Creating Screencasts With recordMyDesktop On Ubuntu 9.04 - Page 2

2 Using recordMyDesktop

You can start recordMyDesktop under Applications > Sound & Video > gtk-recordMyDesktop:

This is how its interface looks. You can configure the video and sound quality (if you want to include sound in your screencast; it's also possible to deselect sound); to start a recording, click on Record; the recordMyDesktop window will disappear, and the recording starts.

During the recording, you will see a square button in the taskbar in the upper right corner:

This button allows you to control the recording. By right-clicking the button, you can pause the recording:

And by left-clicking it, you stop the recording. This will cause the recordMyDesktop-encoder window to apppear; your screencast is now being converted to Theora Ogg:

Afterwards, the recordMyDesktop window appears again. Click on Quit to leave it:

You can now find the screencast in your home folder (Places > Home Folder):

Your screencast is named out.ogv. You can watch it by double-clicking it:

This will open your screencast in the Totem movie player:


Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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By: davidryman

Quick, simple and to the point how to use recordmyscreen. Just a note of thanks, it got me up and running without any frustration.