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== Status ==
 
== 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 [http://www.box.net/shared/t38mhmee8j this file] (renamed to Pippy_app.py)  
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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 [http://www.box.net/shared/t38mhmee8j 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)
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(it would be a good idea to backup the existing file first, eg mv pippy_app.py pippy_app.bak)
  
 
[[Image:Screencast.png|200px|thumb|center]]
 
[[Image:Screencast.png|200px|thumb|center]]

Revision as of 02:16, 1 June 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