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Pyvnc2swf is a cross-platform screen recording tool.

The sofware captures screen motion through the VNC protocol and generates a Shockwave Flash (SWF) movie.

Pyvnc2swf suite comes with three separate Python programs:

1) - a program captures a VNC sessions and records it in either SWF or VNCLog format. This is a VNC client and communicates directly with a VNC server. A user need to start a VNC server in advance

2) - Movie editor (This is NOT a general SWF file editor. It only supports movies generated by vnc2swf

3) - Simple movie viewer

 pyvnc2swf 0.9.5

Free to download



Yusuke Shinyama


System Requirements
Python 2.4 or higher
Pygame 1.6 or higher
RealVNC, TightVNC or x11vnc
Tcl 8.5
Tk 8.5

PyMedia 1.3.5 or higher

Mailing List, SourceForge Project Page

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Features include:

  • Recording:
    • Capture VNC sessions and record to either SWF or VNCLog format
    • Encode movies to FLV, SWF5, SWF7 or MPEG formats
    • Record the whole screen
    • Record a specific area by pointing out its dimensions
    • Creates an SWF file and an HTML file with the SWF embedded and looping endlessly
    • Captures via VNC and will therefore capture any desktop that you can connect to via VNC. It can therefore capture a GNOME, KDE, Xfce etc desktop
    • Use it to screencast Compiz
  • Movie editor - for editing or reorganizing one or multiple movies generated by
    • Supports converting a .vnc file into .swf movie
    • Change the encoding method
    • Attach MP3 audio to a movie
    • Extract images from a movie
    • Resampling/scaling/clipping a movie image
  • Simple movie viewer for SWF or VNC files
  • Add seek bar to recording

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