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Arch Linux: Desktop Recording

Posted on January 1, 2015

The RecordMyDesktop is a screencasting software that can be used to record the desktop activity...

Installation

In Arch Linux, the installation is pretty straightforward:

$ pacman -S recordmydesktop

recordMyDesktop is a CLI tool but there are two GUI interfaces available:

$ pacman -S community/gtk-recordmydesktop
$ pacman -S community/qt-recordmydesktop

Usage

The following script can be used:

#!/bin/bash
x=138
y=335
WIDTH=584
HEIGHT=416
WORKDIR=/path/to/directory
OUTPUTFILE=/path/to/directory/file.ogv
AUDIODEVICE=pulse

recordmydesktop -x $x -y $y \
 --width $WIDTH \
 --height $HEIGHT \
 --workdir $WORKDIR \
 -o $OUTPUTFILE \
 --on-the-fly-encoding \
 --no-wm-check \
 --device $AUDIODEVICE \
 --channels 2 \
 --freq 44100

For more information, the Arch Wiki is my friend.

Tags: #Arch Linux #recordmydesktop #desktop

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