Screen capture for Ubuntu

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  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    I was hoping to make a few videos with my malware VM. I was going to use it for personal research but I may as well take a few videos and put them on youtube so people can see their favorite security softwares fail miserably.

    EDIT: Or some kind of video software. Ideally one where I can speak into a mic and provide commentary/ notes.
     
  2. TheKid7

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    I am a Linux "Newbie" and have never tried any of these. It looks like they 'may' do the job.

    -http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/24742/record-screen-activity-in-ubuntu-with-recordmydesktop/

    -http://screencasts.ubuntu.com/Creating_Screencasts
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    I'll have a look, thanks.
     
  4. vasa1

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    I like the ones with a voice-over. Those where the mouse silently darts all over the place, often meaninglessly, put me off.
     
  5. TheKid7

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    Here are some more Tutorials:

    -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqedu_lxcv4

    -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjbtlzOY7S4
     
  6. vasa1

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    Why did you try "remove" and not "purge" for your Shotwell problem?
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    Because I'm a newby and used to remove lol
     
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  9. Hungry Man

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    Looks like it's a common issue. That's fine, i'd rather it be something on their end than mine.

    I think purge removes dependencies. I've only used it once. I don't remember what for.
     
  10. vasa1

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    These are my notes:
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    USEFUL APT-GET COMMANDS
    sudo apt-get install 'package-name' even works if the latest deb is in cache! So one can purge and reinstall after removing traces!
    sudo apt-get autoclean >>> removes .debs for software that isn't installed
    sudo apt-get update >>> refreshes /etc/apt/sources.list or /etc/apt/preferences
    sudo apt-get upgrade >>> upgrades ***all*** installed packages
    sudo apt-get check updates package lists and checks for broken dependencies ????
    sudo apt-get clean stronger than autoclean and removes ***all*** debs from /var/cache/apt/archives
    sudo apt-get remove 'package_name' removes an installed package, leaving configuration files intact.
    sudo apt-get purge 'package_name' completely removes a package and the associated configuration files. Configuration files residing in ~ are not usually affected by this command.
    
    I don't have anything on "dist-upgrade". Tlu patiently explained it but I still couldn't understand :(

    Edit
    I think I borrowed most of the stuff from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Howto
    E&OE
     
  11. Hungry Man

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    Dist-upgrade will add/remove dependencies as need be. If something is conflicting it'll remove it. If something needs something else to install it'll install that.
     
  12. x942

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    If you can afford it, buy a hardware based screen capture device this way you will have no lag when running the VM or in the video itself. You can get ones that sit in between the VGA cable and monitor so its like:
    Computer ---> Capture device ---> VGA cable ---> Monitor.
     
  13. NGRhodes

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    apt-get purge removes configuration files (where remove leaves them behind).

    apt-get autoremove will remove unneeded dependencies.

    apt-get upgrade will only update existing installed packages
    apt-get dist-upgrade will remove and add different package dependencies as needed.

    e.g. the ubuntu-desktop meta package changed its listed dependencies changed by removing f-spot and replacing with shotwell.
    An upgrade would not remove f-spot and nor add shotwell.
    A dist-upgrade would remove f-spot and would add shotwell.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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  14. Ocky

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    Shutter is a screen capture tool. Have a look http://shutter-project.org/about/
    https://launchpad.net/~shutter/ archive/ppa

    For videos gtk-recordMyDesktop is great. Attach a mic. or record music to enhance the video tutorial.
    You can use winFF to convert the ogv to whatever, eg. flash,wmv,avi etc.etc.

    winFF.png
     
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  15. BrandiCandi

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    I swear that VirtualBox allows you to video capture the VM- it's a feature built in. I used it with ease and success long enough ago that I can't remember how to do it again. VMware has it too:

    http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/ws_running_capture.html

    Openshot video editor is easy & intuitive IMO, you'll get some awesome looking videos if you use it.
     
  16. mack_guy911

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