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I want to make a demo of a 3d app I'm writing, but I don't know of any good screencasting software like it that runs on Linux. Anyone know of good alternatives?

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glc is awesome. The only issue is that there isn't a Linux Mint package for it, which probably also means there's no Ubuntu package. At least there are installation instructions. (If anyone from Ubuntu/Mint are reading this, please make a glc package!)

I tried for a while to find a Linux Mint package which was able to record Minecraft videos, and this was the only one which worked and didn't crash every three seconds.

Settings, capture and encoding examples.

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One easy way to do it is using VLC:

I haven't used a lot of screen capture software, but has also been pretty useful.

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ffmpeg can do screencasts. I found this recipe

ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1440x900 -r 10 -i :0.0 -s 1440x900 -r 10 -sameq

somewhere on Internet months ago and wrote it down, but I never used it since I didn't need yet to record a screencast.

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Have you tried gtk-recordMyDesktop? It's awesome!

sudo apt-get install gtk-recordMyDesktop
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recordMyDesktop is also available as a command-line tool and with a Qt interface, fyi. – mikebabcock Feb 14 '12 at 17:54

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