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The nuts and bolts => Multimedia & Games => Topic started by: Will on December 23, 2007, 06:25:38 am

Title: Newb friendly Linux Movie Maker?
Post by: Will on December 23, 2007, 06:25:38 am
I've recently goten my mitts on the linux cd for tribes 2 and I've wanted to do some match recording. Granted tribes has an in-game recorder, but its only viewable within the game engine. So I need two things.

One: Something that works like fraps, as in something that'll run in the background and record what I'm doing.

Two: Something like windows movie maker(without the crash happyness). Yes there are open scource editing tools, but its been my limited experiance that they're not exactly 'new guy' friendly. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Newb friendly Linux Movie Maker?
Post by: uelsk8s on December 23, 2007, 06:28:00 am
mandvd and kino seem easy to me
Title: Re: Newb friendly Linux Movie Maker?
Post by: Will on December 23, 2007, 08:51:31 am
Mandvd I take is the movie editor with Kino being the screen/process recording software?
Title: Re: Newb friendly Linux Movie Maker?
Post by: uelsk8s on December 23, 2007, 09:28:01 am
both will edit movies i dont know what "screen/process recording software" is  :-[

here are the descriptions:

PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
mandvd: mandvd  (DVD authoring program)
mandvd:
mandvd: ManDVD aims to be an easy to use dvd authoring solutions for non geeks.
mandvd: It makes the process of encoding, menu authoring and dvd burning seamless
mandvd: and painless.
mandvd:
mandvd: License: GPL
mandvd: Website: http://www.kde-apps.org

PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
kino: kino (Video editor)
kino:
kino: Kino is a non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. It features excellent
kino: integration with IEEE 1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to
kino: the camera. It captures video to disk in raw DV or AVI format in both type-1
kino: DV and type-2 DV (separate audio stream) encodings. Kino does not support other
kino: video file formats or encodings. However, it can import other formats by
kino: transcoding them using FFmpeg and optionally MEncoder.
kino:
kino: License: GNU GPL
kino: Website: http://www.kinodv.org
kino: Authors: Dan Dennedy <dan@dennedy.org> and many others (see site)

Title: Re: Newb friendly Linux Movie Maker?
Post by: Will on December 23, 2007, 09:42:57 am
Ok in short apps like fraps take whats happening on screen and ports it to an uncompressed avi file so that you can edit and compress as you see fit with other prograsm. Fraps also has a FPS counter(since its game-centric) and a screenshot function, but its mainly for recording stuff that goes on inside your computer.
Title: Re: Newb friendly Linux Movie Maker?
Post by: saulgoode on December 23, 2007, 09:47:46 am
RecordMyDesktop is pretty good at capturing screen activity, though it may not work with your game (games will sometimes directly access the hardware without the processor "seeing" the video).
Title: Re: Newb friendly Linux Movie Maker?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on December 23, 2007, 10:28:36 am
RecordMyDesktop is pretty good at capturing screen activity, though it may not work with your game (games will sometimes directly access the hardware without the processor "seeing" the video).

mplayer does that as well, which can be fixed with -vo x11. I wonder whether games can be convinced not to use Xv or whatever else it is that they use to access hardware directly.
Title: Re: Newb friendly Linux Movie Maker?
Post by: Will on December 26, 2007, 10:21:46 am
Ok mplayer can do that yes, but does anyone know if it will capture, say, open-arena footage?
Title: Re: Newb friendly Linux Movie Maker?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on December 26, 2007, 11:05:22 am
Ok mplayer can do that yes, but does anyone know if it will capture, say, open-arena footage?

No, saulgoode mentioned RecordMyDesktop and there are certainly some other solutions, like pyvnc2swf (works well with low resources, but somewhat cumbersome to use).