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The [http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/manpage.php manual] is helpful reading
 
The [http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/manpage.php manual] is helpful reading
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==questions==
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Any chance that we can get a screencast of this arcane process? I feel like there a lot of steps taken for granted here.

Revision as of 11:15, 4 August 2009

Background

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

Status

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)

Screencast.png

The Screencast application

Journ-shot.png
The Journal listing three saved videos

Running from the command line

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

./recordmydesktop

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

questions

Any chance that we can get a screencast of this arcane process? I feel like there a lot of steps taken for granted here.