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Why record videos of tests?

Three reasons why you should be recording all your tests:

  1. No more “works for me” – forget about those unreproducible bugs that devs reject as voodoo. If you have the bug on video for everyone to see, then it happened and deserves treatment.
  2. Comprehensive defect reports – textual descriptions of bugs can leave important information out. Videos recording the bugs as they happen allow developers to notice further details that may help track down the bug and get it fixed.
  3. Exploratory testing – relying solely on memory and note-taking in exploratory testing doesn’t really cut the mustard. A video of all your testing actions is much better than that. Use it for future reference to see what was tested, or to roll back when encountering a bug to understand what brought it to the surface.

How do I record test videos?

  1. Use the standalone video recorder (Start > All Programs > Testuff > Testuff Video Recorder).
  2. Target a recording area. Either drag and drop the window target onto one of the windows on your desktop, or use the selection marker to select a recording area. Choose the recording area wisely since once the recording starts you won’t be able to change it.
  3. Once the recording area is set, click the record button.
  4. Once recording has commenced, do some testing.
  5. If you want to do some things “off the record”, click the pause button. Don’t forget to click the record button again to get back on record.
  6. Attach the test video to a defect:
    • Stop the recording. When prompt whether to save the file, click Yes and then go to the list of files and copy its link.
    • Add this link to the defect description.
  7. You can save as many videos as you want on a defect, and also save passed tests videos, if that’s something required on a test, to show it ran and passed successfully.

Where are the recordings saved?

On our servers. Their always saved and are safe with us.

How do I watch the video files?

Use the Testuff Video Player. It is available as a standalone version so that people can watch the videos.

Standalone Video Player for Windows

Standalone Video Player for Mac

Standalone Video Recorder for Windows

What does WTF stand for?

Recorded videos have the extension WTF which stands for Witness Testuff Files.

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