Projects / xvidcap


xvidcap is a screen capture application enabling you to capture videos from your XFree86 desktop for illustration or documentation purposes. It is intended to be a standards-based alternative to tools like Lotus ScreenCam.

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Recent releases

  •  14 Jul 2008 13:28

    Release Notes: The ffmpeg version was increased. A DBUS remote control application was added. The capture area may now follow the mouse pointer. Direct VOB creation, Flash Screen Video, and FFmpeg Video 1 are supported.

    •  01 Jun 2007 07:35

      Release Notes: A couple of bugs were fixed. Basic support for minimizing to the system tray was added. Russian and Chinese translations were added. Theora and Vorbis are now supported (in AVI).

      •  25 Apr 2007 17:45

        Release Notes: This release has xdamage support for speed, real mouse pointer capture, direct capture to SWF with sound (again), and the ability to resize the capture area by dragging. It displays the capture area dimensions on resize, and has various bugfixes.

        •  30 Oct 2006 12:40

          Release Notes: This version should be the most tested, polished, and usable release of xvidcap ever. This version no longer has an Xt UI. Bugs were fixed. Documentation was written, and requires yelp to read it. It is available in English, German, Italian, and Spanish. On-the-fly frame size reduction was implemented.

          •  16 Feb 2004 21:46

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            14 Dec 2003 10:45 dgdaniels

            Video training tool for linux.. at last!
            Though xvidcap is still in a beta mode, it is a great start towards enabling teachers and trainers to capture video screen captures of linux desktop environments.

            I'm really enjoying xvidcap and, though xvidcap is not a polished app., it is useful and well worth the few minutes it will take you to sort out its ways and wherefores. Create movies of your linux desktop and share the wealth of OpenSource with your friends, family, clients, employers, employees!



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