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
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.
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 —-!!