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Old 12th December 2009, 08:20 PM
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Problem with gtk-recordmydesktop in Fedora12

I've been having difficulties getting gtk-recordmydesktop to run properly in Fedora 12. It has a truly awful frame-rate (Maybe 1 frame every three or so seconds). I didn't have any problem running it in Fedora 11 on the same computer so I am somewhat puzzled as to what could cause this. Any suggestions?

Here are my settings if it helps:
Overwrite existing files: off
Working directory: /tmp (My /tmp partition is 2GB)

Frames Per Second: 15
Encode on the fly: off
Zero Compression: on
Quick Subsampling: off
Full shots at every frame: off (Toggling this seems to make it so when I maximize windows they only partially show up in the video)

Channels: 1
Frequency: 22050
Device: pulse

Display: $DISPLAY
Mouse Cursor: Normal
Follow Mouse: off
MIT-Shm extension: on
Include Window Decorations: on
Tooltips: on
Outline capture area on screen: on
Reset capture area: on
Extra options: (blank)

Here is some possibly related information, but I'm not sure, just posing it in case it is useful:
When I try to run recordmydesktop from the terminal window it outputs this error roughly every couple of seconds: Broken pipe: Overrun occurred.
I tried istanbul as well but after recording when it pops up the save prompt it always crashes. The Automatic Bug Reporting Tool reports that it closes cause: "Process was terminated by signal 6"

Let me know if there is anything else I should post to clue in on the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by GeekyLink; 12th December 2009 at 08:27 PM. Reason: Added some information
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Old 19th December 2009, 09:07 PM
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I also having this problem on my Fedora 12.
Any help?
(sorry my poor english...)

But i was lucky... the istanbul worked in my computer.

Last edited by bionan; 19th December 2009 at 09:27 PM.
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Old 2nd January 2010, 09:13 AM
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Fedora 12 Desktop AV Capture

Hi and Happy New Year!

I used RecordMyDesktop in Fedora 11 to Capture Video of many different things, even Games in wine and posted them on Youtube. Now with Fedora 12 it just record stuttering slidehows and no more smooth video. I was trying RecordMyDesktop and Istanbul and regardless what settings, with or without Compiz i'm unable to record smooth (at least 24fps) video. The recorded audio plays correct and i use the same setup like in Fedora 11 before. Does anybody work with these Tools and have the same problem or know if theres a problem with X or anything ?

---------- Post added at 09:13 AM CST ---------- Previous post was at 09:10 AM CST ----------

CM Merge with http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1308100 please, Sorry I didn't see that Thread before.
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Old 2nd January 2010, 12:26 PM
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Old 24th February 2010, 12:16 AM
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I'm running RMD from a bash script.

I was getting the Broken pipe: Overrun occurred message,

and found this post that help me fix it:


What fixed it for me was adding:

-device plughw:0,0

to my shell script.

Here's the working bash script to run RMD:

# How to partition a hard disk                                                        
recordmydesktop --full-shots -x 10 -y 10 --width 790 --height 594 \                   
--v_bitrate 2000000 --s_quality 10 --buffer-size 262144 --freq 8000 \                 
-device plughw:0,0 -o ./gparted.ogv                                                   
exit 0
And this is the console output, as the script runs RMD:

[root screencast-tests]# ./gparted.bsh
Initial recording window is set to:
X:10   Y:10    Width:790    Height:594
Adjusted recording window is set to:
X:0   Y:10    Width:800    Height:592
Your window manager appears to be Xfwm4

Buffer size adjusted to 262144 from 262144 frames.
Opened PCM device plughw:0,0
Recording on device plughw:0,0 is set to:
1 channels at 8000Hz

Cached 0 MB, from 195 MB that were received.
Average cache compression ratio: 99.6 %

Saved 108 frames in a total of 581 requests
Shutting down.....
Encoding started!
This may take several minutes.
Pressing Ctrl-C will cancel the procedure (resuming will not be possible, but
any portion of the video, which is already encoded won't be deleted).
Please wait...
Output file: ./gparted-1.ogv
[14%] ^C
Encoding finished!
Wait a moment please...
Written 59249 bytes
(28843 of which were video data and 30406 audio data)

Cleanning up cache...
[root screencast-tests]#
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