FreeBSD desktop recording - Programming On Unix

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Long time nixers
I have often wanted to record my desktop session, but not rely on the "RecordMyDesktop" type applications to do so:
I had a similar script which worked in Xubuntu and Fedora, but those same scripts don't work in FBSD.

So, I found te following in the FreeBSD Forums which works for capturing my desktop sessions in .avi format.

ffmpeg -f oss -i /dev/dsp0.0 -f x11grab -r 24 -s `xrandr --prop 2> /dev/null | awk '/\*/ {print $1}'` -i :0.0 output.avi

You'll need to have ffmpeg installed, along with xrandr.
There's probably a better way to do this, but a stand-alone camera kinds of makes a PC obsolete?

(Don't mind me... I'm drunk!)
Not very exciting, but I was able to record my desktop, much in the way I used to in Fedora.
Someone doesn't appreciate my php generated image!

Messages In This Thread
FreeBSD desktop recording - by zygotb - 13-02-2013, 06:34 AM
RE: FreeBSD desktop recording - by jobss - 31-08-2013, 05:07 PM