ScreenToaster, the totally web-based screencasting tool we took for a spin two months ago, has quietly rolled out a whole bunch of new features, including HD-quality YouTube uploads, Flash/QuickTime downloads, and more recording tools. The two big items in ScreenToaster's update are HD-quality auto-uploads from your final editing screen, along with the ability to download either a .swf Flash file or a .mov QuickTime movie from your full-screen or partial screencast. There's a drawback, however, in the form of a ScreenToaster logo embedded in the corner, and WebWorkerDaily reports that YouTube exporting loses any supplementary webcam footage and subtitles.
It's also worth mentioning that it appears you can now add a voice-over track or subtitles to your video after recording the video, changed the playback speed of a video for faster or slow-motion replays, and record a remote VNC server for, well, troubleshooting, we suppose? And in a herald of hopefully awesome webapp mashups to come, ScreenToaster is opening up an API in beta to let other developers integrate the service's screencasting tools. Some of this might not be entirely new, but the site seems to prefer occasional announcements of what's been happening to big roll-outs.< ScreenToaster is a free to use and record one-off videos with, bit requires a sign-up to save and track videos on the site for later playing and embedding. It runs anywhere Java can inside a browser.