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I used a program to capture my screen (called Kazam for linux). My computer crashed and I lost my screen capture which I cannot recreate.

I found two files that seem to hold my video, a .mux and .movie file. I tried using gstreamer or ffmpeg to convert the file bug this wouldn't work. From the Kazam source I saw that gstreamer is used to capture the video.

When I run tcprobe -i on the file name I get the following output:

[tcprobe] Digital Video (NTSC)
[tcprobe] summary for, (*) = not default, 0 = not detected
import frame size: -g 720x480 [720x576] (*)
     aspect ratio: 4:3 (*)
       frame rate: -f 29.970 [25.000] frc=4 (*)

Does anybody know how I can convert (using Linux) the mux file to a playable mp4 file?


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Don't have an answer myself, but you might find that posting the mediainfo of the file is more useful for assistance as it usually contains more details. FWIW there seems to be a related bug on launchpad which might be answered in the future – James May 29 '13 at 20:32
Thanks for your tip, I got no information from media info. Just the file size. I already know of the launchpad question, I've contacted the original author but no luke so far. When Kazam finished a capturing gstream does "something" and the file is moved... If I only knew the gstream command (try searching in source, but I'm no python expert) – DanFritz May 29 '13 at 21:45

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