Name: [014] Matt Harrison
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Screencasting On a Linux Machine [ID:010]

a series of video-tutorials by Matt Harrison

Although it is harder to screencast from a Linux box, things are improving. We show how the open-sourced, catchily titled vnc2swf can be used to capture Linux demonstrations to flash format.

Video Tutorials

1. Using on Linux

Matt Harrison shows how to start and record from a VNC server using vncviewer is invoked to view the session and inside this session IPython is used to list some Python code. Finally is finished and an output file is written.Note:No audio, video only. This might benefit from an audio dub and a touch of editing at the start, if somebody is interested?This screencast has be [...]

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Learning Paths

This series lies on the following learning-paths. Learning-paths are a new initiative at Showmedo, to start structuring our content better. You can find out more here.



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