Would this be useful here ? If not please delete thread. Gtk recordMyDesktop. To get sound recording working:- Open 'Advanced' >'Sound' and where it says 'Device' change upper case 'DEFAULT' to lower case 'default' and you can record sound. Just tried with a usb microphone. Only problem so far is Kdenlive - totally unusable in Karmic after very good in Jaunty.** **Edit: It's OK now but must use sunab's repo. ppa:sunab/ppa That way you also get the libavcodec-extra-52 which replaces the unstripped version. Means you can probably play all multimedia files from hdmov to divx/xvid etc.