[MPlayer-users] Re: WMV Screen capture codec

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Aug 31 20:20:03 CEST 2003

On Sun, Aug 31, 2003 at 04:24:27PM +0100, Paulo Rocha wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Michael Perkhofer wrote:
> > We are just finding out, what's the best solution, to produce
> > Multilanguage Videos of Screen Capturing. Using MS Media Encoder 9 we can
> > produce nice and lossless videos files, at very high compression rates,
> > using the WMV Screencapturing codec Series 9. As expected the files play
> > well, using Windows, they don't play at all using Mac OSX. Is it possible
> > to play (and access the 2 audio streams) these files using mplayer, under
> > Linux?
> The best solution is not a video codec, but Flash. Flash is great for screen
> recording because it is lossless, producing small and crisp films.
> There is a very good freeware program for Windows which outputs to Flash:
>         http://www.ehelp.com/camstudio/product/screenrecording/
> Camstudio was formely GPL. But now it is proprietary again, and the sources
> are not available anymore!

Someone should find and post the old GPL sources...

> If you want to do the same thing in Linux it is also possible with vnc2swf:     
>         http://www.unixuser.org/~euske/vnc2swf/
> Since it is VNC based, you use it with every operating system which supports
> VNC.



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