Simple screencasting for Ubuntu

Registered 2010-12-02 by Andrew Sellers

Tibesti Screencaster is a program for Ubuntu that allows you to record your screen and your microphone and/or audio out sounds. It allows you to record to multiple output formats, such as WebM, Ogg Media, Flash and several types of Matroska based formats. In addition, Tibesti will log your screencasts to Zeitgeist in case you forget where you saved the file. If you need a simple program to record your screen, then Tibesti can be your program.

I used Istanbul Session Recorder as an inspiration, but no copy pasting, just similar underlying techniques. i.e. we both use Python, Gstreamer, Cairo, and PyGTK.
The suggested way to install the program is to use the ppa, which you can add by running
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ackondro/tibesti
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tibesti

Questions and Bugs can be asked on this Launchpad site.

The current known deficiency is that Gnome Shell is not able to be recorded.

1.2.8 is being rolled out to the ppa's. This unifies the ARB and General branches as far as numbering goes.

New feature developnent is currently on hiatus until I can get the application through Ubuntu's AppReview Board. When that's done, Tibesti 1.3 will start development with the main goals being general code cleanup, full documentation, and multiple backends (planned are a recordMyDesktop for Gnome Shell recording, General (current) and some sort of glc based system for OpenGL applications.

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Maintainer:
Andrew Sellers
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trunk series 

lp:tibesti 
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Programming Languages:
python
Licences:
Apache Licence
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Latest version is 1.2.8
released on 2011-04-21

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  • 1.2.3+ versions appearing on 2011-02-15
    No this doesn't mean that there's a bunch of bugs I'm fixing, instead it mean...
  • 1.2 Release is here on 2011-02-12
    After quite a bit of work, 1.2 is here. Get the 1.2 release branch, or wait t...
  • 1.2 Delayed on 2011-01-28
    Refactoring is taking longer than originally anticipates, so 1.2 will be dela...