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.


One easy way to do it is using VLC: http://www.wikihow.com/Screen-Capture-to-File-Using-VLC

I haven't used a lot of screen capture software, but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XVidCap has also been pretty useful.


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.


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

sudo apt-get install gtk-recordMyDesktop
  • recordMyDesktop is also available as a command-line tool and with a Qt interface, fyi. Feb 14, 2012 at 17:54

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