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Old 04-14-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Best Linux app for video recording the Desktop?

I just wanna be able to record my Desktop-nothing fancy-don't need a full video editing suite.
Old 04-14-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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There's recordmydesktop and xvidcap.
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I second recordmydesktop
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If you want to be geeky, try ffmpeg. Here is the code

ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1024x768 -r 25 -b 1000 -g 300 -i :0.0 -qmin 2 -qmax 5 outout.mpg
-r is the frame rate, 25 to 29 is good enough

-s is the screen resolution to capture. In this example the entire desktop is captured. To get the screen size type xwininfo and then click on the desktop. In the output, the last line -geometry is where the screen resolution is.

If you wish to capture audio with the screen capture, type this
ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1024x768 -r 25 -b 1000 -g 300 -i :0.0 -qmin 2 -qmax 5 -f oss -i /dev/dsp output.mpg

Hope this helps.
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I use recordmydesktop. Running the command below lets you capture a single window just by clicking on it. It will also capture the entire screen if you click the root window (desktop).

recordmydesktop --channels 2 --fps 30 --windowid $(xwininfo | awk '/Window id:/ {print $4}')


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