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Hi, I have an old laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 with GNOME 3.10, and it runs Minecraft fairly well, considering my machine specs. I want to start doing Minecraft videos, but ...
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    Screen recording on my laptop


    Hi,

    I have an old laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 with GNOME 3.10, and it runs Minecraft fairly well, considering my machine specs.

    I want to start doing Minecraft videos, but recording my screen (with the software I've found) is very resource-intensive, and drops my FPS to about 10. I've tried:

    RecordMyDesktop: always fails with an error
    Kazam: works OK, but either force quits with a memory exception while playing Minecraft or produces verry laggy video, about a frame per 5 seconds

    Is there any software/anything I can do to make smoother videos?
    I'm also planning to record Java and Terminal tutorials, not just Minecraft.

    My specs:
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    Ubuntu 13.10 and GNOME 3.10
    2X Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T7300 at 2GHz
    3GB memory (2.9 usable)
    Intel GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics (**** I know)
    298.09/320GB Western Digital Hard Drive:
     - sda2: Windows 7 NTFS (197.99 GB)
     - sda3 extended (100 GB)
     - - sda5: Swap Partition (2.97 GB)
     - - sda6: Ubuntu ext4 (97.03 GB, 66.29 free)
    I'm willing to go as far as removing Windows and installing a different distro on here (been looking at Linux Lite) , although I would like to avoid loosing Windows as I have to go back there from time to time to do little tasks for college (they use Windows, have had compatibility issues before). I also have access to MS Dreamspark so I can get other Windows OSses if that helps.

    Let me know if you need any more information.

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    Have you tried using ffmpeg? Here is an exerpt from the ffmpeg man page:
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       X11 grabbing
           Grab the X11 display with ffmpeg via
    
                   ffmpeg -f x11grab -s cif -r 25 -i :0.0 /tmp/out.mpg
    
           0.0 is display.screen number of your X11 server, same as the DISPLAY environment variable.
    
                   ffmpeg -f x11grab -s cif -r 25 -i :0.0+10,20 /tmp/out.mpg
    
           0.0 is display.screen number of your X11 server, same as the DISPLAY environment variable. 10 is the x-offset
           and 20 the y-offset for the grabbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Have you tried using ffmpeg? Here is an exerpt from the ffmpeg man page:
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       X11 grabbing
           Grab the X11 display with ffmpeg via
    
                   ffmpeg -f x11grab -s cif -r 25 -i :0.0 /tmp/out.mpg
    
           0.0 is display.screen number of your X11 server, same as the DISPLAY environment variable.
    
                   ffmpeg -f x11grab -s cif -r 25 -i :0.0+10,20 /tmp/out.mpg
    
           0.0 is display.screen number of your X11 server, same as the DISPLAY environment variable. 10 is the x-offset
           and 20 the y-offset for the grabbing.
    Ubuntu says ffmpeg is deprecated, and that I should use avconv instead. is there any major differences?

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    I needed Java for this on a older gear than yours.

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    Nothing needed installing or ran other than java. You can use rubbermans command also. That is a generic standard warning from Ubuntu and Debian and does not mean anything yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    I needed Java for this on a older gear than yours.

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    Nothing needed installing or ran other than java. You can use rubbermans command also. That is a generic standard warning from Ubuntu and Debian and does not mean anything yet.
    That site only lets me record for 5 minutes at a time. My Minecraft videos can last up to a half-hour.

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    OK, avconv works great on my laptop. But I can only record my microphone :/ is there a way to record both the microphone and the system audio?

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    no idea brother. search on google

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