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video tutorial by Dai, added 09/07

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This movie will show you how to setup recordmydesktop for recoding screencapture movies of your desktop. You can use it to record any programme you have on your system to create tutorials or help desk etc. You get it from the above URL

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30. Barbour Chocolate Brown Anti-wrinkle Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:37

I'm having the total opposite problem of this, well kind of, how do you get the output of the speakers in the video. I only get the mic which I don't want I want the sound/music coming from the speakers. I've tried tweaking things in the "Advance" tab but either the mic takes control or I hear nothing. So does anyone know how to record the desktop and the mic together or just desktop sound alone?

e supervideo

28. anonymous Sun, 11 Oct 2009 23:18

great tutorials, i was wondering how to slow down the re-play of the recored screen shots, i mean when i record the 3D desktop effects in linuxMint, the play back is like 3 times the speed of the actual recording and not to mention, some of the cube or 3D effects become transparent or disappears?

Other then that great open source app!

Thanks, nice job.

26. anonymous Fri, 07 Aug 2009 07:54

sound quality was poor, could only hear when mic boost was on

25. anonymous Sat, 25 Jul 2009 09:47

I like the videos

24. anonymous Thu, 23 Jul 2009 12:19

if the sound is not sync'ed well with video, try to

change the "Device" under the "Sound" tab in the settings from "Default" to "plughw:0,0".

like in

23. anonymous Thu, 23 Jul 2009 07:37

Hi very useful for me, showed that I was not the one that was mad ! since found some issues with the onboard sound card and Ubuntu ... sigh !

Got hold of a USB Soundcard and it works a treat.


I am new to Linux but I am exited, thanks for the help.....

21. anonymous Mon, 15 Jun 2009 09:53


I used your ubuntu recordmydesktop video to do my first video with it. i got a slide problem: the sound is faster then the video.

Do you know how to solve that?



ps: I use ubuntu 9.04

20. anonymous Sun, 14 Jun 2009 14:14

Sweet... I have some problems with alsamixer tho..

Pulseaudio seems to be the new black now.

19. anonymous Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:08


Just what I was looking for!

thank you

18. anonymous Wed, 20 May 2009 15:55

A title for your video might have been "Configuring sound for Ubuntu Record My Desktop". I was surprised when the video didn't carry on with explaning RMyDtop.

17. anonymous Thu, 14 May 2009 14:18

Thanx !

16. anonymous Fri, 08 May 2009 08:35

Thanks Dai...very helpful. Trying to set up some training vids for work- CADD processes, etc... these pointer will help me get there.

15. anonymous Thu, 07 May 2009 19:45

The video was good, but it was not so focused on recordmydesktop itself.

Thanks for your efforts!

14. anonymous Fri, 01 May 2009 20:12


13. anonymous Sat, 11 Apr 2009 21:48

Nice video, keep up the good work!

Thanks Dai

Very helpful!

11. anonymous Fri, 03 Oct 2008 12:35

When you clicked on Volume Boost the volume became normal. Otherwise it was too low.

10. anonymous Sat, 12 Jul 2008 03:03

Review of ubunt recordmydesktop setup

You did a nice job but, it would help much more if you did a command line review

The volume was too low, and also I think that the video could go further in actually doing the replay. I might get encourage to do an alternative video with this.

8. anonymous Tue, 20 May 2008 22:09

I've managed to reduce the 'whistling/feedback'-sound when I enable the '20dB Gain'-option, by 'muting' the microphone on the 'Playback'-tab. I now record with my microphone (Record-tab) set to +-85%. All of this is done one your 'Volume settings'.

7. anonymous Tue, 04 Mar 2008 06:11

big file sizes thats how? I did a recording that was 27 minutes long using recordmydesktop (big file size) but we have a limit of 500MB for showmedo so it's ok.

this one here

6. anonymous Mon, 03 Mar 2008 23:04

the record file size is about 1.X M per min, so just wondering how do you guys manage to record with the long period?

I've just started to use recordmydesktop because of your video Dai - many thanks.

I have it installed on Ubuntu (took 5 minutes via Synaptic) including gtk-recordMyDesktop for the nice user-interface.

I haven't got audio working yet (I've never used a mic on my ubuntu box before) but video works fine.

Many thanks for the clear guide!


The apple icon is a part of Dai's theme. It's just supposed to look like OS X.

Nice video. I'm glad to hear that i'm not the only one with sound problems. Have to play around more with the sound settings like you showed. Is this an Apple Icon on topleft ? Do you run Ubuntu on a apple computer ?

2. anonymous Wed, 10 Oct 2007 23:51

Thanks! It would be useful to understand how these settings affect the file size of the resulting video. Is it about 1 meg per minute for this video?

good job although I don't really see the need for a screencast here. The settings could have easily been covered in screenshots or a text document.

Still useful though.

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