Posted by: isaraffee | August 10, 2009

Installing recordmydesktop Package

Installing recordmydesktop Package

Let’s install recordmydesktop.

root:# slapt-get –install recordmydesktop

Reading Package Lists… Done

The following NEW packages will be installed:


0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Need to get 49kB of archives.

After unpacking 140kB of additional disk space will be used.

Get recordmydesktop 0.3.7-i586-1vl58 [49kB]…Done

Preparing to install recordmydesktop-0.3.7-i586-1vl58


| 1/1 | Installing recordmydesktop-0.3.7-i586-1vl58.tlz |



| recordmydesktop (Desktop session recorder) |

| |

| Simple command line tool that performs the basic tasks of capturing |

| and encoding desktop session. It produces files using only open |

| formats like Theora for video and Vorbis for audio, using the Ogg |

| container. |

| |

| License: GPL 2.0 |

| Author: John Varouhakis<> |

| Website: |



Running recordmydesktop

root:# recordmydesktop

Initial recording window is set to:

X:0 Y:0 Width:800 Height:600

Adjusted recording window is set to:

X:0 Y:4 Width:800 Height:592

Your window manager appears to be Xfwm4


Buffer size adjusted to 4096 from 4096 frames.

Opened PCM device hw:0,0

Recording on device hw:0,0 is set to:

1 channels at 22050Hz



Cached 13 MB, from 543 MB that were received.

Average cache compression ratio: 2 %


Saved 301 frames in a total of 299 requests

Shutting down…..


Encoding started!

This may take several minutes.

Pressing Ctrl-C will cancel the procedure (resuming will not be possible, but

any portion of the video, which is already encoded won’t be deleted).

Please wait…


Encoding finished!

Wait a moment please…


Written 2236514 bytes

(2041279 of which were video data and 195235 audio data)

Cleanning up cache…



Playing Recorded Desktop Video

The output file is a out.ogv file and can be found on the directory that you executed the recordmydesktop, e.g if you run in the /tmp directory the output video will be in the /tmp directory.

Use mplayer to play the video file.


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