Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} Screen recorder?
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 02:31:06
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] {OT} Screen recorder? by Grant
1 On 18 July 2011, at 02:54, Grant wrote:
3 > Does there exist a program that allows you to record the activity
4 > taking place on a computer screen for later review?
6 I'm pretty sure you can do this with mplayer / mencoder (to make a video screencast).
8 It depends what your needs are, exactly.
10 If you're monitoring teenagers or employees for inappropriate behaviour you might be happy with a screen shot every 1 - 5 minutes, so you could just use some kind framebuffer grabber (media-gfx/fbgrab?) and a cronjob. You could stitch those together daily into a speeded up video for easier review (you might be able to do this with mencoder, just by slowing the capture framerate down to once every 60 - 300 seconds) or compile the whole lot into a page of HTML to scroll through.
12 Stroller.


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Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} Screen recorder? William Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>