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Creates broken OGG files

Comment by baitisj
about recordMyDesktop and SimpleScreenRecorder · Jul 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by mlms13
about recordMyDesktop · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by Aaron
about recordMyDesktop · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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