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gymnart 12-01-2007 12:32 PM

Screen video capture recommendations?
 
I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good screen video capture package (rpm's or easy ./configure installation)?

I wanted to capture a linerider flash file that I made so that I could submit it to YouTube and to www.official-linerider.com/ site.

dissident_goodchild 12-02-2007 08:57 PM

Once loaded the videos in the Firefox you can find them in the directory /home/<user>/.mozilla/firefox/<profile>.default/Cache.

It is not necessary to do a capture. They exist add-ons for Firefox such as GetVideo or Download Embedded but they do not work fine.

Firefox video downloads add-ons

gymnart 12-03-2007 07:54 AM

Thank you for your answer.

I use SeaMonkey, not FireFox and after finding the cache, I found the shockwave files but when I went to open them, they did not work, I just got a blank screen. I wonder if the extensions you mentioned would work in S.M. too?

hellork 12-03-2007 05:24 PM

As far as I know there is no shockwave player for linux. They can be viewed in the exe version of firefox using wine, once you have browsed to the adobe site and installed the plugin, not that I recommend this.

kromberg 12-03-2007 06:15 PM

One can always convert the shockwave video to another format.

Keith

gymnart 12-04-2007 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kromberg (Post 2979057)
One can always convert the shockwave video to another format.

Keith

How would you do that?

MyHeartPumpsFreon 12-04-2007 10:51 AM

Look up video converter. I don't know of any for Linux, but I know they exist. How's that for vague?

Regards,

Brandon

kromberg 12-04-2007 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gymnart (Post 2979908)
How would you do that?

ffmpeg :)

Keith

gymnart 12-06-2007 10:23 AM

thanks for your reply.
I don't know the command(s) to use it. Is that command to convert from .swf posted somewhere?

I also need to capture the flash video as it is happening. I don't think that the video played is saved someplace to convert.

I do know that Flash does save to .sol files. can ffmpeg convert those as a video?

reed68 12-07-2007 12:07 PM

recordMyDesktop
 
Hi,

I have no idea if this is what you need or want. But I thought I may as well give you the link.

recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task. As such, the program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the basic tasks of capturing and encoding and an interface that exposes the program functionality in a usable way.

http://recordmydesktop.iovar.org/

hellork 12-08-2007 04:28 AM

ffmpeg can convert flash .swf files and .flv files. At least it worked for me.
ffmpeg -i blah.flv blah.avi

If other flash formats don't work you could try renaming them to flv.

matthewg42 12-08-2007 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hellork (Post 2983889)
ffmpeg can convert flash .swf files and .flv files. At least it worked for me.
ffmpeg -i blah.flv blah.avi

If other flash formats don't work you could try renaming them to flv.

I've had mixed success with this. Some files can be converted, some not.

dissident_goodchild 02-10-2008 12:24 PM

It's available xvidcap in the Packman repo, I think.

gymnart 02-11-2008 11:30 AM

recordmydesktop will only work from the command line for me.
Where does it save the file to?
How do I tell it to stop recording?

I just tried xvidcap and it only recorded 1 fraction of a second and seemed to freeze. I had to close the window to get it to stop.

dissident_goodchild 02-11-2008 06:49 PM

Sorry, I tried now and you are right, frozen to the first instant. Perhaps be a bug of the program.

The files are stored in the Home directory.

Was an option by hand...


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