The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.3.8.1, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task. As such, the program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the basic tasks of capturing and encoding and an interface that exposes the program functionality in a usable way. The commandline tool (which essentially is recordMyDesktop), is written in C, while there are two frontends, written in python with pyGtk (gtk-recordMyDesktop) and pyQt4 (qt-recordMyDesktop).
recordMyDesktop produces files using only open formats.
These are theora for video and vorbis for audio, using the ogg container.