It's been an awful long time since I took a look at Wink, one of the free screencasting tools that are floating around for Windows. Last time I looked, Wink didn't even support audio, something that has come to be a necessity in my checklist for screencasting tools. It seems it now does, and I've got to get around to taking another look at it, thanks to the screencast Rich Hoeg put together on how to use Google Blog Search. Two things I noticed that I'll definitely explore: the preload of the SWF file took a loooong time, and I wonder if the Flash file is well-optimized. I'll try to create a screencast using two or three other tools in addition to Wink and compare the file sizes. The second thing I noticed is that the audio was pretty scratchy, but that may be a result of Rich's mike, and not the software. We'll do a comparison there as well. This won't happen for a couple weeks, I'm guessing, but I'm looking forward to putting the current generation of packages through their paces.
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