I just got myself set up to do screencasting on my Linux machine. I use Fedora, and it was not too bad. I just want to record my set-up and recording process so that I don’t forget anything.
To set up, I had my linux administrator install recordMyDesktop (I tried to do this, but I either don’t have permission or I don’t know how to do it properly. Or maybe both). But initially, the video would freeze, creating a lag between my voice and the screen. I was able to fix this by using this solution.
But it all works now. Here is my process:
- Open gtk-recordmydesktop.
- Open MyPaint.
- Use my Wacom Bamboo tablet to write in MyPaint.
- Record the screencast with recordMyDesktop.
- This records in ogv format, which does not play well with YouTube. To convert to avi, I type the following into the command line: ffmpeg -i foo.ogv foo.avi
I welcome feedback on how to improve this process. In particular, I am not certain that .avi files are the best to upload to YouTube.