Command Line Parameters

A command-line interface is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).

* List of Command Line Options

Bandicam 4.1.4 and higher versions support the following command-line parameters.

1. /record

If you use "Windows Task Scheduler" with this command, you can automatically start recording at a specific time.
The "/record" command is available when the Screen Recording Mode (Rectangle on a screen, Fullscreen, or Around mouse) is set.
E.g.) bdcam.exe /record

2. /stop

If you use "Windows Task Scheduler" with this command, you can automatically stop recording while recording is in progress at a specific time.
E.g.) bdcam.exe /stop

3. /shutdown

If you use this command, you can automatically stop recording and shutdown the computer.
E.g.) bdcam.exe /shutdown

4. /nosplash

If you use this command, the splash screen (launch image) will not be displayed when Bandicam starts.
E.g.) bdcam.exe /nosplash

5. /safemode

If you use this command, you can start Bandicam in Safe Mode which disables some features of Bandicam including hardware accelerated encoding.
E.g.) bdcam.exe /safemode

6. /reg

If you use this command, you can register the Bandicam license.
E.g.) bdcam.exe /reg bandicam@bandicam.com 20180531-ABCD-EFG-HIJK

7. /S

If you execute the Bandicam setup file (bdcamsetup.exe) with the /S option, you can install Bandicam automatically with the default settings in silent mode.
Note: You must enter an uppercase "S", and you can use the "/S" command and "/reg" command together.
E.g.) "bdcamsetup.exe /S" or "bdcamsetup.exe /S /reg bandicam@bandicam.com 20180531-ABCD-EFG-HIJK"


Using the Command Line Interface

Type "cmd" (or press the "Windows icon + R" on the keyboard) to start "Command Prompt".
And then enter "cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Bandicam" to go to the installation folder.
You can now use command-line parameters such as "bdcam.exe /nosplash" like below:

Bandicam, command line, start Command Prompt



Schedule recording with Windows Task Scheduler and Command Line (Timer Recording)

If you use "the command line parameters of Bandicam (/record, /stop, /shutdown)" and "Windows Task Scheduler", you can automatically start recording "at a specific time on a daily/weekly/monthly schedule" or "at the most recently used location/size in Screen Recording Mode".

Windows Task Scheduler, start

For more information, please refer to "How to start recording automatically with Windows Task Scheduler".

How to export and import the Bandicam settings

To export the Bandicam settings, click on Start, type in REGEDIT /E c:\bandicam.reg "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BANDISOFT\BANDICAM\OPTION" to generate the bandicam.reg file.

Export and import the Bandicam settings

To import the Bandicam settings, copy the bandicam.reg file where you want to use the same settings and double-click the bandicam.reg file.