How to create a screencast in Fedora or Ubuntu – Record My Desktop

Record My Desktop
Record My Desktop

Screencasts  of your desktop are very useful in demonstrating programs and for video tutorials. “recordMyDesktop” is a very easy to use tool for creating screencast under linux. By using recordMyDesktop you can record a widow or the whole desktop with a single click. You can save the video as ogv.

How to Install recordMyDesktop

You can install this great tool in ubuntu using

sudo apt-get install recordmydesktop gtk-recordmydesktop

this command

In fedora you replace the apt-get by the yum tool so the command looks like

yum install recordmydesktop gtk-recordmydesktop

After downloading deb or rpm the pacakge install without any problem

How to record a screencast in GNU/Linux

Start the programme from applications->sound & video ->gtk-recordmydesktop.

select the window to record.

Strart record.

After completion of recording press stop button in the system tray.

Then a processing window coming after the processing a file out.ogv is saved in the /tmp folder. Or you can save the file to your location.

On Advanced settings you can configure lot of things . Record Mouse cursor, Record Sound, Resolution,Encoding, the default saving location etc…

This is a great tool for creating Screen Casts in linux.

Happy ScreenCasting —-!!

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  2. Specially for people having problems to record audio or sound with a GNOME based GNU/Linux distro, for example Ubuntu:

    gtk-recordMyDesktop (records video + audio) and gnome-sound-recorder (records audio) can record both the system and the microphone sound. To choose the sound to be recorded open gnome-volume-control (from ALT+F2 for example), click on Hardware, then on Profile and there choose the corresponding option, depending on what will be recorded ..:

    + sound of the system: a) Analog Stereo Output; or b) Digital Stereo Duplex (IEC958)
    + sound from the microphone: a) Analog Stereo Duplex; or b) Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output + Analog Stereo Input

    In gnome-volume-control, it may be necessary to choose “Off”, close it, open it again, choose the desired option and close it again.

    Some of the other options may work sometimes, but they may record sometimes the system sound and sometimes the mic sound. And other options may record audio but could not permit to listen to the recorded sound. So it’s better not to use those options.

    NB: system sound is the sound of what one can hear from the speaker. It can be a .ogg or .mp3, … song played by Totem, or a Flash music video of a web site, …

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