Answer of FAQ

How do I export to common video formats such as AVI, MPEG2 or Flash Video?
Yes, it is possible to convert the recording in standard formats such as
  • AVI,
  • MPEG2,
  • MPEG4,
  • VOB,
  • FLV,
  • FLV+SWF+HTML for video-streaming over the web

exporting can be done with commandline utilities as follows:

From the commandline you can do the exporting to AVI or MPEG2 e.g. as follows:

/opt/DemoRecorder/bin/demorec-to-avi ~/demorec/yourRecording targetDir/yourRecording.avi

/opt/DemoRecorder/bin/demorec-to-mpeg2 ~/demorec/yourRecording targetDir/yourRecording.mp2

If you want to export it for Video-applications:

/opt/DemoRecorder/bin/demorec-to-mpeg2-ntsc-dvd ~/demorec/yourRecording targetDir/yourRecording.mp2
/opt/DemoRecorder/bin/demorec-to-mpeg2-pal-dvd ~/demorec/yourRecording targetDir/yourRecording.mp2

Exporting for your Website

There is also an export filter to flash-video (FLV-format) which uses the lossless screenvideo-codec of FLV.

FLV can either be imported into Flash-Projects or be streamed from a player contained in an SWF-file.

In fact, DemoRecorder can create the player and HTML-file for loading the player:
This combo of three files has to be played back through a web server because the streaming requires HTTP. (So it doesn't work when you load the HTML-file directly.)

This web-publishing combo can be created as follows:

demorec-to-flv-with-player ~/demorec/yourRecording targetDir/yourRecording.flv
This creates the following files:
  • targetDir/yourRecording.flv
  • targetDir/yourRecording.swf
  • targetDir/yourRecording.html

More export formats

There are also export filters for vob-files and mpeg4 which work similarily.

More options and how to get more info

All export-filters have several options for controlling the export. Just call an export-filter with --help to get a list of the options.

Since the output of the option --help is rather long you may want to view it with the use of the program "less" which helps you scroll through the help-text. This works by entering the following in the commandline for example:

demorec-to-avi --help | less
or you can view the --help - output online with your webbrowser here:

Hope this helps,

P.S. Without a license, the export filters add some watermarks in form of logos and text to the video. The purchased version or the 30 day welcome/evaluation-license do not do that of course...

If you haven't done so, you can get your 30 day free welcome/evaluation license here.

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A comparison of screencasting apps for Linux (including DemoRecorder)
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