Sunday, June 24, 2007

Screen Capture - recordMyDesktop & Xvidcap

Recently I read this article on about screen capturing on Linux. recordMyDesktop produces files using only open formats; theora for video & vorbis for audio using the ogg container. Which is great, open source formats rock and we should all support them. To get recordMyDesktop, fire up a terminal and enter:

sudo apt-get install recordmydesktop gtk-recordmydesktop

Problem is if you want to upload your video to YouTube you can't use recordMyDekstop open source formats. This is my main problem with YouTube but if you can get a ton of people to see your video you gotta play with the devil.

This is why I choose to use Xvidcap it does the same thing that record my desktop does while offering a better menu layout and GUI. It uses the FFmpeg libavcodec and libavformat to encode video in MPEG 4 format.


You can download the deb here on
edited by pHreaksYcle