Command Line Parameters (Recommended for advanced users)

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 or higher versions supports 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".