Record Screen-based Videos

You can record and watch videos to see what went wrong with failed tests.

Notes

  • You can only record videos for Web UI testing.

Katalon Studio version 7.8 onwards supports screen-based recording and browser-based recording.

Screen-based Recorder captures and records what is happening on the computer screen when running a test. The function can be used with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, or IE.

Screen-based Recorder is currently available for single Test Suite execution only. To record parallel executions, you can follow these instructions instead: Record Browser-based Videos.

We recommend the K-Lite Codec to play the recorded screen-based video.

Configure Screen-based Recorder

Follow guidelines below to record the screen:

If you use macOS, make sure you first enable Katalon Studio for Screen Recording.

Go to Security & Privacy settings > Privacy > Screen Recording > Allow Katalon Studio to do Screen Recording.

For configuration in version 7.8 and onwards

  1. Go to Project > Settings > Execution to open the Execution view.

  2. In the During-Execution Options panel, enable Video Recorder by checking Record Video during execution.

    By default, Browser-based Recorder for failed Test Cases only is selected.

  3. Select Screen Recorder and specify Video settings based on your preferences.

    We recommend AVI (.avi) format and low quality to save disk space. The higher the video quality is, the bigger the file size is.

  • Video format: AVI (.avi) or MOV (.mov)
  • Video quality: Low; Medium or High
  1. Click Apply and Close.

For configuration in versions before 7.8

  1. After creating a test suite in Katalon Studio, go to Project > Settings > Report to open the Report view.

  2. Check Enable Video Recorder during execution option.

    By default, Katalon Studio only captures Failed test cases. However, you can decide to either capture the Passed or Failed test cases, or both.

  3. Specify Video settings based on your preferences.

    We recommend AVI (.avi) format and low quality to save disk space. The higher the video quality is, the bigger the file size is.

  • Video format: AVI (.avi) or MOV (.mov)
  • Video quality: Low; Medium or High
  1. Click OK

View recorded videos

After running the test suite, navigate to the Result tab. You can see a list of test cases. A recorded video is attached to each test case accordingly.

Click on the Play icon in the Video column to play the video.

Each test step in a video has a description embedded like a subtitle.

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