Do you want to record desktop/screen in Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) ? it’s very simple because this post will explain about a free and open source application that you can use to capture desktop in a couple of clicks.Actually there is a dozens of open source tools that you can try but RecordItNow is my favorite desktop recording software on Ubuntu 10.10.
RecordItNow : Desktop Recording Software for Ubuntu
RecordItNow is plugin based desktop recorder designed for KDE.It is based on recordmydesktop application and it uses ffmpeg && mencoder for encoding.It’s very simple to use and graphical interface is very simple.RecordItNow version 0.8 is the latest build,released in March 2010.
How to install Record-It-Now on Ubuntu 10.10
It’s extremely simple …open ubuntu software center and search for ‘record’ then you will see the required packages in result ,just click on install button and enter your ubuntu login password to begin installation.The installation will complete within few seconds.Then go to Applications -> Sound & Video -> RecordItNow and enjoy capturing desktop moves.
Here’s one screenshot of RecordItNow options/control buttons on Ubuntu 10.10 –
Recording Desktop on Ubuntu
See the above snapshot ..everything seems self explanatory,Isn’t? well I hope so.Select the frame rate as you like ,FPS stands for Frames Per Second and the quality(and memory size) of the captured video will be directly proportional to the number of FPS.Check the box after that if you wanto to record sound along with the screen.Select the time delay from left box.Next select the screen area and start ..recording your screen.
That’s All ….If any problem occurs let me know via comments.