Ubuntu Multimedia :: Using Gtk-recordMyDesktop And Xvidcap For Recording Videos
Jun 3, 2010
I am going to cover these four problems in this thread.
1.)Using gtk-recordMyDesktop and xvidcap for recording videos
2.)Saving files in ogv format
3.)Converting ogv to avi or wmv or ?
4.)Uploading ogv video to .....
First, I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and have installed gtk-recordMyDesktop and it works great. Save a nice clear video with good sound. I can play it right from my system and also from my server but I can not upload it to ...... Maybe I should say I can't upload a good video to ...... It uploads OK but it is un-viewable. Just to make sure it wasn't a Ubuntu problem I tried uploading it from Windows 7. Same thing. The next thing I tried was to convert it to another file format and even before I uploaded it, it was un-viewable. (looked the same as when it was uploaded to .....). I tried the conversion in a Windows program called AVS and I also tried doing it with VLC in Ubuntu. VLC just give me a blank file after converting. I don't think the problem is with ..... but with the file itself. To be honest with you I believe the video is high quality but I don't see how I can put them on ...... Has anyone converted ogv files to another format which looks good and can be uploaded to .....? Has anyone uploaded a ogv file to ..... and have it look good? Does anyone know anything I can try to get a good viewable file up to ...... I tried recording a video with xvidcap and get a good video and it looks good on ..... but I can't get the sound to work with it. All I get is clicking in the video. File is in mpeg format.
Here is a youtub video to show you the un-viewable video.[URL]..
I just did a clean install of opensuse 11.3. Pretty much everything is working greatHowever, I tried to record a video of a ..... stream and the sound didn't record while using xvidcap. I'm using all default settings
I've been trying to make screencast, but I also want it to capture the sound coming from the computer; In other words, I do not mean the microphone. I tried changing the sound device from DEFAULT to pulse with no avail
Would anyone know why this program is no longer working? It starts up fine but as soon as I press record it freezes and I have to terminate the program. I've tried using some different settings but its always with the same result.Does anyone know what might have changed from 11.3 to 11.4 to cause these issues?p.s. Im using the xvidcap package from the packman repository
So i just upgraded to ubuntu 9.10 and unlike ubuntu 9.04 its able to connect to my wireless N router. BUT if im making tutorials for ubuntu ill need a desktop recorder. unfortunately on the ubuntu software centre it wont let me install RecordMyDesktop.
I've been playing around with my settings for ages now but I cant get GTK-recordmydesktop to record anything other than my mic. Ideally I need the mic and the computer sounds to be recorded, any ideas how this can be done? I've googled around but nothing really helpful comes up. Also, if you need my hardware info, just tell me the command and i'll post the results.
Does Recordmydesktop have a file size limit? I'm considering using the Zero compression setting to keep CPU usage down, but I don't want to run up against a 2GB or 4GB file size limit. While I know some filesystems impose this limit, most screen recorders I've used have a 2GB or 4GB limit when recording, regardless of the filesystem.Is this an issue with Recordmydesktop
I've just downloaded gtk-recordmydesktop and when I press record a split second later this message comes up: Recording is finished recordmydesktop has exited with status: 768 Description: Could not open/configure sound card. if I need to download anything extra from the repos or something I have to do in system settings.
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 as a guest on virtual box installed on windows 7. I have installed gtk-recordmydesktop(rmd) using synaptic package manager. rmd do not recognize any window when I use the 'extra' visual effects i.e. compiz effects.
I like to make tutorials on several different things, and since I'm a ubuntu user now, I found Record my Desktop. The thing is, When I stop the video, the encoder takes FOREVER! I left it there for over 5 minutes and it's still at 0%.
I am currently trying to start doing some screen casting and having a problem with audio recording in gtk-recordmydesktop. The problem is that I need to record both; my computers audio card output, and my mic input at the same time. As of now I am able to record one or the other.
I'm using recordmydesktop for screencasts and currently use pavucontrol to select the monitor as the input source, as shown in many guides across the Internet, but I can't find anything on how to do it from the command line. How can I select a monitor as the audio input source for recordmydesktop from the command line?
i can't record with my mic anymore. I went to do so in audacity and i only get the noise it hears through the headphones. I am recording a second vocal track. The first track is the music. I looked at the alsamixer and the mic was originally muted and i unmuted. Should line be muted when i am using the mic? I also tried to record with the mic in sound recorder but got nothing there either.
I use Kaffeine to record live TV to disk for later playback. I've been putting up with Kaffeine's little foibles for the last little while, but tonight (for the second night in a row) I accidentally closed it and consequently it didn't record anything.
Is there any software I can use to construct a recording schedule which will then not be dependent on me remembering to leave a particular app running? I don't really need this in MPEG4 or anything. The PC stays on 24x7 - I just need it to launch a recording at the correct time.
I've avoided MythTV in all it's incarnations because I want the computer to still function as a normal PC most of the time, and from my admittedly brief trial of MythTV it took over the PC and wouldn't let me open a web browser or a mail client.
I can watch the show.mpg file while its recoding using VLC, Xine, Mplayer... pretty much any video player.
This is nice because i can pause, rewind, and fast-forward live TV, just like all the commercial DVRs out there.
The problem with this method is returning to "Live TV" mode. When using a commercial DVR, when you are fast-forwarding and reach "Live TV", the player stops fast-forwarding and begins playing the live TV in real-time. When doing the same thing with Xine or VLC, the player simply stops when you reach the EOF.
Is there a player that mimics this? When it get close to the EOF, it switches from Fast-Forward to play?
I used to have MythTV, but it way too bloated for what I want to do.
No progress viewing input yet in Linux. I installed MythTV, VLC, and no luck yet with vids or sound.I had video input with Windows Movie Maker, and Media Player Classic (3rd party), but no sound in either.
I have the sound card creative X-Fi titanium, normally in windows 7 i used to record from an external pre-amplified microphone and just pass the sound trough line-in.. How can i do the same In ubuntu? By the way i tyred to install the creative drivers [URL] but I couldn't make it
I have a Sony VAIO VGN-FW200 laptop and I wanted to use Audacity or some other application to record sound. However, since there is no sound card, the only option is to use the microphone to record. Is there any way to get a free virtual sound card, or record without using one (and without using the microphone
When i want to record sound it record but the voice is very low.which means i need to turn up for full wolume on both headset and pc when i want to hear it, and it still is very low sound..I've tried.Re-installing audacity changing microphone plug microphones directly to pc instead of through headset.both the 'pink' and blue jacktick port (also with above options)
I am seemingly having a problem with the command "vlc://quit". I have an .sh file which accesses a streaming url. If I leave "vlc://quit" in the .sh file it executes immediately - i.e. supposedly goes through all the preceding commands but closes down (quits) before anything happens. If I take it out everything is fine ( vlc opens, finds, plays/records & stops). But, of course, I'm left with vlc still open.
Installed Skype latest version on a Mythbuntu 9.10 pretty vanilla install. Tried testing the microphone with it, after getting into AlsaMixer and enabling the mic and such, I got it playing back something but it is like stretched out, so playback goes really slow and deep. what can I do that is more basic for testing the mic to remove Skype from the equation. Mythbuntu is really pared back, so I will likely have to install, I like to keep it to the minimum. What is the easiest way most people test a mic? Second, just in general, what could cause this to act this way. I don't see anything in the mixer that makes me think it is causing it
On Ubuntu lucid 10.04 Beta , I can see on Sound Preferences -->Input Tab , No input level sliding moving where input volume is 100% and device for sound input is Internal Audio Analog stereo. That's why I am unable to record on Sound Recorder. But the sound works where I can listen to music or video but not sound recording.
I have a question about audio recording. I've always wanted to set up a sort of personal studio. Not anything too professional, but I want to be able to make quality recordings without too many problems. All I'll probably end up using is a midi keyboard electric guitar and bass. But what I was wondering was, is it a better idea to get a Mac for something like that, or will Ubuntu support that just fine? I know there's great software available, and I've got used to using Jack. But I've read problems about real-time kernel support and xruns with Jack and Ardour, and I'm just wondering if that's something that will make using Ubuntu for this complicated.