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Creates broken OGG files

Comment by baitisj
about recordMyDesktop and SimpleScreenRecorder Jul 2015

Unfortunately, this utility seems to create broken OGG video files with incorrect keyframes on my system. A simple fix is to use mencoder to convert and re-index the file:

mencoder -idx desktop_recording.ogv -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -o fixed.avi

I've heard that simplescreenrecorder is a good alternative, but no binaries are readily available on my platform (yet).

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Suitable for the job

Positive Comment by Sabun
about recordMyDesktop Sep 2012

A good app.

It is truly capable of recording a section of the screen, fullscreen or follow the mouse. However, recording games is tricky. The only way you're going to get synchronized sound with video is by using another application for sound. Like outRec or Audacity (For mic).

Alas, the biggest let down of this app is it's inability to record games in fullscreen OR have synchronized video+audio. Its great just for video, not so much audio. Heard that FFmpeg is great, problem is that it's completely CLI oriented plus scarce tutorials/guides makes it hard to learn.

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I haven't used gtkRecordMyDesktop much, but the few times I ...

Comment by mlms13
about recordMyDesktop Jun 2011

I haven't used gtkRecordMyDesktop much, but the few times I have, it has done a great job. I'm wondering, though, is there any way to show mouse clicks while recording the desktop? I don't have it in front of me right now to look at the options.

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Since I am on Ubuntu this is the only screen recorder I kno ...

Comment by Aaron
about recordMyDesktop Jun 2011

Since I am on Ubuntu this is the only screen recorder I know of, but it does a wonderful job. You have to play with the settings though to get it to a quality that you like, but after that it does great.

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