HOWTO: Time-lapse capture your Linux desktop

OR: Playing with my scrot I’ve been playing with my scrot relentlessly for the past two or three days. Literally non-stop for hours a time. I’ve even been making videos and then putting those videos on YouTube. /innuendo Scrot – SCReen shOT – is a FOSS screen capture utility that cleaves to the old Unix […]

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It was, for the record:

[mark][Screenlapse] # mencoder -ovc copy -oac mp3lame -audiofile basket_case.mp3 -mf w=1024:h=600:fps=20:type=jpg ‘mf://@files.txt’ -o screenlapse.avi This also worked perfectly well to get a YouTube video: [mark][Screenlapse] # mencoder -ovc x264 -oac mp3lame -audiofile basket_case.mp3 -mf w=1024:h=600:fps=20:type=jpg ‘mf://@files.txt’ -o screenlapse.avi


Timelapse, part 2 of 1

Inspired by yesterday’s timelapse experiments at 091 Labs, I bought a cheap little PC Line webcam from Currys today (tenner for 1.3mp isn’t bad) and experimented some more with webcam. The results have been: I’ve eliminated the need for a external script to manage the capture operation. A simple webcam & dumps the process into […]