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
- Does the .xo mean that it will only work on OLPC machines? Anyone tested this on a standard Intel CPU? SoaS?
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)
(help on replacing the file Activity_Team/Modifing_an_Activity#Editing)
The Screencast application
Running from the command line
Just download as above, you dont need to patch it. Open Terminal and change to directory /home/olpc/Activities/Screencast.activity and start the recordmydesktop program from the command line.
cd Activities/Screencast.activity ./recordmydesktop
press ctrl c to terminate recording, wait for processing to complete and then copy the video to the journal
copy-to-journal out.ogv -m video/ogg
The video is now saved in the journal and can be played by clicking on it.
The manual is helpful reading.
Any chance that we can get a screencast of this arcane process? I feel like there a lot of steps taken for granted here.