Using recordmydesktop to upload to YouTube, Vimeo etc.

recordMyDesktop is a great tool to make videos of what you're doing with your computer. This can be very useful to demonstrate software features or to document workflows. By default, recordMyDesktop produces Ogg-Theora-Vorbis. If you want to share your files or upload them to a video site you'll want to convert them to something more common.

mencoder out.ogv -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -xvidencopts pass=1 -o out.avi

This will produce a video of good enough quality so that people can see what you are doing.Here's an example:{embed}Please notice that mouse and click highlighting aren't recordMyDesktop features.


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    Muchas gracias!!!; es lo que necesitaba. Consegua-a grabar los videos pero luego al subirlos a youtube se veian mal, con esa linea de comandos se ven perfectos.


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    de nada

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    mencoder creates a/v sync problem if video of one mint it returns just video of thirty seconds or more with skipping framess

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    Interesting. I'm not sure I tried with sound yet. Thanks for the input!


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