recordmydesktop - Desktop Recorder

Distribution: openSUSE 42.1
Repository: openSUSE Multimedia Apps all
Package name: recordmydesktop
Package version:
Package release: 1.9
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 123.73 KB
Download size: 56.00 KB
Official Mirror:
recordMyDesktop is a program that captures audio and video data from a Linux desktop session, producing an Ogg-encapsulated Theora-Vorbis file. The main goal is to be as unobstrusive as possible by proccessing only regions of the screen that have changed.



  • recordmydesktop =
  • recordmydesktop(x86-64) =

    Install Howto

    1. Add the openSUSE Multimedia Apps repository:
      # zypper addrepo opensuse-multimedia-apps
    2. Install recordmydesktop rpm package:
      # zypper install recordmydesktop


    • /usr/bin/recordmydesktop
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/recordmydesktop/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/recordmydesktop/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/recordmydesktop/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/recordmydesktop/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/recordmydesktop/README
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/recordmydesktop/TODO
    • /usr/share/man/man1/recordmydesktop.1.gz


    2014-10-04 - - Add recordmydesktop-sane-theora-defaults.patch: use some saner Theora default values. Older Theora encoders simply ignored insane settings. The original defaults were 'Limit to 45kbit/s at highest quality (63)'. The new default is to set the highest quality, without bitrate limit (boo#780609).

    2014-10-01 - - Clean up BuildRequires in line with what configure checks for and convert to pkgconfig where possible: + Drop xorg-x11-devel (metapackage), xorg-x11-libICE-devel, xorg-x11-libSM-devel and xorg-x11-libxext-devel. + Add pkgconfig() BuildRequires: ice, sm, x11, xdamage, xext and xfixes.

    2012-04-06 - - Replace License tag with spdx identifier (GPL-2.0).

    2011-02-14 - - Remove unneeded BuildRequires: autoconf, automake, gcc, gettext, gettext-devel, glibc-devel, intltool, jack, libtool, make. - Add xorg-x11-libXext-devel BuildRequires.

    2011-01-07 - - Add missing .changes. - Spec file tidy up. - Split out includes patch to build on < 11.3.

    2009-10-01 - - update to

    2008-11-24 - - update to 0.3.8: * code has been refactored and cleaned up extensively to ease maintenance and bugfixes * fixed a cursor-flickering bug * fixed color-space conversion * improved detection of compositing window managers * libjack is now linked normally during compilation instead of being dlopened later

    2008-03-19 - - new upstream version

    2007-12-18 - - new upstream version

    2007-09-09 - - moved to Packman