Sorry for the late reply, but for some reason I didn't get an alert that you replied.
So I just went back and replayed it without the recording software running and I didn't have a problem, so it looks like it was just my computer trying to do too much at once. I do have a somewhat older computer. That being said, RPG Maker games don't load any of the resources until they're called for by the game, so large files can cause hiccups like what we saw in my playthrough. My submission last year was very reliant on large music and image files, so I had to use a pre-loader plugin to load all the files when the game starts and make the game run smoothly, but that was using MV. You may want to see if there's a similar script available for VX Ace. That could help with players using less-than-optimal computers, like this old fart.
As for the length, as much as I wanted the demo to be longer (which, even despite the issues I was having, I did want to play more), if the choice was between a small nugget of gold and large pile of garbage, then you made the right choice to go for the small nugget of gold (I had to do the same thing for mine, so don't feel bad). This is a a really cute game and I'm excited to see what else you have planned for it, so let me know when you have any updates.