[SATLUG] screen recording tool

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Wed Jul 17 15:54:37 CDT 2013

Thanks Don, tried wink, but it crashes on my install - looks like the
wrong glibc ver...  I'll try it on another computer. Thanks for the tip
though, will try some of the others on your list.


On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 03:40:02PM -0500, Don Davis wrote:
> I was not (very) lucky with the top GNU/Linux candidates that people
> most frequently mention e.g. recordmydesktop, Istanbul, etc. They
> provided basic functionality but flaked out a bit.
> As far as making instructional videos with a screen capture tool in
> Linux - I had the most luck with 'Wink' - it's free but not open source.
> It makes editing and adding extras (e.g. arrows, stickies, etc.) quite easy.
> http://www.debugmode.com/
> Most screen capture recommendations I saw with a quick Google search
> were pretty basic. This one had Wink and some I hadn't seen before - so
> it might be worthwhile:
> http://ostatic.com/blog/six-top-screen-capture-tools-for-linux
> On 07/17/2013 03:30 PM, Borries Demeler wrote:
> > Does anybody have any experience with using screen recording tools in
> > Linux that can produce videos that can be uploaded to youtube or some
> > other website in a generic video format? I want to create a series of
> > instructional videos for our software. I have done this in the past by
> > recording a statically sized VNC window big enough to capture the whole
> > screen (and rather large/complex GUI elements) and converting the captured
> > vnc session into a flash movie.
> > 
> > The problem with this approach is that some screens and apps are so large
> > that I need to make a very big vnc window (and hence a large sized video
> > format) in order to capture the entire application. On youtube I have
> > seen recordings where preset (smaller) sized screen segments follow the
> > mouse, so that preset sized screen segment is not too large for small
> > screens, but still everything is shown at high resolution, even if the
> > entire screen can not be seen. I also need the ability to record sound
> > and multiplex that with my screen video recording, it would be best if
> > the recording can do this simultaneously.
> > 
> > If you can offer a recommendation based on prior experience for something
> > that is stable and has the needed features that would be great!  An open
> > source solution I can compile without an endless list of dependencies 
> > under a recent version of Slackware would be preferred.
> > 
> > Thanks for any tips!
> > 
> > -borries
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