[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.

-b.


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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