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Old 01-28-2007, 10:29 AM   #1
mike513
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Camtasia Software for Linux


I have used Camtasia screencasting software on winblows, and since I have decided to use Linux full time, I am looking for a solution that will allow me to perform the same tasks.

I am currently running the newest Kubuntu.

Is there a way for me to do this?

Any help at all would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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If you are already familiar with camtasia maybe remote accessing the linux desktop from a machine running camtasia would work best. Probably no current native linux apps are near it's equal. This is based on camtasia's reputation, not personal experience.

Two vnc based linux apps I have worked with are screenkast and pyvnc2swf.

Screenkast outputs it's own format (.isd?) making it unusable without the built in viewer and it doesn't support audio. This is based on the last time I tried it. Possibly the export to different format (flv, avi, etc) feature is working now.

Pyvnc2swf is simple to use and doesn't require installation. Supports audio. Outputs swf and has some editing tools. Conversion to other formats is possible but not exactly intuitive to say the least.

xvidcap. If you see a linux screencast on youtube etc there's a good chance it was done with this. Many features.

There are a few more. Google is your friend on that part.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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Linux Screencasting

Thanks for the reply.

I am trying to get this solution to use on my laptop so I can create screencasts while I am out of town in hotels.

I will try some of your suggestions.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 03:10 AM   #4
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Ok, so using a second machine running camtasia is out of the picture. Which linux app is best depends on what you intend to do with these screen captures.

If pyvcn2swf meets your needs there's a few tips for Mepis here;
http://www.mepislovers.com/forums/in...p?topic=2061.0
Kubuntu uses the same pools afaik, so most of that should apply.

xvidcap is less commandline oriented. Apparently it can be a bit of a bear to get working properly but there seems to be a lot of happy users.

Best of luck
 
  


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