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Linux Tutorial: Record Your Desktop

I have put together a video tutorial which helps people learn the easy way to do desktop recording (gtk-recordmydesktop), and the more difficult way I do it, using ffmpeg from the terminal.

Read more about my video and methods here at OMGUbuntu!


  1. Kifa says:

    Wow, awesome! I will finally need to try out the terminal method, because recordmydesktop seems very slow, even on quite powerful systems. Of course there is a chance that the GUI is just a frontend for the terminal stuff, but… 😉

    Anyway – nice video Nixie, It’s good to see you videocasting again. Keep the videos coming!

  2. Icarus says:

    Hello Love,

    Your videos are good for newbies as well as geeks who only work on linux.
    I’m one of the second kind. It would be great if you make more videos on converting music file formats using simple scripts….Great job…

    You’re my hero!


  3. Rodney Shinkfield says:
    I’ve found this website that shows how to record using gtk-recordmydesktop and how to use mencoder to convert the resulting ogv file to an avi. Sorry if you already know this. I’m trying both methods from your record your desktop tutorial, but can only get faint music to play on the recording.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Steve says:

    Thanks this helps a lot I think you make the most clearest tutorials online. I really enjoy watching your videos

  5. Mark says:

    Hi Nixie,

    Nice vid! I’ve just switched from Ubuntu to Mint 9. Have you tried Mint 9 KDE yet? I think it looks pretty good and was wondering if you have a similar tutorial for recording the desktop on Mint 9 KDE.



  6. Rex says:

    For a challenge, you should get FreeBSD, Gentoo or Linux from Scratch running nicely 😛 Personally, I’m more of an openSUSE fan over Ubuntu, but used Ubuntu for a number of years prior to that 🙂

  7. shebang_ws says:

    You should do a segment on non-linux open source operating systems (the BSD’s, MINIX, OpenSolaris, FreeDOS, etc)

  8. gunjan parashar says:

    with due respect ,
    i m using linux mint 10 kde i have installed gtk-record my desktop but it is not getting launched please help me out , i m new to linux

  9. nicholas_t says:

    Looking for a box that will run Linux, or a motherboard that would be best? What would it be ?

    Thanx Nick

  10. Wjbarber82 says:

    Thanks for this … been driving myself insane trying to use ogv files and this works fantastically 

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