Screen video capture on Ubuntu 11.10 - how?

Trying to record a video while I am working in Blender and whatever comes with this stupid Ubuntu 11.10 sucks :frowning: I have never had issues with capturing videos on 10.04 and 10.10, but the latest Ubuntu is horrible.

Any hints on what can I use to record high quality videos of the desktop ? (720p / 1080p)

Thank you.

I use ffmpeg with this

ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r 30 -s 1600x848 -i :0.0+0,27 -acodec pcm_s16le -vol 400 -vcodec libx264 -vpre lossless_ultrafast -threads 0 output.mkv

-s 1600x848 is for the resolution of my screen so you should read the manual for ffmpeg; you will find the right options for you… it’s really flexible
-threads 0 can be set to the number of threads you want to use for record video (usually 2)… in that way the CPU is not overloaded

If you only want to record the Blender window, you might find the internal recorder helpful:


There is a JAVA screen recorder that works with any OS
The only disadvangate is that free version displays this link but:
It supports audio, webcam and custom screen resolutions.

Thanks guys.

RecordMyDesktop sucks cos I can’t record into anything but OGV. I tried ffmpeg and it seems like the best option out there. Kinda surprised Canonical couldn’t supply a good tool for screencasting in Ubuntu.

I think you should tryscreen recording suite. It will help you to record your screen for various size(according to your need). It also allows you to convert your files to different formats. The image quality is in good condition