components on your PC, without which it is not possible to perform this operation: Java SE Runtime Environment ei your smartphone driver. You can download the first by connecting to this website and clicking on the button JRE Download located at the bottom right.
On the page that opens, put the check mark next to the item Accept License Agreement and click on the link next to the wording Windows x86 Offline (if you are using a 32-bit operating system) or the wording Windows x64 to start the download.
When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (eg. jre – 7u25-windows-i586.exe) and, in the window that opens, first click on Yup and then on Install And Close to finish the Java SE Runtime Environment installation process.
As for the drivers of your smartphone, if you have not yet installed them on your PC, you can easily get them by installing the software for managing the phone released by the manufacturer of the device (eg. Samsung Kies for Samsung smartphones). To dispel any doubts, try searching on Google [nome del tuo smartphone] driver and you will surely find all the information you need.
For film android screen you also need the Android Software development Kit. So connect to the Android SDK website and click on the item first DOWNLOAD FOR OTHER PLATFORMS (located at the bottom of the page) and then on link installer_rxx.xx-windows.exe (i.e. the second link listed under the heading SDK Tools Only) to download the program to your PC.
When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (eg. installer_r22.0.5-windows.exe) and, in the window that opens, first click on Yup and then on Next four consecutive times, Install, still Next And Finish to complete the installation process and start theAndroid SDK Manager.
Now, put the check mark next to the folder Tools and click on the button Install 11 packages of the Android SDK Manager. In the window that opens, put the check mark next to the item Accept license and click on Install to download and install on your PC the components of the Software development Kit necessary to reproduce the screen of your Android smartphone on the computer.
Once the procedure is complete – we’re almost there! – you need to download the free application on your computer that will allow you to project the Android screen on Windows: Droid @ Screen. Then connect to the website of the application and click on Download twice consecutively to download it to your PC.
When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (eg. droidAtScreen – 1.0.2.jar) and, in the window that opens, click on the button […]. Then select the folder where the Android SDK was installed (it should be C: Users[tuo nome utente]AppDataLocalAndroidandroid-sdkplatform-tools and double click on the file adb.exe.
If you can’t find the Android SDK folder, start the SDK Manager again and find it specified at the top of the window, next to the wording SDK Path.
Now click on the button OK to access the main screen of Droid @ Screen and connect your Android smartphone to the computer using the USB cable supplied with the device. If all went well, the application should automatically recognize the phone and project its screen on the Windows desktop.
If not, try clicking on the button Reload devices of Droid @ Screen and make sure that the USB Debugging function is enabled on Android. To do this, open the panel with the Settings of your smartphone, go to Applications> Development and put the check mark next to the item USB debugging.
At this point, you can film android screen using any application suitable for the purpose. I recommend the free one CamStudio of which I have explained to you in detail the operation in my guide on how to film the PC screen.
Alternatively, you can turn to professional solutions such as Camtasia Studio or to another of the many software that I have reported to you in my selection of programs to record the screen.