Name: [3331] rfquerin-heathenx
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An Introduction to Screencasting in Linux [ID:533] (1/2)

in series: Screencasting in Linux

video tutorial by rfquerin-heathenx, added 02/08

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In this screencast I will demonstrate how to use recordmydesktop and the front end to it called gtk-recordmydesktop in Linux.

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27. hogan femminili 2015 Mon, 07 Jun 2010 01:56

Excellent screencast! I've learned what program to use and how to make a screencast in 5 minutes.

Very useful and easy to understand!

25. anonymous Sun, 13 Dec 2009 15:04

Very good! Straightforward and easy to understand.

24. anonymous Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:54

It was nice. It is not clear how you got the audio recording done, although, you keep saying that you are using microphone. Possibly I missed something at the beginning of the tutorial. In any case, it is very useful.

23. anonymous Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:03

Excellent. Very useful.

22. anonymous Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:20

Finally a video of this i couldn't find the stop button anywhere and now i can. Its so simple. Thanks.

Thanks, you make it look easy. Hope it works that way for me too. I guess RecordMyDesktop is preferred over Xvidcap? I may want to take the video recorded with Linux and move to Windows to edit it with Camtasia. Any recommendations?

20. anonymous Sun, 23 Aug 2009 08:14

I like recordmydesktop, but recordings get all too "yellowish", even this screencast is "yellowish", it's not because of the Ubuntu version guys, it's really yellowish forced by this screencast software...

I can't get to have the real fine colors as I see on my monitor screen... but as I only use linux and this is the only tool that works fine Im limited to it

19. anonymous Sat, 08 Aug 2009 13:27

Very good, thanks.

18. anonymous Sat, 08 Aug 2009 02:25

that was helpfull thank you!l

Very educative screencast video making in linux, i would very much love to see the next one dealing with converting the video from .ogg to another format.

Keep up the good work

16. anonymous Fri, 19 Jun 2009 05:32

very informative and useful video.

15. anonymous Thu, 18 Jun 2009 01:29

I'm a great fan of your Inkscape tuts, maybe it's time to contribute myself. So these recordmydesktop are very helpful to me..


14. anonymous Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:34

Very useful, thanks

13. anonymous Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:24


11. anonymous Mon, 25 May 2009 18:11

Thanks. I have been wondering how to make a screencast. Now I know!

10. anonymous Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:12

Thank you. Your tutorial provided exactly what I was looking for. Very helpful and concise.

Thank you! That was helpful

8. anonymous Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:02

Is it possible to capture HD 1920x1080?

We'd like to import the capture session in Final Cut on a Mac Pro and edit.

7. anonymous Tue, 09 Sep 2008 22:51

Thank you! Being able to see the program in actual use was so much more helpful than learning from the document instructions. I searched for a similar tutorial on Youtube and did not find anything as professionally prepared as this.

Keep up the good work.


6. anonymous Wed, 11 Jun 2008 14:47

This is great.

Was wondering if you have a similar "how to" for converting the ogg file to something more cross-platform, eg mpeg, flv etc

very nice - clear, comprehensive. About to embark upon my first linux screencasting adventures. This should get me through that initial nervous stage. Have been mightily impressed by the quality and size of my ogg try-outs. This needs to be part of a special 'screencasting resources' section. Is on its way.

thanks again,


p.s. i'm a KDE man and am really appreciating its windows' configurability now i'm starting to screencast.


"Is it possible to actually have all setting to 800x600 for both app and recordmydesktop. So that the app opens up at 800x600 and RMD records at 800x600."

The answer is yes. However, I am not quite sure how to start up an app in gnome at a specific size and location. I believe it can be done with "devilspie" but I haven't tried it.

Gnome is not my power user desktop. I typically screencast on openSUSE with KDE. In KDE I can start up any app, anywhere, on any desktop exactly how I want it just by right-clicking the title bar and setting it up for future start ups. Also, I have a pop up display of my window size and location when I resize any widow. That's quite useful.

I actually use another trick on occasion too. I have a desktop wallpaper with an 800x608 square drawn right in the middle of my screen. So when I record in "region" mode without a frame I can see where I am. Anything inside of my square I know will be recorded.

Nice Video. I learned something new when using recordmydesktop.

Just one question though on the last bit of bash where you record the game. Is it possible to actually have all setting to 800x600 for both app and recordmydesktop. So that the app opens up at 800x600 and RMD records at 800x600.

Excellent introduction to the various ways of using recordmydesktop - this is a great and very informative video.

Many thanks for adding this to ShowMeDo,


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