EaseUS RecExperts

An easy-to-use screen recording utility to record and capture everything for any occasion.

  • Capture a full or a certain area on a PC screen
  • Record audio like system sound, microphone, or both
  • Catch the gameplay and upload it to YouTube/Vimeo/Dropbox

8 Best Free Firefox Screen Recorder in 2020

Cassie Deng posted on Sep 23, 2020 to Screen Recording Tips | How-to Articles

Firefox, as a fast and secure browser, allows many user-friendly add-ons. You can use it to watch videos, read articles, make comments on Facebook, or post on Twitter. If you want to record valuable web content or running within the browser, you can use an add-on or choose a third-party application, which will help you to correct or improve the recorded file.

This guide shows 5 free Firefox screen recorders and 2 add-ons, available in 2020 for Windows and Mac computers. The best application for Windows users is EaseUS RecExperts, and the article shows step by step how to record a Firefox screen.

Best Firefox Screen Recorder to Capture on Firefox

For Windows PC users, the best method to record Firefox videos or audios is to install the brand new application called EaseUS RecExperts. It's a simple, powerful, and convenient software both for beginners and professional users. You can use RecExperts to record the full screen of your PC, to select a specific area, or just an active window of Firefox browsing. It allows you to record the video and the sound from the browser simultaneously, as well as your voice through the integrated microphone. Plus, it provides some advanced video editing features, like adding text, or lines to the recorded Firefox page. 

Features:

  • Recording the webcam directly or as a webcam overlay
  • Creating recording tasks automatically
  • Game recording mode to record various high-quality 2D/3D games in 4K UHD resolution
  • Various output formats, like MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, FLV, or any other
  • Sharing the recorded video directly to Youtube or other video sharing platform

How to record a Firefox screen, using EaseUS RecExperts:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts, then open a webpage with Firefox browser.

screen recorder firefox

Step 2. Choose Record Screen, then custom and lock Window.

selected screen recording window

Step 3. Select the opened Firefox page (with YouTube video in this demo). Click the red button "REC" and the program will start the recording (video and system audio).

start screen recording

Step 4. Click the red square button for stop,  and you will see the menu with the recorded video, where you can change the name ("3 hours of Music For Concentration" in this demo).

change the name of screen recording

Step 5. You can trim the recorded video and then export it to your favorite format, or you can choose to share it on your YouTube or Vimeo account.

share the recorded video

Top 5 Firefox Screen Recorders on Windows and Mac

Apart from EaseUS RecExperts, there are some other Firefox screen recording applications, available for Windows or for Mac users. Among them are Streamlabs OBS, Screen Recorder Pro For Win10, Dxtory, QuickTime Player, and Screencast-O-Matic.

1. Streamlabs OBS 

Compatibility: Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 

Streamlabs OBS is a popular video recording software, focused on non-professional users. It provides some integrated features and helps them to capture a whole screen or just the Firefox window. If you sign up for Streamlabs, you will have an access to many tools directly from the company's website. You can choose the sources that appear in your live stream or recorded video. For those who stream and record there are recommended settings, which will be adjusted automatically.

Streamlabs OBS screen recorder

Pros:

  • It works right out of the box
  • Manage all your settings in one program including a variety of plugins 

Cons:

  • More likely to crash with all its add-ons
  • Fewer encoding options than OBS
  • No cross-platform support

2. Screen Recorder Pro For Win10

Compatibility: Windows 10

An integrated Windows 10 application, which can be used to capture screen, audio, and cursor movements as well. It allows you to record selected areas, a specific application like Firefox, the active window, and a webcam video. It provides a screen recording tool, convenient both for the novice, and professional users. It enables you to save the video in multiple formats. 

screen-recorder-pro-for-win10

Pros:

  • Record a Firefox window with and without Mouse Cursor
  • Record specific regions, screens, or windows
  • Capture screencasts in AVI, GIF, or MP4

Cons:

  • Limited editing features
  • No tools for backup and recovery

3. Dxtory

Compatibility: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP

Dxtory is another simple screen capturing program which is going to record everything on the screen. This light software is quite a diverse capture tool. It can record audio from multiple sources, support third-party video codecs, and broadcast output. You can change the setting easily by a simple interface.  

 dxtory screen recording

Pros:

  • Intuitive user experience with tabbed interface
  • Custom screenshot capturing tools

Cons:

  • Annoying trial notification
  • No video editing features like trim, crop, etc.

4. QuickTime Player

Compatibility: macOS

Quicktime Player can be used to capture a Firefox screen and to record HD quality videoclips. The software can help you to record games, live streaming videos and video resumes. Besides, Quicktime provides some basic editing functionalities, like trimming. The recorded screen video can be shared directly on many social platforms.

quicktime screen recording

Pros:

  • Edit and record video simultaneously
  • Convert videos to a different file format such as AVI, MOV, MP4, and many more

Cons:

  • Unable to record screen and system sound simultaneously
  • No available video playback

5. Screencast-O-Matic

Compatibility: macOS X 10.9, or newer

This application can be used to capture the screen, add a webcam or use narration to customize your video. It provides you tools to enhance your Firefox screen recorded video with added text, shapes, images, animations. You can share the output video on popular social media like Facebook or Twitter.

screencast o matic screen recorder

Pros:

  • The settings allow you to temporarily disable notifications from popping up as you record
  • The Video Editor enables you to add scripts, images, shapes, music, company branding, and much more.
  • A built-in speech-to-text feature

Cons:

  • A watermark on your video
  • The free version allows only 15 minutes of recording time
  • The Video Editor is available only with the paid version

2 Popular Add-on Firefox Screen Recorders

Firefox Add-ons library provides more than 6,000 extensions and more than 500 themes. Extensions are capable of performing everything, like providing access to your Facebook account directly from the Firefox toolbar. But there are few, which allows you to record your screen - Awesome Screenshot & Screen Recorder, and Screen Recorder. 

1. Awesome Screenshot & Screen Recorder

Compatibility: Linux, Windows, and macOS

Awesome Screenshot & Screen Recorder helps users of different desktop platforms to record the screen. You can save screen recordings and screenshots to the web site, and share your videos and images instantly with unique shareable links. You can easily share a recording video to Jira, Slack, Trello, Asana, GitHub, but this is only available with a Premium account.

 record screen apowersoft free online

Pros:

  • Capture a screenshot of your entire screen or a specific application window
  • Blur sensitive information on your screenshot

Cons: 

  • The video recording feature is quite confusing
  • The video editing feature is not intuitive
  • Only 5 minutes per local recording with the free plan

2. Screen Recorder by Alexey Kuznetsov

Compatibility: Linux, Windows, and macOS 

This free to use application allows capturing your screen right in your Firefox browser. You can record and screencast instantly. Within the app user interface, you choose what part of your computer screen you want to capture. It's available for Firefox and Chrome and the 3 major platforms - Windows, Linux, and Mac. You can save your recordings on your local drive or on Google Drive.

screen recorder

Pros:

  • Very simple and easy-to-use
  • Directly capturing the Firefox window
  • Download the recorded video to a local disk or to Google Drive

Cons:

  • No editing tools

Conclusion

If you want to record the content when surfing Firefox, you have to download a Firefox screen recorder. The add-ons have only basic functionalities, so it's better to install third-party screen-recording software. This article shows guidelines to some of the popular screen recording, available for macOS or Windows PCs.

The obvious choice for Windows users is EaseUS RecExperts, as it's the ultimate screen recorder. Besides choosing what part of the screen to record, the software gives you a lot of interesting features. You can make advanced editing of your Firefox recorded clip, and it supports an amazing number of video and audio formats. Finally, you can share your masterpiece to YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive.

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