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recordMyDesktop

recordMyDesktop

recordMyDesktop is a program that captures audio-video data of a desktop session, producing an ogg-encapsulated theora-vorbis file.

recordMyDesktop tries to be as unobstrusive as possible by processing only regions of the screen that have changed.

The program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the basic tasks of capturing and encoding and an interface that exposes the program functionality in a usable way. The frontend comes in two versions. One frontend is written with the gtk toolkit (named gtk-recordMyDesktop) and a more recent one with the Qt toolkit (qt-recordMyDesktop).

recordMyDesktop also offers the ability to record audio through ALSA, OSS or the JACK audio server.

 rMD 0.3.8.1

Price
Free to download

Size
0.2MB
License

GNU GPL

Developer
John Varouhakis

Website
recordmydesktop.sou..net

System Requirements
Gtk / Qt for frontend

Support Sites:
Documentation, FAQ, User Guide, Video Tutorial

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Features include:

  • On the fly encoding
  • Encode the audio-video data while recording
  • Disable compression
  • Quick subsampling
  • Configurable capture rate
  • Produces files in open formats: Theora and vorbis
  • Directly interface with the ALSA or OSS sound system, or the software can connect to the recording port via the Jack audio server
  • Configurable, global shortcuts 

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