desktop capture

Rajinder Yadav at
Sat Nov 28 02:38:45 UTC 2009

Thomas Milne wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 8:47 PM, Rajinder Yadav < at> wrote:
>> Thomas Milne wrote:
>>> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 8:02 PM, Rajinder Yadav < at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Thomas Milne wrote:
>>>>> You're using Ubuntu, no? Why not just install it from Debian Multimedia?
>>>> silly question, how do fetch from Debian Multimedia?
>>> Go to and add the appropriate repo to
>>> your sources, either in sources.list or in Synaptic.
>> Thanks again, got it built from source with most of the codecs and thanks
>> for pointing out --enable-x11grab, I missed that 1st time around, so went
>> through all the config option slowly 2nd time around =)
> If that was your first time building ffmpeg, you did better than me.
> First time I tried it took hours. Mostly because I was using Mandriva
> and had to run ./configure about 400 times to figure out all the
> needed libraries :-\
> Hope it works for you, ffmpeg has never let me down.

I had to do a few aptitude search/install,
i think it was less than a dozen for dev (header files)
(aptitude search is a life-saver)

I got the screen capture working, but how do i get a bitmap sharpness? like true 
avi output in Windows? Right now, I am getting really poor lossey output, I 
increased the bitrate => -b 100000

any suggestions, am I missing something? thanks!

Kind Regards,
Rajinder Yadav

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