asked a reader the other day how to make a video like openSUSE 12.3 that we saw yesterday. The answer would be divided into two parts, recording and editing . Come to the first, for which we have several tools in GNU / Linux.
Starting with the basics, most often cash-, a few commands are enough to record what you see on the screen of our computers. There are different ways to do it, but my favorite is using FFMPEG :
ffmpeg-f-s x11grab 1024 × 768 -r 25 -i: 0.0-sameq ~ video. avi
One must also change accordingly what you see in bold: resolution (-s), FPS (-r) and extension if you want a different format. What better explained in this blog.
Moreover, if you are 3/Shell GNOME users, you just run “ Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r “, automatically saving videos and high quality WebM . Not bad, really.
“GUI”, ie the shift of software, the best known are recordmydesktop (well, this works for console, but the most common is to pull the GTK interface you see on these lines). Your choices are simple, reaching running in the system tray, from where you can turn off. You will find it in the repositories.
Another option that some time ago we talked about in these pages Kazam, a modern solution that will also find in the repositories of your distribution (and that I show capture looks a little Frankenstein monster, I suspect, by something related to GTK).
Finally, today I discovered thanks to Unixmen Vokoscreen , a more to cover these matters quite good looking and installers for Debian, Ubuntu and openSUSE. Your choices, the same or very similar to the rest, so I invite you to test different alternatives and stay with the best results you provide, and I invite you to share your experience in the comments.