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copy-to-journal out.ogv -m video/ogg
copy-to-journal out.ogv -m video/ogg
The [http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/manpage.php manual] is helpful reading

Revision as of 03:12, 1 June 2009


Screencast is a video screen capture utility. It is based on Recordmydesktop by John Varouhakis. It captures the screen to a video file which is in Ogg-Theora-Vorbis file format.

Where to get it

It can be downloaded from http://dev.laptop.org/~cjb/screencast/Screencast-1.xo


It is thought to be buggy but the following patch has allowed video to be saved to the Journal. Open Terminal and change to directory /home/olpc/Activities/Screencast.activity and replace the file pippy_app.py with this file (renamed to pippy_app.py)

(it would be a good idea to backup the existing file first, eg mv pippy_app.py pippy_app.bak)


The Screencast application

The Journal listing three saved videos

Running from the command line

Open Terminal and change to directory /home/olpc/Activities/Screencast.activity


press ctrl c to terminate recording, then wait for processing to complete

copy-to-journal out.ogv -m video/ogg

The manual is helpful reading