Recording video

This page will contain instructions on recording a screencast on Linux and Windows for oVirt demo screencasts. I found this article very informative and useful: How I record demo videos

GNOME 3

  • Hit Ctrl-Alt-Shift-R to start recording, hit again to stop recording
  • The video will be in /home//Videos/Screencast from .webm

GNOME 2 or KDE

  • Install recordmydesktop with the appropriate front-end for your desktop

Windows

Adding a soundtrack

GNOME

  • Start GNOME Sound Recorder
  • Start playing the video recorded previously
  • Record your voice-over (use a microphone to get better sound quality)
  • Use Pitivi to synchronise sound and image, and to cut beginning and end bits out.
  • Save in a YouTube compatible format which is not patent encumbered such as .ogv or .webm

Other desktops