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xvidcap: A screencapture utility
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muggins

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2007, 08:40    Post subject:  xvidcap: A screencapture utility  

http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/#intro

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a small tool to capture things going on on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video. On Windows machines there are commercial tools like Lotus ScreenCam or Camtasia which do a very good job esp. for the purpose I was needing such a tool for: Software documentation, esp. installation procedures and such.


I've uploaded this as a .pet here, (1594kbytes):

http://rapidshare.com/files/79831890/xvidcap-1.1.6-i486.pet

To run, Menu->Graphic->XVidCap, or enter xvidcap in a console. Entering xvidcap -h will give an outline of usage.
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1ColdBeer


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2008, 02:04    Post subject:  

Very useful tool...... Nice Job....... Fast Download Mirror
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Sep 2008, 15:29    Post subject:  

this is excellent

works on 4.1 beta - anyone fancy doing a demo mpeg?

Cool

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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Sep 2008, 00:18    Post subject:  

I've used Camtasia in past and well its more advanced than xvidcap but this tool Can be extremely helpful for puppy users, we could have a whole line of videos for new users, it would be nice if we could edit frames eg. adding text on the screen. videos that could be made

Installing puppy
-full install (including partitioning the hard drive)
-usb install
-frugal install

Setting up a printer

Setting up wireless networks

setting up windows shares

Setting the time

making a pet package

installing a .sfs package

making default applications, like changing Seamonkey to Firefox as the default browser

Then placing a sticky post in the "How to" forum
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bill

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Dec 2008, 14:34    Post subject: Using xvidcap Video OK but no audio  

Hi Men,any chance I can get some command line instruction on what I must input in order to capture the audio as well? .The video is being captured fine.thanks
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bill

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Dec 2008, 10:13    Post subject: miscompiled libavcodec ?  

Well apparently when trying to use Muggins xvidcap-1.1.6-i486.pet on this Puppy 412 on a ACER AST180-UA381B 3800+ Athlon 64 2GIG DDR I get the following error. Any suggestion on how to proceed ,other than giving up Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jul 2009, 09:44    Post subject:  

ttuuxxx wrote:
I've used Camtasia in past and well its more advanced than xvidcap but this tool Can be extremely helpful for puppy users, we could have a whole line of videos for new users, it would be nice if we could edit frames eg. adding text on the screen. videos that could be made

Installing puppy
-full install (including partitioning the hard drive)
-usb install
-frugal install

Setting up a printer

Setting up wireless networks

setting up windows shares

Setting the time

making a pet package

installing a .sfs package

making default applications, like changing Seamonkey to Firefox as the default browser

Then placing a sticky post in the "How to" forum
ttuuxxx


Im sorry to bump this post, but this seems to be a very good idea to me! Has anything like this been done yet?
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jul 2009, 10:18    Post subject:  

Nope not yet, its a shame would be very good to have, They could be linked to help menu, and main puppylinux.com page, the wiki etc. If I had more time I would make them but, I'm always too busy with building a release or packages, etc. If your not overly extended , feel try to give it a try Smile Maybe once somebody gets the ball rolling others might join in Smile
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bill

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jul 2009, 10:34    Post subject: location to xvidcap 1.1.7 if needed  

http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/6132454/242be6c7/sharing.html?rnd=0
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jul 2009, 11:45    Post subject:  

@ttuuxxx: Ah k i'm starting a new thread about this then Wink

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jul 2009, 12:14    Post subject:  

jaapz wrote:
@ttuuxxx: Ah k i'm starting a new thread about this then Wink


Cool man new years are going to love you for that:) Just remember try to keep the video sizes small, for dialup users etc. Good luck:)
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jul 2009, 17:59    Post subject:  

Thanks for this, works great Smile
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jeditalian

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2009, 00:39    Post subject:  

no work for me in puppy 431 because it didnt create a menu entry. i run from console and it says: compiler did not align stack variables. libavcodec has been miscompiled and may be very slow or crash. this is not a bug in libavcodec but in the compiler. do not report crashes to FFmpeg developers. if i try to play the cap it says /bin/bash: xine: command not found.
not that i need a screencap utility in puppy linux. i really just want to figure out how to stereomix because iman00b and i find nothing about stereomixing.
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muggins

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2009, 19:59    Post subject:  

OK, I vaguely recall there was a problem with menu items not appearing in the menu, with p431, but have no idea whether it was ever resolved. Instead you can just drag the xvidcap .desktop file, in /usr/share/applications, onto the desktop, and it will run from there.

Regarding the missing xine problem, just run this command in a console:

Code:
ln -s /usr/bin/gxine /usr/bin/xine


I definitely got it to make a video in p431.
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bill

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2009, 20:22    Post subject: xvidcap-1.1.7_i386.pet  

I don't know if this will help or not but I have xvidcap-1.1.7_i386.pet stored at the location below.If it doesn't work out for you,you can always
send it to the bit bucket.


http://www.4shared.com/account/file/79905636/18b5e501/xvidcap_117_i386.html
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