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How do I find if a program links to or uses pipewire?

I was previously an early adopter with Sway and Wayland. It was a horrible experience. Now, with Chromium shipping with Ozone patches, I'm interested in trying it again. I would like to audit the ...
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How to record screen when using eglfs on Broadcom VideoCore IV

I have a full-screen Qt app running on a Raspberry Pi 3 using the "eglfs" platform. It draws using KMS/DRM and the /dev/dri/core0 GPU device. The GPU is a Broadcom VideoCore IV. I'd like to ...
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How to mix two input sources in Pulseaudio (for recording mic and speakers with SimpleScreenRecorder)

I happen to record a meeting using SimpleScreenRecorder (SSR) on Linux. I use Pulseaudio and default configurations. When SSR records the screen and audio, it records the speakers output, but not my ...
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Building a universal screencasting display/presenter: WiDi/MiraCast, ChromeCast, etc

I'm in the process of building a 2nd-screen solution for my workspace; something that provides ubiquitous connectivity, so that I can simply toggle any of my machines/mobiles/laptops/etc to use the ...
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record a short screencast in solus

I had tried to start screencast by the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R. Although it didn't start. Why this is happening? It was working fine when I was using Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora.
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Screenshare tool - record screen & webcam + share url

Are there any alternatives to Loom or some other tool, which is able to record my screen with/without webcam as well and share the recording URL after the recording? Loom does that, but on Linux, ...
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Displaying an X11 virtual screen in a window

X11 window managers historically have a notion of screens - each screen has a distinct set of windows and you can switch between them using the same physical display. I'm recording a screencast so I ...
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How do I share my Linux screen via a URL?

My use case is really particular: I am trying to use my screen with a VR set. I only have a google cardboard and a smartphone, but I installed GizmoVR which is a VR player and web browser screen and ...
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Screencasting to a 2nd Monitor w/ Miracast, Chromecast, 3rd Party, etc

I was wondering if anyone knows how to create a virtual monitor and then screencast its display to a secondary device such as a windows pc, linux pc, or Chromecast(preferred). The functionality would ...
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Screencast script based on FFMPEG

I am trying to write my own screencast script based on FFmpeg. I want to be able to draw a rectangle on the screen and force FFmpeg to make a screencast of this area only, for that I would need the ...
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Connect Pop OS to TV using Miracast

I have been trying to find a way to connect my Pop!_OS to my TV using Miracast for quite some time. Tried to set up Miracast for straight 2 days but was unable to get it to work. I'm kind of ...
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Random lines during screen recording playback

Every time I record or screencast my desktop, once I play it back I get random lines appearing now and then, no matter what media player I use. They're either black or they show fragments of my ...
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Suitable parameters for hours of screen capture

I need suitable parameters for very, very long screen captures using ffmpeg. Quality: Only occasionally needed. If text is readable, that's enough usually. I can use -qscale:v *[0-32]*, of which ...
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How can I paste a gif from the clipboard with xclip?

I'm trying to copy a gif into my clipboard such that I would be able to paste it into web applications (slack, github, etc.). I have tried the following without any luck: xclip -selection clipboard -...
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Kazam + Pavucontrol problems

I installed Kazam in order to record my screen. The video capture was fine, but the audio quality was bad. So I bought a better microphone. The new microphone, while much better for using with other ...
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X screen capture strobing three or four frames instead of working as expected

I've been trying to do some screen recording of my DE and I've encountered a very strange problem. Basically, any screen recording utility I use will capture a few frames and simply strobe between ...
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"Screen sharing" on the command line?

If I am logged in to a remote server, and someone else is logged in to the same server, isn't there some way via the command line to let them "look over my shoulder"? Of course I could copy and paste ...
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Mute audio but make it capturable for screenrecorder in linux

I can capture videos with audio for example with simplescreencapture. Usually this just captures what I see on the screen and what I hear from the speakers. If I mute the speakers, no audio is ...
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Record screencast on nonactive workspace

Is it possible to make a screencast (for example of a streaming video) on a nonactive workspace? I usually use simplescreenrecorder for screencasts and xmonad as window manager, but the solution ...
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Capture screen and output to video device

I'm using linphone, I I'd like to share my screen instead of my webcam. Currently, it looks like linphone only supports reading video input from /dev/video using V4L, though I'll be happy to be ...
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Screen recording at 60 fps

I'm interested in trying to record my screen so I can do walkthroughs of games and such. Usually these are action games, so high resolution and fps are both important. I'm using kazam to try and ...
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Highlight mouse for screencasts without disturbing workflow

For making documentation/tutorial videos, I need to highlight the mouse, for example with a yellow translucent corona around it: The marker should be active when clicking and moving, but if it's on ...
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"Replay" feature (repeat / rewind)

This occurred to me playing some games where there is no live rewind feature. Basically what I'm looking for is an application which records the screen, and - when pressing a shortcut - rewinds what ...
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How can I take screenshot in BlackArch Linux? [duplicate]

Which program can I use to take a screen cap or take video of my screen? Maybe it's a simple (silly) question, but I can't find a good solution.
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x11grab flickers in OpenGL draw areas

I'm using ffmpeg's x11grab to do some screencasting. It works pretty well except on 3D stuff. In particular it seems like 3D draw areas flicker in and out. You can see an example of it here. The ...
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Screencast on a virtual monitor

Is it possible to create a virtual monitor (virtual area) and cast it to LAN? I would like to have some type of external monitor, like Miracast, but not a mirror. I think it is possible to create a ...
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Chromecast / Cubetek Ezcast with Linux computer?

I was pondering getting a Google Chromecast or Cubetek Ezcast the other day, mostly for its novelty and maybe using it as a media player or device to conduct presentations. The way they set up, with ...
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Jitter while screen recording with avconv

I've figured out how to record decent quality with avconv now, the problem that remains which I also have experienced with ffmpeg and recordmydesktop is that my desktop background keeps flickering ...
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Trying to record from the default audio source

I am trying to record the sound output, but this looks more complicated than expected. I expected that arecord -f cd -t wav --max-file-time 3600 --use-strftime %Y/%m/%d/listen-%H-%M-%v.wav would ...
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How to tape a video running on the screen? (screen capture)

I am trying to capture video and audio from the screen, loudspeakers and microphone. I would like to do that with a command-line command. So far, ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 25 -s 800x600 -i :0.0 /tmp/...
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Gnome 3.10 ScreenCast + Audio on Arch

I'm trying to record my desktop (including audio) in Gnome 3.10 on Arch Linux with the built-in screen recorder (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R). According to this post (and other similar solutions that can be ...
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How do I capture audio from interactive webpages using VLC?

I'm trying to capture an audio video feed (screen-cast) from my web browser and all screen-casting options I tried have the same issue: No sound is captured Platform I'm using a near default install ...
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GIF screencasting; the UNIX way

To take a static screenshot of a selected part of my screen, I often use scrot with -s shot.png. This is great for adding illustrations to StackExchange posts. I even found this script to ...
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HTML client for X11 ssh forwarding?

Not totally sure if this is the right place but here goes. I understand that you are able to use X11 to ssh to GUI's and view them, without the server having a full on GUI system running/installed ...
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Trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible

I'm trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible. What am I doing wrong? This is the command: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r 30 -s 1024x768 -i :0.0 -...
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Desktop audio falls behind when recording microphone + desktop audio + screen using ffmpeg

I have put together this script for recording the microphone, the desktop audio and the screen using ffmpeg: DATE=`which date` RESO=2560x1440 FPS=30 PRESET=ultrafast DIRECTORY=$HOME/Video/ FILENAME=...
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X11 protocol recorder

I'm wondering if there is a tool (or a tool-set) to record every single X11 message received from the server, to post-render them in a movie. I think this could be very useful to create screen-cast: ...
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How to get near-perfect screen recording quality?

Someone suggested I direct a copy of the unmodified X display to a file and afterwards convert that file to a general purpose video file. What commands would I use to do this on a Kubuntu system? (...
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Usable screencast tool for Linux?

..under windows.. I think Camtasia studio is the best screen recorder. But I just cant find any good tool for Linux (to be exact: Scientific Linux). What are the best tools for recording the screen?
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Convert OGV video to GIF animation?

I created OGV videos with the gtk-recordmydesktop screencasting program, trying to tackle this problem here with bruteforce over X. I can view the videos with VLC. Now, the task is to find some ways ...
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Typescript -terminal recording into video?

We need to make some videos about working with LaTex documents. We have the typescript and timing -files and now we need to convert them into videos to display them in answers. Basically, the way to ...
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