I use this to make movies for teaching and lab assignments. It pops up a box/frame on your desktop, and starts recording anything that happens inside that frame. When you're finished, hit
Cntrl-c and it saves the video to an
out.ogv file. You can view the video with
mplayer out.ogv, or upload it to youtube.
To record top left corner of desktop at 60 frames/sec:
recordmydesktop --fps=60 -x 0 -y 0 --width=854 --height=480 --no-sound
To watch the result:
Note, it starts recording right away, so I usually have things ready and paused, then start
recordmydesktop, and then un-pause whatever I'm doing/recording.
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