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Desktop Session Recording In Linux

You might have heard about screen recording tools like Camtasia Studio, Camstudio, etc. which work on Windows systems. If you are using linux, you can use a really good alternative called RecordMyDesktop or Gtk-RecordMyDesktop. It is a very handy tool of small size but with a lot of options for an effective screen casting process. I have tested this software in almost all debian based linux distributions like Mint, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Debian, etc. It worked pretty well in all these systems.


Settings Window

Customized Casting

There are a lot of options available in this little tool for encoding your screen recording task based on a lot of things like performance, audio adjustment, video quality and resolution. It's very easy to set up this tool according to your needs. If you want to change the frames per second ratio, then just use the built-in tool to increase or decrease it. By default, it is set up at 21. You can increase or decrease it keeping in mind the output quality and speed of the video.

You can use your microphone as the audio recording tool and it's pretty easy to adjust the quality of audio. Remember that the quality settings of audio and video must be strictly based up on your hardware resources such as system memory.

Installation

The installation of this tool in Linux systems can be done either as a package or from the net. The installation is better if your prefer the net. Because it can provide you the latest updates also. If you want the package installation, then you may visit the home page and download the package as .deb and install using the following command

sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb

Insert the password. Then the installation will continue. Just close the terminal window and you can start working on it.

If you prefer network installation, you can use the following command

sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop

That's all with the network installation. In both the cases, you can access the installed software from Applications > Sound & Video > Gtk-RecordMyDesktop.  Just try this cool software in your favourite Linux software and you would be amazed to see the speed of encoding even if you have a mid-level PC. 

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