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How to record screen activity in Linux(UBUNTU)

Posted on 2010-09-21
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I want a free software to record the screen activity in linux.

Adding this to C/C++ zone because some more experts in linux are here like JKR, Infinity and evilrix....:). Hope they can take me in right direction...
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by:phoffric
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Here's a youtube video.."I spent hours writing a guide on how to record a screencast, or record what is on the desktop, and convert it. I then found out that this was is much simpler and faster and doesn't even involve opening the commandline."In order to do this you need VLC and gtk-recordmydesktop. They are available in most distributions repositories. If you want to do this in Windows you will have to use a screen recording program, but the VLC step is the same. I have had great success when using this, and hopefully you will too. As you can see I, I am running PCLinuxOS, but you can most likely accomplish the same thing in Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions. No worries. I also noticed that the video won't upload to metacafe in Linux. I found the best way to sidestep this is to install Firefox with WINE and upload it from there."If you are using Ubuntu you have to add the medibuntu repository. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu and install the ffmpeg packages. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1194550/how_to_easily_record_the_screen_with_linux_and_convert_video/
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I followed above  link and succeed but needs something more to do that is not written there. Hope this may help others,So adding the little more info...

1. Follow the steps mentioned in this link.
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/desktop-recording-made-easy-with-byzanz.html

 a) Install 'byzanz' through Synaptic.
 b) See where it's installing....(mostly in /usr/lib)
 c) Run the byzanz applate (this is missing in the document)
 d) Now right click on the upper pane and select 'Add to pane'
  e) Select 'Desktop Recorder'
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It's complete...
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