xvidcap makes fast movies

Tez binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Nov 13 10:59:53 UTC 2006

Marcel A. W. Spitau wrote:
> Hey Tez, 
> first of all pretty cool tutorial... 
> Am Montag, 13. November 2006 08:04 schrieb Tez:
>> Actually I used xvidcap [1] to make the video, but there are other
>> options too.
>> When I was making this it was in response to Alan Popes screencasts on
>> Ubuntu, he doesn't use KDE at all, so he can't very well make
>> screencasts on them. When I was almost done with it (just had to stitch
>> it all together and fine tune), Alan went and blogged a howto for making
>> screencasts [2] which you'll find packed full of tips for you.
>> [1] http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/
>> [2] http://popey.com/Creating_Screencasts
> I installed xvidcap on my machine (edgy) but I do have a problem. If I record 
> something, it is more like a Charlie Chaplin-movie. Everything goes SO 
> fast... In your video it looks like the normal speed, but in mine it is much 
> faster than the reality. Do you have any ideas?!
> Thanks for helping
> Marcel
Maybe your PC isn't powerful enough for it, I record them on my high-end
There is another piece of software you can use, but it only outputs
ogg's [1]
which are more difficult to edit, unless you try transcoding it in to
mpeg or avi and edit it then.
I record the video without sound then use audacity to narrate and join
the wav and ogg with a script [2] that uses GStreamer.
By edit I really mean splice in your header and footer. Although you
don't *have to* use a header or footer.


[1] http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://bishop.popey.com/temp/oggmix.sh

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