FDesktopRecorder
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Description:

NOTE: As of today (19. August 2013) Artur Lacki (Lacky) have taken over development and mangement of this project. He has decided to use Bitbucket instead of Github. So for more information and latest sourcecode please visit: https://bitbucket.org/Lacky/fdesktoprecorder/

FDesktopRecorder is a program that can video record a single window or your entire desktop using FFmpeg.

This can be handy for:
* "How-to's"
* Product demoes
* in-game videoes
* Educational videoes
* Recording Interactive whiteboards like "SMART Boards"
* etc.

Basic features:
* Video record a single window
* Video record your entire desktop
* Video record a region of your desktop

Based on a script by Peter Lyberth from the danish GNU/Linux show "Kanal Tux" http://www.kanaltux.dk

Please note: This is a early version of the program :-)

Requires:
https://github.com/froksen/FDesktopRecorder#requires-to-run

"Nice-to-know-stuff":
* Configurationfile: ~/.config/fdesktoprecorder/fdesktoprecorder.conf
* If you experience weird failues try removing the configurationfile and relaunch the program.

Translations
https://github.com/froksen/FDesktopRecorder/#translations

Want to help with translation? Goto Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/FDesktopRecorder/

Mailing list
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/fdesktoprecorder

moray33

3 years ago

The PPA for (K)Ubuntu is not updated...

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Alexandro234

4 years ago

Froksen, When launching the Fdesktop configure to show by defaut the language system to display if exist the default system lenguage instead of english.

Another suggestion is use in terminal call "fdesktoprecorder" instead of "FDesktopRecorder".

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froksen

4 years ago

Hi there

Thanks for your comment :-)

Quote:Froksen, When launching the Fdesktop configure to show by defaut the language system to display if exist the default system lenguage instead of english.
Not sure that I understand your comment fully.
The program should always choose the "System language" if possible (and not chosen otherwise).

Maybe some strings haven't been translated and thats why its in english rather in your language?

Quote:Another suggestion is use in terminal call "fdesktoprecorder" instead of "FDesktopRecorder".
Have though of this serveral times too. Sadly I don't have that much time at the moment to fix or do almost anything on the fdesktoprecorder.

But it has been added to the issuetracker on github :-)
https://github.com/froksen/FDesktopRecorder/issues/6

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Alexandro234

4 years ago

Yes, "System language", this is set in the language options, but set this option as the default setting. This is good because the translations that are 100% complete, those that do not have 100%, the User can configure to another language later. This is useful because those users who drop out of use, because they think the program is not translated in your native lenguage and leaves up use.

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Alexandro234

4 years ago

Yes, "System language", this is set in the language options, but set this option as the default setting. This is good because the translations that are 100% complete, those that do not have 100%, the User can configure to another language later. This is useful because those users who drop out of use, because they think the program is not translated in your native lenguage and leaves up use.

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Alexandro234

4 years ago

Yes, "System language", this is set in the language options, but set this option as the default setting. This is good because the translations that are 100% complete, those that do not have 100%, the User can configure to another language later. This is useful because those users who drop out of use, because they think the program is not translated in your native lenguage and leaves up use.

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redhatlinux10

4 years ago

when the mouse is left-single-clicked or right-single-clicked, or left-double-clicked, visual reactions can help people distinguish one from another.

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froksen

4 years ago

While recording?

Sounds like a super idea. Currently though, I have no idea how to make it. But again great idea :-)

Moved your request to Github: https://github.com/froksen/FDesktopRecorder/issues/4

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amigib

4 years ago

Hi, is there possibility to record sound from desktop?

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froksen

4 years ago

Hi

Currently it is not possible via the program. I have been searching for a way to do this. But as far as I was able to find, it looks like it has something to do with whether your hardware supports it or not. (Haven't testet it on my own box yet).

Try looking at the following:
- http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-desktop-74/ffmpeg-recording-desktop-audio-properly-901772/
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N3SKqhsMiA
- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1436453

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DMCorsa

4 years ago

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Ability to specify the Region of the screen, something other than the whole window is exactly what I hoped for and so quick. Thank you very much for the responsiveness and great tool.

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froksen

4 years ago

Its still a working process, but get the job done :) Always nice to hear that it is working and is useable :-)

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Alexandro234

4 years ago

Hi Frosken, the translation is complete.

Sugestion: A program FDesktopRecorder in GTK interface would be great. Besides having the repositories of various distribuition GNU/Linux, #apt-get install fdesktoprecorder

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froksen

4 years ago

>> Hi Frosken, the translation is complete.
Hi

Fantastic job! Thanks! (BTW, there are some new/changed strings on Transifex :-)

>> Sugestion: A program FDesktopRecorder in GTK interface would be great.
Good idea, although I cannot code in GTK and will focus on making the Qt/KDE version better rather than making two "lesser versions" :-)
(Note: I take it as a compliment that you want a GTK version of my program :-))

But if you or anybody else want to, be free to do so. Although the fdesktoprecorder uses alot of Qt-stuff, so it would be more or less a rewrite - I guess:-/

Again thanks for your translation and your fine comment.

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Alexandro234

4 years ago

>Fantastic job! Thanks! (BTW, there are some new/changed strings on Transifex :-)

Translated.

>But if you or anybody else want to, be free to do so. Although the fdesktoprecorder uses alot of Qt-stuff, so it would be more or less a rewrite - I guess:-/
Again thanks for your translation and your fine comment.

Unfortunately I do not know programming, hopefully someone do, if I knew I write.

Thanks for reply.


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DMCorsa

4 years ago

Nice application. I used to use another utility which has not worked in a while so glad to find this. Couple things I would love to see if possible on the area to record options.

1 - When selecting a Single Window, be able to specify whether to include all the window decorations or only record the viewable frame within the window.

2 - Be able to draw an area rectangle on the screen to be recorded separate from the Single Window option.

Thanks for the great work so far.

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froksen

4 years ago

Hi DMCorsa

Thanks for the fine comment, happy to hear that you like it :-)

>> 2 - Be able to draw an area rectangle on the screen to be recorded separate from the Single Window option.
This is one of the things I'll properly want try to do in future versions - but no guarantee. It would be an fantastic feature. Although I do not have too much time at the moment - sadly :-/

>> 1 - When selecting a Single Window, be able to specify whether to include all the window decorations or only record the viewable frame within the window.
Will properly be possible when/if #2 is done, although an interessting though. Just curious - why do you want this, in which use case? :-)


Again, thanks for your comment :-)

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DMCorsa

4 years ago

There are applications and visuals that run in the browser that may not depend on interaction with the browser controls themselves, the application runs within the browser. A lot of times I will record that section only to eliminate the clutter and reduce the overall playable frame size reducing space as well as unneeded clutter in the result.

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XandarKablandar

4 years ago

I haven't compiled this for Kubuntu yet, but this is just what I've been looking for! What would it take to get this into the main KDE application suite for all distros?

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froksen

4 years ago

Hi XandarKablandar

Thank you for your very fine comment, it always nice to know that other people think one are doing a good job. :-)

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roentgen

4 years ago

I always get a segmentation fault when trying to record a single window. Recording the whole desktop works fine. Any ideas?

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froksen

4 years ago

Hi roentgen

Hmm.. sounds really strange..
* On which distro and environment do you get this error?
* Could I get you to copy the consoleput to a pastebin like: http://pastebin.com/ ? :)
* Have you experienced this with previous versions or is it a new issue?

Currently I have no idea what goes wrong, sry - hoping on the consoleoutput can tell more :-)

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roentgen

4 years ago

This is the first time I use your software so I can't tell if it happened before.

The distro is Archlinux x64 with its bleeding packages: xorg 1.13, kernel 3.6.3, kde 4.9.2, mesa 9.0 and xf86-video-intel 2.20.12.

There's nothing really helpful in the console output (http://paste.kde.org/580076/). I'll have to look for a way to build a debugging version.

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froksen

4 years ago

Okay.. Strange.. Looks like its not getting any width and height of the selected window.

Hmm.. I will see what I can do, and let me know how it does with your debugging package :-/

As far as I know, you are the first having this issue :-/

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roentgen

4 years ago

Hi.
I managed to get some output with gdb. I hope it's useful. If not please tell me what else could I do to help.

http://paste.kde.org/583076/

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