Re: Screencast VP8/WebM support?
On 06/03/2010 11:29 AM, Owen Taylor wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 10:38 -0500, Ryan Peters wrote:
>> I have recently tried out the fantastic GNOME Shell built-in screencast
>> recorder, and while looking through the gconf settings for it, I was
>> reminded that it saves videos in Theora format. Since VP8/WebM has
>> proven to be a much better container and video codec, could it be used
>> by default or at least available as an option?
> The option is there if you tweak the GConf settings. (yeah, writing new
> GStreamer pipelines isn't for the faint of heart...)
> Adel Gadllah has done some experiments with WebM pipelines with pretty
> good success. The codec availability isn't yet to point where we'd want
> to make it a default, I think.
>> On a related note, is it planned/allowed to be able to record audio as
>> well as video?
> It should be possible with the right GStreamer pipeline to record the
> ambient audio into the recording.
> (In general, I think overdubs do make for better screencasts... it's
> hard to drive a screencast and talk coherently at the same time.)
> - Owen