I'm looking at building a multimedia demonstration of a program. I'd like to show mouse-movements etc, as well as voice record.
How do Macromedia do it in their on-line tour/demos? Can I do this in Flash? I'd prefer to do it in Flash, but are there any other recommendations for programs to build these demos in?
If by mouse movement you mean an image of an arrow moving from point A to point B (like what you would see in http://www.i2x.net/admin_demo.swf) -- you can do that with tweening -- check "Tweening motion along path" in chapter 11 of the Flash 5 manual. There's also a tutorial in the flash software that will show you how to do this.
I think MM probably use something like Screencorder to do theirs. I use this. I got it free on the front of a magazine and it's really quite good. You just hit record and do whatever it is you do. Then I open the movie it records in Sound Forge (which again is a really nice little piece of s/w that comes free with several MM packages) where you can edit the soundtrack to the movie to your heart's content .... including recording live on to the movie as you watch it in thumbnail form.