Name: [014] Matt Harrison
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video tutorial by Matt Harrison, added 03/07

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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 been used with the kind permission of Matt Harrison, it appeared in his blog entry Howto create a basic screencast with Linux.

During the video the following commands are used:

  • vncserver -geometry 640x480 : 4
  • vncviewer r52:4
  • python -n -o output.swf r52:4

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5. anonymous Mon, 03 Aug 2009 01:24


4. anonymous Mon, 03 Aug 2009 01:12

very very nice project

3. anonymous Thu, 17 Jul 2008 21:40


It is the first video that I have found that shows how to start a VNC server and then, the VNC viewer and the application . Clear and simple.

Thank you!


Packaged versions called are available <a href="">here</a>.

I have made a patch to pyvnc2swf that allows audio recording using <a href="">pymedia</a> and automatically merges it into the video stream. You'll see the thread with the patches <a href=";forum_id=44174">here</a>.

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