FDesktopRecorder

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NOTE: As of today (19. August 2013) Artur Lacki (Lacky) have taken over development and mangement of this project. He has decided to use Bitbucket instead of Github. So for more information and latest sourcecode please visit: https://bitbucket.org/Lacky/fdesktoprecorder/

FDesktopRecorder is a program that can video record a single window or your entire desktop using FFmpeg.

This can be handy for:
* "How-to's"
* Product demoes
* in-game videoes
* Educational videoes
* Recording Interactive whiteboards like "SMART Boards"
* etc.

Basic features:
* Video record a single window
* Video record your entire desktop
* Video record a region of your desktop

Based on a script by Peter Lyberth from the danish GNU/Linux show "Kanal Tux" http://www.kanaltux.dk

Please note: This is a early version of the program :-)

Requires:
https://github.com/froksen/FDesktopRecorder#requires-to-run

"Nice-to-know-stuff":
* Configurationfile: ~/.config/fdesktoprecorder/fdesktoprecorder.conf
* If you experience weird failues try removing the configurationfile and relaunch the program.

Translations
https://github.com/froksen/FDesktopRecorder/#translations

Want to help with translation? Goto Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/FDesktopRecorder/

Mailing list
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/fdesktoprecorder

froksen

8 years ago

Sent you a private message :-)

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froksen

8 years ago

roentgen's issue was solved by installing "xwininfo".
I have updated the dependencies for the program, see github for more info: https://github.com/froksen/FDesktopRecorder#requires-to-run

Thanks to "roentgen" for letting me know of this issue :-)

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tetris4

8 years ago

==> Retrieving Sources...
-> Found froksen-FDesktopRecorder-1f43c6.tar.gz
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
froksen-FDesktopRecorder-1f43c6.tar.gz ... Passed
==> Extracting Sources...
-> Extracting froksen-FDesktopRecorder-1f43c6.tar.gz with bsdtar
==> Removing existing pkg/ directory...
==> Starting build()...
-- The C compiler identification is GNU 4.7.0
-- The CXX compiler identification is GNU 4.7.0
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc -- works
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info
-- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done
CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:30 (QT4_WRAP_UI):
Unknown CMake command "QT4_WRAP_UI".


CMake Warning (dev) in CMakeLists.txt:
No cmake_minimum_required command is present. A line of code such as

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

should be added at the top of the file. The version specified may be lower
if you wish to support older CMake versions for this project. For more
information run "cmake --help-policy CMP0000".
This warning is for project developers. Use -Wno-dev to suppress it.

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!

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froksen

8 years ago

Hi tetris4

My mistake that I didn't make this change more clear. Please see updated build info on github: https://github.com/froksen/FDesktopRecorder#how-to-buildcompile-via-cmake-fromin-version-20121012

Hope it helps, otherwise you just write again :-)

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tetris4

8 years ago

Thnx for that! Just updated succesfully the Chakra package. =)

Btw, could you please consider fixing a bit the source folders, so they don't change on each release (according to the commit). This would help packagers automate builds.

Thnx again for this application!

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froksen

8 years ago

Good to hear and thank you for packaging my small project :-)

Hmm, sure I keep that in mind for future releases..

Again thanks..

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mx01

8 years ago

Hi froksen,

thanks for the good work.

I've created a 100% german translation (the old one was only 10% and even that was quite inaccurate).

Link follows by PM.

Best regards
mx01

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tadeufilippini

8 years ago

it seems to be cool ..but what about kubuntu ?
what shall we do ?

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froksen

8 years ago

Hi tadeufilippini

Currently no one is building packages for Kubuntu or any *.deb based distros. So currently the only way to get the program is to compile it from the sourcecode.
(I only use openSUSE/Fedora myself (rpm based))

But you are more than welcome to let me know if you find any *.deb repos or make one yourself :-)

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shang

8 years ago

Well, I have to experiment with that, but it recorded in OGV... though is not a good result... However like u say... I can convert it to ogv :)...

I insist... This is the best screen recorder that I know and I thank you a lot :).

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shang

8 years ago

Froksen... A question... Is there any way to put the default format in OGG(OGV)? Well by default I can choose only AVI and MKV (MKV is great, but I use my videotutorials in OGV to put'em in HTML5 VIDEO tag)... :)

Thanks :)

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froksen

8 years ago

Hi shang

Well, my program does not currently support ogv, although ffmpeg does.

I have been testing if there was a workarround, so you could do it directly - so far unsuccesfully, but maybe it works on your computer?

Four steps (Hard way):
- Open the fdesktoprecorder configuration file at ~/.config/fdesktoprecorder/fdesktoprecorder.conf
- Set videocodec from libx264 to libtheora
- Set defaultformat from avi to ogv
- Restart the program and try to record something
(If anything does wrong or you want to restore the settings, either use the "Reset" button in the settingsdialog or just remove the file fdesktoprecorder.conf and relanch the program)

Alternatively and the easy way you can do your recordings as *.avi or *.mkv and then convert them to ogv later in shell using:
ffmpeg -i input.avi output.ogv
or
ffmpeg -i input.avi -vcodec libtheora output.ogv

Hope it helps :-)

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shang

8 years ago

I didn't know this app... I found it today and it works sooo good... Just need a pause button... :)

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froksen

8 years ago

Thanks alot for the fine comment :-)

FFmpeg does not currently support pausing when recording (AFAIK).
The only way is somehow to make a number of recordings and then merge them together after worth - I will maybe try to implement this in the future who knows :-)

Again thanks for the nice comment :-)

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shang

8 years ago

I didn't know it about FFMPEG... However your app is the best recorder that I'm used on linux (And believe me... I have tried a lot... Including Record It Now. that was mentioned by someone in the comments before.). Anyways... I always can edit the videos in another app... So keep the good work... :)

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reiniger

8 years ago

Русский обзор:
http://zenway.ru/page/fdesktoprecorder

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froksen

8 years ago

Hi reiniger

Seems to be a rather old version that is beeing reviewed - although I can also see that this review is from February 4, 2012 so that might be why :-)

Much has happend since then but the basics is pretty much the same so - Thanks for the review/link :-)

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symbianflo

8 years ago

deal done m8
available on mrb and on ABF also
https://abf.rosalinux.ru/build_lists?filter%5Bproject_name%5D=fdesktoprecorder&filter%5Bstatus%5D=6000

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symbianflo

8 years ago

Wrote: /home/symbianflo/rpmbuild/SRPMS/FDesktopRecorder-20120510-69.1.src.rpm
Wrote: /home/symbianflo/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/FDesktopRecorder-20120510-69.1-mrb2011.0.x86_64.rpm


mdv/rosa 2011.0 done
follow 2012.0LTS
Let me know if you manage to fix it for rhel& clones.

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bitcrazy

8 years ago

Hello,

this looks more like a QT app just using libphonon. What are the advantages over RecordItNow?

m0nk

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froksen

8 years ago

Hi..

KDE4 is mostly used for the notifications and for phonon, so yeah most of it is Qt.

Didn´t know of "RecordItNow" when I startet my project - there are a number of "ffmpeg recorders" arround, but it surely looks like a very useful and mature project :-)

I don´t know if there are any major advantages/disadvantages over "RecordItNow". But hey, diversity can be a good thing :-)

Use what best can furfill your needs and I hope that my project do so in some aspect :-)

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symbianflo

8 years ago

+1 :D

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symbianflo

8 years ago

rpms for centos and mandriva/rosa updated

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symbianflo

8 years ago

Generating signature: 1005
Wrote: /home/symbianflo/rpmbuild/SRPMS/FDesktopRecorder-20120322-69.2stella.src.rpm
Generating signature: 1005
Wrote: /home/symbianflo/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/FDesktopRecorder-20120322-69.2stella.x86_64.rpm

Thx m8 you're doing great cmake works nice...

PS:
my %prep on the spec:
%prep
%setup -q -n %{name}-%{version}
rm -rf 'RPM (buildservice)'
rm -rf 'Desktop'
rm -rf source/FDesktopRecorder.pro
chmod 755 source

:D

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symbianflo

8 years ago

Rpms for mandriva updated , for centos I got few issues with kde4 headers path , starting with this git

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