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    i am using opensuse kde version and every time i use istanbul it freezes during the saving process any ideas on how to fix this?

    i would prefer to use recordmydesktop but cant find it in the software manager??????

    any help would be appreciated

    Thank You All

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    thank you so much you rock!!!!

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    Smile Re: ISTANBUL

    Quote Originally Posted by donsmouse1973 View Post
    i am using opensuse kde version and every time i use istanbul it freezes during the saving process any ideas on how to fix this?

    i would prefer to use recordmydesktop but cant find it in the software manager??????

    any help would be appreciated

    Thank You All
    So, you did not mention your openSUSE version or if 32/64 bit. Trying istanbul version 0.2.2 in openSUSE 11.4 64 Bit KDE, I found that indeed most often, the program will crash when you stop recording your desktop and go to save, though it did not crash every time. This program originated with Gnome and is old, its not been updated since 2007. If this was me, I find a copy of openSUSE 11.3/GNOME and see if it would work with that, else I would give up and look for something else.

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    Default Re: ISTANBUL

    I use ffmpeg to record desktop activity. Install ffmpeg, faad, faac, x264 from packman repo. Create a text file named libx264-HQ.ffpreset which will contain

    Code:
    vcodec=libx264
    acodec=aac
    ab=112k
    coder=1
    g=250
    partitions=+parti4x4+partp8x8+partb8x8
    me_method=hex
    me_range=16
    keyint_min=25
    sc_threshold=40
    i_qfactor=0.71
    b_strategy=1
    threads=0
    flags=+loop
    crf=35.0
    ar=48000
    subq=6
    cmp=+chroma
    trellis=0
    refs=2
    strict=experimental
    Then save it in /home/username/.ffmpeg

    to record your desktop activity (only video) run this command

    Code:
    ffmpeg -f x11grab -s <your_resulation> -r 25 -i :0.0 -vpre libx264-HQ output.mp4
    Use your preferred resulation(1024*768, 1280*1024 etc). After finishing your desktop activity just press q to stop the recording.

    For loss-less video

    Code:
    ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 25 -s 1024*768 -i :0.0 -vcodec ffv1 -sameq output-lossless-8.avi
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, Gigabyte GA 880gm-ud2h mobo, 4GB RAM
    with Opensuse 11.4 KDE

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    Default Re: ISTANBUL

    sorry guys its 64 bit version i just tried the record my desktop and it doesnt work to good either
    ill try that ffmpeg later on but i would rather use istanbul or recordmydesktop

    Thanks

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    i got recordmydesktop to work thanks alot to everyone

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