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Action! Update history

Follow the process of development of your favourite screen recorder.

We care about our customers. To keep up with fast-changing market of computer hardware Action! needs to be constantly upgraded. To make a life of our users simpler we develop and add new features.

See the history of Action! and check where the recording have started.

12/10/2018

Action! 3.5.4 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.5.4?

  • IMPORTANT fix for systems with Nvidia SLI setup with no H.265/HEVC encoding support (NVENC was not used for encoding)
  • Fixed closing/crashing of some Windows Store Apps when Action! was running (UWP applications must be recorded in Active Screen mode from now on)
  • Automatic detection of UWP applications and excluding them from monitoring
  • Fixed adding of exluded processed from restricted locations (like Windows Store Apps)

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09/10/2018

Action! 3.5.3 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.5.3?

  • Fixed streaming with very low bitrate (under 0.8Mbps)
  • Fixed recording in software mode with bitrate above 60Mbps
  • Fixed microphone/webcam hotkey when Ctrl/Shift or Alt is pressed


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04/10/2018

Action! 3.5.2 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.5.2?

  • IMPORTANT live streaming stability and video quality improvements for Intel/Nvidia/AMD GPUs


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03/10/2018

Action! 3.5.1 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.5.1?

  • HOT FIX: streaming to Twitch error #3000 has been fixed
  • HOT FIX: green/corrupted video while streaming to YouTube has been fixed
  • Fixed maximum Ultra quality bitrate when encoding with Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration 


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29/09/2018

Action! 3.5.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.5.0?

  • Big improvements in live streaming quality (strict-CBR, AMD AMF improvements and more...)
  • Selection between Variable and Constant framerate (with automatic fallback to VFR when performance is not good enough for CFR)
  • 120 and 144fps (HFR) MP4 recording (for slow motion purposes)
  • Support for 120 and 144fps playback in ActionPlayer
  • Excluded processes list is now supported within Action! (Settings->General->Advanced settings group)
  • Fixes for the latest Windows 10 update


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07/09/2018

Action! 3.4.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.4.0?

  • Large improvements in video recording performance (with vsync disabled)
  • Fixed problems with recording on systems that have virtual surround software installed (like Nahimic)
  • Improved high bitrate AVI recording on systems with hybrid hard disks (SSD + HDD). We still recommend normal HDD or SSD for high bitrate video recording
  • Browser overlays now accept keyboard input (for example you can logon to YouTube to allow YouTube chat overlay)
  • Fixed Action! not working properly from certain disk locations 
  • Audio/Video desynchronization when streaming during high CPU usage has been fixed
  • Fixed frame stuttering when recording video from Elgato/Hauppauge and other devices that capture MPEG-2 transport stream
  • Fixed AVI freezing during high CPU usage
  • Fixed webcam stuttering during high CPU usage

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23/08/2018

Action! 3.3.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.3.0?

  • Added advanced Time-Shift settings (maximum swap-file size and location - this allows to offload SSD disk from continuous storage of time-shifted video data)
  • Time-Shift saving is now done in background (not blocking)
  • Added recording webcam to a separate AVI video file (for video editing purposes). Available via Webcam Settings (Capture Mode)
  • Added Nvidia GPU selection that will be used to perform hardware acceleration (available via Hardware Acceleration Settings in main screen)
  • Fixed webcam/microphone showing/recording on button down (in the On/Off mode)
  • Added automatic stretching of 1440x1080 video content to 1920x1080 (to remove black vertical bars)
  • Fixed Vulkan error message on some systems
  • Fixed free disk space calculation


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03/08/2018

Action! 3.2.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.2.0?

  • Added Vulkan support
  • Added HDR recording in SDR format (64bit to 32bit color conversion)
  • Added benchmarking file format selection (HTML or CSV formats are available)
  • Important stability fixes (on Action! startup, memory leaks etc.)
  • Fixed Time-Shift crashing in 4K
  • Fixed low-disk space information on HUD in 4K
  • Fixed memory leak on x64 systems with recent Windows 10 updates installed


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20/06/2018

Action! 3.1.6 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.1.6?

  • Added browser source cropping
  • Added browser source preview in overlay source settings
  • Added ability to navigate browser source (click, scroll etc.)
  • Fixed saving last desktop screenshot monitor selection
  • Fixed recording pausing with multiple audio tracks stored to separate files
  • Enabled graphics overlay changing during recording/streaming 
  • When recorded application/game crashes recording/streaming is not stopped and can be seamlessly continued after relaunching game/application (in MP4 mode)
  • Stability fixes
  • GUI improvements


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02/06/2018

Action! 3.1.5 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.1.5?

  • Added 4K/UHD (150%/150DPI) mode for user interface (Settings->General->User interface size)
  • Added Action! fullscreen GUI mode
  • Added 4K/UHD mode for drawing panel
  • Improved GUI readability on small displays
  • Fixed browser source on HUD refresh rate with drawing panel visible
  • Fixed help language selection


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23/05/2018

Action! 3.1.4 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.1.4?

  • 4K/UHD (150% size) HUD for resolutions above 2560x1440
  • Moved browser/URL sources setup to live streaming tab
  • Moved selected (private) application recording setup from video settings to main video tab
  • GUI improvements (duration editing with editbox etc.)


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15/05/2018

Action! 3.1.3 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.1.3?

  • Performance improvements in device recording mode with recording preview enabled
  • Stability fixes


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08/05/2018

Action! 3.1.2 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.1.2?
  • Updated RTMP servers for Twitch and Smashcast services (please make sure that you have the correct streaming server set after the update)
  • Fixed Action! long startup time
  • Fixed push to talk mouse hotkey assignment
  • Added Webcam size/position controls in Webcam Settings window (like in Action! version 2.x)
  • Improved webcam cropping
  • Disabled changing video composition during recording (to not allow accidental overlay layout change)
  • Fixed problem with dissapearing preview when recorded game/application does not refresh
  • AVI recording preformance improvements
  • Fixed problem of not locking Action! to selected 3D application (if more then one is running)
  • Fixed conflict of Action! HUD with Uplay and Steam overlays
  • Added disabling of fast OpenGL recording path on Intel GPUs (where problems occur which pixelated video)
  • to enable this workaround please place an empty slowintel.txt file in Action! installation folder


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26/04/2018

Action! 3.1.1 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.1.1?
  • Critical fix for Windows 7 (HW accelerated webcam decoding initialization could crash Action! on startup on old Intel drivers)
  • Fixed support for Angle engine
  • Added recording timer (like in version 2.x)
  • Added streaming icons in status bar
  • Fixed audio only recording duration


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20/04/2018

Action! 3.1.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 3.1.0?
  • IMPORTANT: this update is required for compatibility with new Windows Spring Creators update!
  • NEW FEATURE: hardware accelerated (on selected Intel CPUs) 4K/UHD Webcam recording (for example Logitech Brio 4K webcam up to 4K/30p or even 60p - no lags or frame dropping), setup under settings->video tab
  • Fixed problem with assigning multiple keys as hotkeys (CTRL or SHIFT + other keys)
  • Audio recording tab again available
  • Fixed OPENGL recording performance on NVIDIA and AMD GPUs (4K/60p recording)
  • Hardware accelerated scaling of OPENGL games and applications in AVI and MP4 mode (on NVIDIA and AMD GPUs)
  • Fixed problem with attaching to games with launchers (in game recording mode). It is now possible to easly switch between multiple games/launchers running at the same time)
  • Fixed switching between multiple games in preview mode
  • Private application recording mode again available (setup under settings->video tab)
  • Fixed SSE2 support for old AMD CPUs
  • Added notification about video capture/streaming and audio recording by highlighting tabs
  • GUI improvements
  • Stability fixes


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30/03/2018

Action! 3.0.0 is now available.

We are proud to announce that new Action! 3.0 is now available, with modern look & feel and tons of new features!
  • NEW FEATURE: Live preview of video composition
  • NEW FEATURE: Accounts manager (YouTube, Facebook etc.)
  • NEW FEATURE: Drawing Panel (draw shapes and texts over any borderless windowed games in real time!)
  • NEW FEATURE: Lots of performance improvements and fixes
  • NEW FEATURE: Support for web browser overlays
  • NEW FEATURE: New advanced multi-layer HUD (view chat overlay over any streamed game!)
  • NEW FEATURE: Support for 4K webcams
  • ...so many more that there is not enough space here to write them down :)

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23/10/2017

Action! 2.8.1 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.8.1?
  • Important fix for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 desktop/screen recording

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09/10/2017

Action! 2.8.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.8.0?
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29/09/2017

Action! 2.7.4 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.7.4?
  • Fixed fullscreen desktop recording after recording downscaled desktop region
  • Added scrollable hotkeys settings

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22/09/2017

Action! 2.7.3 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.7.3?
  • NEW FEATURE: Microphone volume indicator on HUD (during recording)
  • Improved Hauppauge device detection

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17/09/2017

Action! 2.7.2 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.7.2?
  • Improved microphone/system sound volume balance (added possibility to set both microphone and system sound level to 100%)
  • Added automatic volume normalization to minimize loud sound distortions when mixing microphone/system sound to one audio track
  • Fixed microphone volume when recording microphone to separate audio track
  • Removed system microphone volume setting (hardware volume must be set using operating system settings)
  • Fixed crash when recording specific desktop region size with upscaling
  • Fixed installer for Intel RealSense version

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12/09/2017

Action! 2.7.1 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.7.1?
  • IMPORTANT: Fixed HUD hiding and hide HUD on Action! startup on Windows 7 and Windows 8 (corrupted desktop was visible)
  • Added possibility to assign -,+,[,],\,:,' as hotkeys
  • Improved support for Avermedia C835 and C875 capture cards (supports both StreamEngine and Raw MPEG-2 capture)

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08/09/2017

Action! 2.7.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.7.0?
  • NEW: Added HUD opacity setting (available for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Desktop, D3D9, D3D10, D3D11, D3D12 and OpenGL)
  • NEW: Added support for Hauppauge PVR devices
  • Improved not recording visible HUD in desktop mode for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (visible on screen but not recorded)
  • Improved 10bit-per-pixel desktop recording (automatic detection of 30bit color desktop for NVIDIA Quadro and AMD FirePro GPUs)
  • Support/automatic detection for setups with both 10bit-per-pixel and 8bit-per-pixel monitors connected
  • Fixed sRGB video recording with multi-sampling enabled (D3D10/D3D11)
  • Fixed all major problems with OpenGL recording on AMD GPUs
  • Fixed recording performance for some OpenGL games
  • Fixed crashing when recording old OpenGL games
  • Fixed support for recording sRGB OpenGL applications
  • Fixed out of memory crash when recording/streaming 32bit games and applications that use lots of memory
  • Improved recording performance of Direct3D 9 games/applications (up to 25% performance increase)
  • Fixed problems with HUD hide/position change and screenshot hotkey detection
  • Fixed Farming Simulator 17 game recording
  • Overall performance improvements

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18/08/2017

Action! 2.6.2 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.6.2?
  • Fixed desktop detection after returning from standby/suspend state
  • Fixed desktop detection after returning from login state

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03/08/2017

Action! 2.6.1 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.6.1?
  • Fixed support for Windows 10 virtual desktop scaling
  • Fixed recovery of desktops after exiting fullscreen exclusive mode games/applications
  • Multi-display stability fixes
  • Fixed support for some OpenGL games/applications
  • Fixed description setting for YouTube live-streaming

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26/07/2017

Action! 2.6.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.6.0?
  • Facebook login credentials are now valid for 30-60 days
  • Improved mouse cursor synchronization in desktop recordings
  • Improved recording performance
  • Fixed recording of some OpenGL games/applications
  • Fixed Audio Input/Output device selection on startup when device has beed removed from system
  • Livestreaming logon credentials are not checked when livestraming is disabled
  • Fixed region recording on systems with multi-DPI display configuration

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28/06/2017

Action! 2.5.5 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.5.5?
  • Application stability improvements

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24/06/2017

Action! 2.5.4 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.5.4?
  • Application stability fixed when running Action! in offline mode

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23/06/2017

Action! 2.5.3 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.5.3?
  • 4K live streaming - added possibility to live stream videos up to 4K resolution using Original video size option
  • Stability improvements

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18/05/2017

Action! 2.5.2 is now available.

strong>What's new in Action! 2.5.2?
  • Added RTP/UDP/IGMP streaming (via custom URL address)
  • Fixed custom RTMP streaming
  • Fixed streaming to restream.io
  • Fixed cancelling of Time-Shift recordings
  • Installer improvements
  • GUI improvements

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18/05/2017

Action! 2.5.1 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.5.1?
  • Added support for Smashcast LIVE Streaming service
  • Important improvements for video recording with AMD APP acceleration
  • GUI improvements
  • Stability improvements

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16/05/2017

Action! 2.5.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.5.0?
  • Added 150% GUI size for displays larger than 2560x1440
  • Added 150% HUD size for displays larger than 2560x1440
  • Added information about GPU used for active screen/application rendering
  • Added 4K/UHD MP4 recording on AMD GPUs
  • Added 4K/UHD hardware accelerated video exporting on AMD GPUs
  • Added ability to set title of YouTube/Facebook/Twitch live streams
  • Fixed 8K x 8K virtual screens screenshots
  • Fixed recording of windowed games/applications (multiple application switching)
  • Fixed HUD rendering when more then 1 GPU outputs video
  • Addded Start/stop LIVE streaming button for region mode
  • GUI improvements
  • Stability improvements

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21/04/2017

Action! 2.4.1 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.4.1?
  • Improvements for Windows 10 Creators Update running on systems with Nvidia GPU
  • Fixed Action! stability in device recording mode when device is disconnected

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20/04/2017

Action! 2.4.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.4.0?
  • Added support for Elgato capturing devices
  • Fixed multiple window recording/switching
  • Added possibility to start recording in game mode using both hotkey or start button
  • Windows 10 Creators Update fixes (multiple display support, text rendering)
  • GUI fixes

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08/03/2017

Action! 2.3.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.3.0?
  • NEW FEATURE: Webcam/HDMI capture device recording mode (allows recording of game consoles with HDMI capture device connected)
  • Fixed webcam recording in AVI without mouse cursor recording turned on
  • HUD displays actual framerate during recording (current vsync per second, average fps shows recording framerate)
  • Improved webcam recording with alpha channel (Intel RealSense and chroma key)
  • Action! restart is no longer needed to switch webcam capturing resolution
  • Selected application (private recording) mode has been moved to Active Screen recording mode as an option
  • New improved Action! Player

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15/02/2017

Action! 2.2.1 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.2.1?
  • Fixed Action! startup without any audio input devices present
  • Fixed AVI recording on systems with 16+ core processors
  • Important change: video recordings are not stopped when using Alt-Tab in Games and applications recording mode
  • New: Added tutorials showing basic Action! features
  • Minor GUI changes: changed hardware acceleration selection for recording/streaming

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10/02/2017

Action! 2.2.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.2.0?
  • Fixed livestreaming disconnection when broadcasting on systems with AMD GPU
  • Improved livestreaming constant bitrate output
  • Added 2 input devices recording (ex. 2 microphones at the same time)
  • Added mono system sound recording
  • Fixed Action! startup when livestreaming login credentials have expired
  • New engine for selected window recording (private window recording - not showing other windows to viewers)
  • New method of showing information about updates
  • Stability fixes

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17/01/2017

Action! 2.1.0 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.1.0?
  • NEW FEATURE: Full live streaming/login API integration with Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Hitbox
  • NEW FEATURE: Real-time live streaming viewers counter statistics displayed on HUD
  • Live streaming start button added
  • Live streaming privacy selection for Facebook and YouTube
  • Recording performance fixed on specific Win10 systems
  • Fixed Facebook video uploading
  • Fixed Action! startup with Elgato device installed
  • Fixed Action! AVI recording when very large cursors are visible (ex. Photoshop)
  • Fixed OpenGL recording (Intel GPU ex. Minecraft)
  • Fixed OpenGL recording (Exanima game)
  • Stability fixes
  • GUI improvements

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02/12/2016

Action! 2.0.7 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.0.7?
  • Reverted possibility to assign CTRL for Start/Stop video recording
  • Fixed Live Streaming Auto-reconnect function
  • Added option to assign custom hotkey to Start/Stop Live Streaming

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01/12/2016

Action! 2.0.6 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.0.6?
  • Application stability improvements
  • Application installer improvements

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23/11/2016

Action! 2.0.5 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.0.5?
  • Important: DirectX 12 games recording performance improved
  • Ultra video quality preset added (Video settings) for ultra quality, high bitrate MP4 video recordings
  • Stability improvements (memory leaks fixed)

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18/11/2016

Action! 2.0.4 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.0.4?
  • Fixed Battlefield 1 DirectX 12 gameplay recording
  • Updated Twitch servers list
  • Application installer improvements

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16/11/2016

Action! 2.0.2 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.0.2?
  • Application stability improvements
  • Application installer improvements

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11/11/2016

Action! 2.0.1 is now available.

What's new in Action! 2.0.1?
  • Fixed Battlefield 1 DirectX 12 gameplay recording
  • Fixed DirectX 11/12 games and applications recording in windowed mode
  • Fixed Action! startup problem with Avermedia capture hardware/software installed
  • Improved graphics overlay alpha blending quality

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04/11/2016

Action! 2.0 is now available.

We are proud to announce that new Action! 2.0 is now available, with refreshed look & feel and new features! We are also happy to announce that upgrade to Action! 2.0 is free for all Action! 1.x version users!

What's new in Action! 2.0?
  • NEW FEATURE: Chroma Key option added for webcams recording and LIVE streaming
  • NEW FEATURE: LIVE Streaming to Facebook
  • NEW FEATURE: Selected application recording mode added to record video from selected application only
  • NEW FEATURE: Option to show free disk space on Action! HUD
  • NEW FEATURE: "Do not record HUD during desktop recording" option added
  • NEW FEATURE: Microphone off delay added for microphone recording on button down
  • New, modern user interface with redesigned settings categories
  • Improved webcam preview
  • Refreshed Export window with new, redesigned output profiles
  • Fixed video uploading to Facebook
  • Assigned a separate hotkey for Live streaming
  • Fixed mouse problem experienced during RUST game recording
  • Windows Logon screen and UAC screens recording performance improvements for Windows 8.1 or newer on Admin user
  • Fixed fullscreen and region Windows desktop recording with upscalling (on Windows 7 without Aero and on 8.1/10 on onon-admin user)
  • Fixed YouTube fullscreen video recording on Windows 10 with AMD graphics cards
  • Webcam recording stability improvements
  • Stability improvements
  • User interface improvements
  • Action! installer improvements
REMOVED FEATURES
  • Perfect Video Match mode has been removed
  • Remote Action! functionality has been removed. Remote PC access and gaming is now available as a separate product - Monflo. Download Monflo for free at: monflo.mirillis.com
HOW TO UPGRADE TO VERSION 2.0?
  • Simply download the latest Action! 2.x.x installer and install it on your PC! To activate Action! 2.0 use your current serial number (activation key) from version 1.x.x.

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19/08/2016

Action! 1.31.5 is now available.

What's new in Action! 1.31.5?
  • 4k Windows desktop video recording stability improvements (for recording 4k Windows Logon screen, 4k Windows screen without Windows Aero, 4k Windows screen on normal (non-admin) Windows user)
  • User interface improvements

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04/08/2016

Action! 1.31.4 is now available.

What's new in Action! 1.31.4?
  • Important fix for Windows 10 desktop recording with the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed.
  • Important fix for exporting/uploading to YouTube (Fixed problem with message reporting old/unsupported browser)

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14/05/2016

Action! 1.31.3 is now available.

What's new in Action! 1.31.3?
  • Fixed Action! HUD visibility for DOOM game.

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14/05/2016

Action! 1.31.2 is now available.

What's new in Action! 1.31.2?
  • Stability fix for closing webcam preview window

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