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Old 12-01-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 09:57 PM   #2
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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

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Old 12-03-2007, 08:54 AM   #3
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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?

Last edited by gymnart; 12-03-2007 at 09:28 AM. Reason: more info
 
Old 12-03-2007, 06:24 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 07:15 PM   #5
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One can always convert the shockwave video to another format.

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Old 12-04-2007, 11:43 AM   #6
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One can always convert the shockwave video to another format.

Keith
How would you do that?
 
Old 12-04-2007, 11:51 AM   #7
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Look up video converter. I don't know of any for Linux, but I know they exist. How's that for vague?

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Old 12-04-2007, 02:13 PM   #8
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How would you do that?
ffmpeg

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Old 12-06-2007, 11:23 AM   #9
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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?

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Old 12-07-2007, 01:07 PM   #10
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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/
 
Old 12-08-2007, 05:28 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 12-08-2007, 07:24 AM   #12
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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.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 01:24 PM   #13
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It's available xvidcap in the Packman repo, I think.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 12:30 PM   #14
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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.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 07:49 PM   #15
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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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