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gaalaaant
April 20th, 2009, 05:52 AM
Whenever I try to record in xvidcap it disappears? Now I understand that's what it SHOULD DO, but how do I get it to come back and let me stop recording >= ?

rajeeja
April 28th, 2009, 11:37 AM
Just installed Jaunty...there is no sound codec for XVIDCAP....


Xvidcap complains about not having audio support build in:

xvidcap --fps 15 --quality 100 --gui yes --format avi --audio yes

Audio support not present in this binary.



Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge xvidcap
2. start xvidcap with --audio yes

Actual Results:
Audio support not present in this binary.

Expected Results:
Audio support should be build in

emerge --info

Portage 2.1.6.7 (default/linux/amd64/2008.0/desktop, gcc-4.3.3,
glibc-2.8_p20080602-r1, 2.6.27.6 x86_64)
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System uname:
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ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/gentoo/
ftp://ftp2.tnc.edu.tw/pub1/Gentoo/"
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PORTDIR="/usr/portage"
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Unset: CPPFLAGS, CTARGET, EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS, FFLAGS, INSTALL_MASK,
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ana.sord
May 2nd, 2009, 10:03 AM
my XvidCap also disappeared when I pressed "record". I started the program from the terminal and got this error:
xtoffmpeg.c add_video_stream(): video codec not found

I found a solution in a french ubuntu forum, Ii was to install: libavcodec-unstripped-52
(I did it with synaptics and it uninstalled another library)

Now I'm able to use Xvidcap and make screen recordings... (I have some rendering problems, but that's another story)

Braedon
May 12th, 2009, 02:59 AM
Yes, but my audio STILL doesn't work! So frustrating!

gnowak
June 5th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Hey, I have the exact same problem. Do you think compiling from scratch could help?

Does anyone have xvidcap working with sound?

worksofcraft
June 7th, 2009, 12:05 PM
I installed the latest XVidCap from teh software channel using Synapitic Package Manager and had same problem.

The version I had before works fine and you can get it from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=81535&package_id=83441&release_id=613295

take the one named xvidcap_1.1.7intrepid_i386.deb

Good Luck ):P

gnowak
June 7th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Thanks.

That's no option if you are running 64bit though..

I use Jaunty 64 bit.

worksofcraft
June 7th, 2009, 12:47 PM
oh soz...I didn't know. I thought 64 bit processors could run 32 bit apps... Omg this is messy :redface:

gnowak
June 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
64 bit processors can run 32 bit apps, but 64 bit can't or.. they can with some tweaking but that's another story...

gnowak
June 7th, 2009, 03:52 PM
Hey. I tried the xvidcap_1.1.7intrepid_i386.deb on Jaunty 32 bit, it works very well!

The only problem is, how can we get xvidcap in 62 bit?... with sound/audio.

worksofcraft
June 10th, 2009, 08:52 AM
Hey. I tried the xvidcap_1.1.7intrepid_i386.deb on Jaunty 32 bit, it works very well!

The only problem is, how can we get xvidcap in 62 bit?... with sound/audio.

I was hoping someone would give you an answer. I too have an AMD quad core 64 bit processor, but I eventually gave up on 64 bit... just too many problems and all the 64 bit addresses cause huge code bloat and reduced performance and basically on my single user computer with 4 GB ram I just don't see a need for any programs that can't make do with 32 bits. However that's not really on topic for this thread I suppose.

So what is.... well besides XVidCap there is a video editing system called LiVES that provides capture from another Window... might be worth trying ?

gnowak
June 10th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Hey, I haven't tried LiVES but I have tried Kdenlive but it does not work very well.. clipping sound etc.

worksofcraft
June 13th, 2009, 04:53 AM
It sounds like we have similar objectives. I'm trying to capture on screen activity and turn it into tutorial videos using free software tools on Linux. It's taken me a while just to get sound recorder going... well actually I gave up on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) and started again with 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). Have been running into one problem after another but determined to get there eventually.

Would anyone be interested in my progress reports on this thread... or elsewhere? I can tell you all about my discoveries with Cinelerra, LiVES and Kino... might have a go at Kdenlive and PiTiVi and finally document how I think it best is done and we can perhaps share ideas when we get stuck ;)

worksofcraft
June 13th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Oh well here goes anyway:

Kino was easy to install with...
sudo apt-get install kino

Had no problem importing my mpeg files but could not find any menu option for adding or modifying the sound tracks.

Conclusion: Kino does not appear to be an appropriate tool for adding narration to video I captured with XVidCap :(

worksofcraft
June 14th, 2009, 04:12 AM
Just out of interest, submitted my mpeg video files to Windows Movie Maker... and got the error message "...cannot be imported because required codec is not installed..." the required mpeg codec is allegedly available from a Microsoft site but that requires validation of my windows installation. Even though I have a perfectly legitimate holographed product key Microsoft decree I installed it once too often. No doubt over the years I was just unlucky with viruses and irrecoverable system crashes but either way, having coughed up my hard earned cash for every one of their OS'es since DOS 3.1 I'm not paying them for yet another license :P

Conclusion: The cost of Windows Movie Maker would be prohibitive... so best persevere with Linux tyvm.

gnowak
June 14th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Hey.

Nice to hear from someone else.

I actually don't think there is anything wrong with recordmydesktop or xvidcap. The error is with the soundcard. I have a Lenovo T400 and I have issues with sound, where soundcapture obviously is one of them.

Wake up Lenovo and or Intel and get us some nix support here ;-)



sudo lshw -C sound
[sudo] password for gnowak:
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
version: 03
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0 module=snd_hda_intel



Xvidcap and recordmydesktop perform a lot better on my old T40p IBM.. IBM rulez... slash ruled..

worksofcraft
June 14th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Hey.

Nice to hear from someone else.

I actually don't think there is anything wrong with recordmydesktop or xvidcap. The error is with the soundcard. I have a Lenovo T400 and I have issues with sound, where soundcapture obviously is one of them.

Wake up Lenovo and or Intel and get us some nix support here ;-)



sudo lshw -C sound
[sudo] password for gnowak:
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
version: 03
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0 module=snd_hda_intel



Xvidcap and recordmydesktop perform a lot better on my old T40p IBM.. IBM rulez... slash ruled..

well mine gives:
sudo lshw -C sound
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=32 module=snd_hda_intel


so it's the same driver. I had incredible problems with the audio on Hardy Heron... in fact I just gave up and installed Jaunty Jackalope which works just fine with sound recorder.

worksofcraft
June 14th, 2009, 10:22 PM
Meanwhile I'm still trying to add my own narration to the videos I captured from my desk top.

Had no problem installing PiTiVi using
sudo apt-get install pitivi


...but would you believe, like in Kino I can find no way to put my .wav recorded audio onto the story board with my .mpeg recorded video clips and then export as a new video. Sigh - surely this is fairly elemental I thought... am I missing something here ? :/

gnowak
June 15th, 2009, 06:39 AM
You could do that in Kdenlive.

gobberpooper
July 12th, 2009, 05:41 PM
oh wow thank you very much. I was about to install that one until it told me that it would be better to install the latest version.