Monday, July 18, 2011

A video capture

I have made a video! Sorry for the stumble at the end, I didn't want it to be highlighted. Well, here it is:

And here is positioning:

For a preview video thanks to Ray (halfline) look at:

In order to do a video capture with GNOME shell just press CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + R. A little red button will appear on the bottom of your screen while you're recording. Press CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+R again to stop the recording. A file named shell-[date]-[#] will appear in your home directory in webm format.

If you'd like to upload your own video or link to youtube please feel free to do so and paste the link here for others to see :)


  1. The shell has a built in recorder. If you hit, "ctrl-alt-shift r" it toggles it on, and then hit it again it toggles off. It will dump a video file to your home directory with a name like


    Because it's built into the shell, it produces files with better frame rates than istanbul.

  2. I really appreciate this information and will try all the things you put out to try. wmv to mp4