I heart recordMyDesktop

So, I wanted to get some feedback before I presented my sessions at the upcoming MySQL Conference (be there, it’ll be cool). I thought… hrrm.. distributed company… I can’t just ask a couple of people to listen to me in the conference room as we don’t really have one (apart from IRC).

So… I thought.. hrrm… didn’t i see something about screencasting on the program for linux.con f.au ? Well, the answer was yes – Screencasting HOWTO. Started watching – I then proceeded to try the list of screencasting software.

Istanbul didn’t work – I got images and audio, but only when there was a change to what was being displayed… so a static slide with me talking, didn’t work. Same with a similar python script.

I then grabbed recordMyDesktop and it worked. ./configure; make; ./src/recordMyDesktop  …. and ctrl-c when done.. encodes to Ogg Theora and *WORKS*


I then got to convince some coworkers to spend time listening to me speak about stuff they may already know to test it before the conf.

1 thought on “I heart recordMyDesktop

  1. I also tried recordmydesktop after seeing your conf-betas. Very cool.

    Also lets you select sound device for input, as the old laptop mic always has a hummz to it, the Bluetooth headset worked a treat.

    Only if I had a reason to use recordmydesktop :)

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