In this article, we will see how to install RecordMyDesktop on Ubuntu 11.04/10.10/10.04. RecordMyDesktop is a screencasting app that allows users to record their computer screen output (video screen capture).

RecordMyDesktop can record simultaneously screen video and audio outputs (speakers and microphone). The recorded video will be saved in the ogg format.

To install RecordMyDesktop with GUI on Ubuntu 11.04/10.10/10.04, launch the Terminal and run this command:

 sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop

To start it, search "recordmydesktop" using the dash:

RecordMyDesktop Use

In the main interface of RecordMyDesktop, click either Record to start recording in fullscreen, or click Select Window to select a specific area on your screen, then click Record:

To stop recording, click simply the red square button displayed in the upper panel and select Stop:

The recorded video will now be encoded and saved in the ogg format in the Home folder.

Unfortunately, the tool doesn't provide a hotkey to start/stop recording.

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