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Troubleshooting


Some codecs (e.g. H.264) are 'not installed'

Some distributions will omit codecs that have patent issues, but allow you to install them as a separate package. For Ubuntu, this can be done by running: sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-53 libavformat-extra-53.

"Can't open output file" error

This error indicates that the output file could not be created. Common causes are:

  • The output directory does not exist (i.e. you entered an incorrect path).

  • You don't have permission to write to the output directory.

  • Your hard disk is full.

"Can't write header" error

This error indicates that ffmpeg/libav (the underlying video and audio encoding library) failed to initialize the output file. Common causes are:

  • You have selected a codec that is not supported by the container (for example, you tried to use the VP8 video codec with the MP4 container).

  • Your hard disk is full.

Weird glitches (horizontal lines, missing objects) when using the NVIDIA proprietary drivers

Here's a screenshot of the bug appearing in Minecraft: link. Luckily there is a simple fix. Go to the NVIDIA driver settings and disable 'allow flipping'. I've only seen this issue for the NVIDIA prorietary driver, but it may also apply to other drivers/vendors. Alternatively, switch to OpenGL recording.

This issue will only appear when you use an OpenGL based compositing window manager (Compiz, Mutter, KWin with effects enabled, ...) or when you run a fullscreen OpenGL application and you try to record it without OpenGL recording.

I'm pretty sure the cause is a race condition inside the X server, where the server tries to take a screenshot of the screen while at the same time the NVIDIA driver flips the front and back buffer. The result is a screenshot of the back buffer (which is in the process of being redrawn) rather than the front buffer.

OpenGL recording doesn't work: the application size is not recognized

If your application is 32-bit (e.g. Steam, most Windows games running through WINE), and you have a 64-bit system, make sure you have installed the 32-bit SimpleScreenRecorder libraries. More information can be found here.

If this doesn't solve the problem, you may need to do something special to get the right environment variables to the program that you want to record. For example, Steam games need some special settings. Try running the program from a terminal, and look for lines like this:

[SSR-GLInject] Library loaded (64-bit).
[SSR-GLInject] [GLXFrameGrabber 1] Created GLX frame grabber.
[SSR-GLInject] [/dev/shm/ssr-channel-maarten/video-18793506676-12090-glx0001-glxgears] Created video stream.
[SSR-GLInject] OpenGL version = 4.4 (4.4.0 NVIDIA 343.36).
[SSR-GLInject] [/dev/shm/ssr-channel-maarten/video-18793506676-12090-glx0001-glxgears] frame size = 300x300.

If you don't see any lines starting with [SSR-GLInject], the library is not loaded, which means the program didn't get the right environment variables. If the program is started through a wrapper script, you should try to run the actual program directly, without the wrapper script.

If you do see lines starting with [SSR-GLInject], but not the one with GLXFrameGrabber in it, the application is probably not an OpenGL program.

If you do see lines starting with [SSR-GLInject], including the one with GLXFrameGrabber, but it still doesn't work, please send me a bug report. OpenGL recording is experimental, so it is possible that it doesn't work yet for all programs.

Slowed-down, out-of-sync audio when recording the speakers with PulseAudio

When this happens, you will usually get the following error message:

Warning: Audio input is more than 5% too fast, video and audio will be out of sync.

The cause is a bug in PulseAudio. The issue has been fixed and the fix should arrive in some future version (probably 4.1). For now, you can work around the bug by modifying the file /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and adding/modifying these lines:

default-sample-rate = 44100
alternate-sample-rate = 44100

After doing this, you should restart PulseAudio (or just reboot). These values will force PulseAudio to use the same sample rate at all times rather than switching between 44100 Hz and 48000 Hz (which will trigger the bug).

Some users have reported that sound recorded through PulseAudio is still buggy even after applying this workaround, so it appears that there is more than one bug in PulseAudio that can cause this issue. I haven't been able to reproduce this myself though. If you are unable to fix the problems with PulseAudio, consider using JACK instead.

No sound when recording the speakers with PulseAudio

If no sound is recorded, make sure the monitor channel is not muted. To do this, go to the "Input devices" tab in PulseAudio Volume Control, select "Show: All input devices" and make sure the "Mute audio" button of the monitor channel is not enabled. (credit goes to 'scrawl' for figuring this out)


Comments

Fabblow

Comment #1: Wed, 16 Oct 2013, 16:00 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hi!! First of all, sorry for my English. SCR is the only program that makes everything I need but I found a problem with sound. About the minute 17 it begans to sound like a mobile under earth. I use Ubuntu 13.04 and I record Minecraft with sound and mic. ¿Do you know anything about?

Thanks!!

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #2: Fri, 18 Oct 2013, 18:55 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Fabblow

Hi!! First of all, sorry for my English. SCR is the only program that makes everything I need but I found a problem with sound. About the minute 17 it begans to sound like a mobile under earth. I use Ubuntu 13.04 and I record Minecraft with sound and mic. ¿Do you know anything about?

Thanks!!

You're not the first one, there's a bug report that's surprisingly similar:
https://github.com/MaartenBaert/ssr/issues/32
Unless that was also you of course :).

I think it's a problem with PulseAudio. If that's the case, you should be able to use JACK instead in the next version, and that should fix the issue.

Just in case it isn't PulseAudio, could you tell me what codecs you were using, and send me the log file? You can find it at ~/.ssr.

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #3: Wed, 20 Nov 2013, 1:05 (GMT+1, DST)

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i just went to check my /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and sure enough the default-sample-rate was at 96000 so I changed it to 44100 but I also added the alternate-sample-rate which I thought I was suppose to but when I restart pulse, I recieve this error
E: [pulseaudio] conf-parser.c: [/etc/pulse/daemon.conf:79] Unknown lvalue 'alternate-sample-rate' in section 'n/a'.

Just an FYI, I commented it out and pulse starts back up just fine. Is there any reason we don't set pulse to 48000, I have read that's what streaming input should be set to because its devisible evenly, does this have any merit?

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #4: Fri, 22 Nov 2013, 21:23 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

i just went to check my /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and sure enough the default-sample-rate was at 96000 so I changed it to 44100 but I also added the alternate-sample-rate which I thought I was suppose to but when I restart pulse, I recieve this error
E: [pulseaudio] conf-parser.c: [/etc/pulse/daemon.conf:79] Unknown lvalue 'alternate-sample-rate' in section 'n/a'.

Just an FYI, I commented it out and pulse starts back up just fine. Is there any reason we don't set pulse to 48000, I have read that's what streaming input should be set to because its devisible evenly, does this have any merit?

SSR is currently hard-coded to 44100 (meaning there is no way to change it from the GUI right now), and there is a bug that only gets triggered when a different application plays at the alternate sample rate. By setting both to the same rate, that bug is gone. But it looks like your version of PulseAudio doesn't even have that option, so that can't be it.

I think this is an unrelated bug. But I have never seen it myself, so it's hard to tell.

Anyway, JACK support is almost done, and it should be more reliable that adding null sinks and loopbacks to PulseAudio. After this I want to add multiple audio inputs and mixing to SSR so that should also work around this bug (I hope).

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #5: Fri, 22 Nov 2013, 22:43 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

i just went to check my /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and sure enough the default-sample-rate was at 96000 so I changed it to 44100 but I also added the alternate-sample-rate which I thought I was suppose to but when I restart pulse, I recieve this error
E: [pulseaudio] conf-parser.c: [/etc/pulse/daemon.conf:79] Unknown lvalue 'alternate-sample-rate' in section 'n/a'.

Just an FYI, I commented it out and pulse starts back up just fine. Is there any reason we don't set pulse to 48000, I have read that's what streaming input should be set to because its devisible evenly, does this have any merit?

SSR is currently hard-coded to 44100 (meaning there is no way to change it from the GUI right now), and there is a bug that only gets triggered when a different application plays at the alternate sample rate. By setting both to the same rate, that bug is gone. But it looks like your version of PulseAudio doesn't even have that option, so that can't be it.

I think this is an unrelated bug. But I have never seen it myself, so it's hard to tell.

Anyway, JACK support is almost done, and it should be more reliable that adding null sinks and loopbacks to PulseAudio. After this I want to add multiple audio inputs and mixing to SSR so that should also work around this bug (I hope).

since ssr is going to record at 44100 no matter what, i should NOT set pulse default to 48000 then correct? Just curious why i've read that 48000 is the preferred sample rate for streaming and if you have heard that?

Everything is actually working perfectly right now. I couldn't be happier with my streaming to twitch using ssr, i had 6 viewers last night. I was playing in a 1280x720 windowed mode game. (not opengl since i didn't have to enable it) I spent hours upon hours trying to get a bash script of ffmpeg or avconv to work right and no matter what it wasn't sync'ing the audio streams with the video.

Thank you!!!!

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #6: Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 0:30 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

since ssr is going to record at 44100 no matter what, i should NOT set pulse default to 48000 then correct? Just curious why i've read that 48000 is the preferred sample rate for streaming and if you have heard that?

I don't know. Some people seem to prefer 48000, others 44100. It really doesn't matter as long as you avoid unnecessary conversions, so for the best audio quality you should indeed set PulseAudio to 44100 as well.

Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

I spent hours upon hours trying to get a bash script of ffmpeg or avconv to work right and no matter what it wasn't sync'ing the audio streams with the video.

This is a problem inherent to ffmpeg, it doesn't have a good system to deal with synchronization issues AFAIK. It just assumes that if you start the video and audio at roughly the same, it will stay in sync, but that's often not true. It also assumes that the video frame rate stays constant throughout the entire video, which is also not true. Those are the things I had to do myself to make it work properly :).

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #7: Fri, 6 Dec 2013, 2:51 (GMT+1, DST)

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Very strange. Running kernel 3.7.0-030700-generic and your software works to record the steam demo game called "Life Goes On" BUT with 3.10.1-031001-generic installed from an ubuntu saucy ppa, I can't record "Life Goes On" with your software, the file size acts like it captured video/audio (there's even video/audio in the preview window BUT when I click on the file parole and vlc says there is no stream in the video file. If I view the mediainfo on the file it shows

Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : Base Media
Codec ID                                 : isom
File size                                : 336 KiB

How does the kernel affect screen capturing? I tried kazam as well and that doesn't work either, in fact trying to create a window to record in kazam i don't get any graphics on screen when I start the box, its just a greyed out desktop.

Any thoughts? I installed 3.10 because I want to try out bcache with my OCZ Synapse Caching SSD

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #8: Sat, 7 Dec 2013, 15:41 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

Very strange. Running kernel 3.7.0-030700-generic and your software works to record the steam demo game called "Life Goes On" BUT with 3.10.1-031001-generic installed from an ubuntu saucy ppa, I can't record "Life Goes On" with your software, the file size acts like it captured video/audio (there's even video/audio in the preview window BUT when I click on the file parole and vlc says there is no stream in the video file. If I view the mediainfo on the file it shows

Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : Base Media
Codec ID                                 : isom
File size                                : 336 KiB

How does the kernel affect screen capturing? I tried kazam as well and that doesn't work either, in fact trying to create a window to record in kazam i don't get any graphics on screen when I start the box, its just a greyed out desktop.

Any thoughts? I installed 3.10 because I want to try out bcache with my OCZ Synapse Caching SSD

I've used it with 3.7, 3.8, 3.10, 3.11 and now 3.12, and never seen an issue like that. Are you sure that the kernel is really the only thing that changed? It seems very unlikely that a kernel would break something like this, unless there's already some other subtle bug in the code that wasn't noticed earlier.

The fact that the preview still works suggests that the problem is in the ffmpeg/libav libraries and not SSR itself. It could also be a bug in VLC, so maybe you should try it with mplayer or ffplay/avplay as well (but it's unlikely, the file should never be that small). You can also try a few different formats in SSR (e.g. H.264+Vorbis in MKV).

Try to encode something with the ffmpeg/avconv command-line tool, like this:

avconv -i somevideofile.mp4 -c:v libx264 -crf 23 -preset superfast -c:a libvorbis -b:a 128k result.mkv

Now try to open that file in VLC. Does it play?

Last modified: Sat, 7 Dec 2013, 15:43 (GMT+1, DST)

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #9: Sun, 8 Dec 2013, 1:05 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

Very strange. Running kernel 3.7.0-030700-generic and your software works to record the steam demo game called "Life Goes On" BUT with 3.10.1-031001-generic installed from an ubuntu saucy ppa, I can't record "Life Goes On" with your software, the file size acts like it captured video/audio (there's even video/audio in the preview window BUT when I click on the file parole and vlc says there is no stream in the video file. If I view the mediainfo on the file it shows

Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : Base Media
Codec ID                                 : isom
File size                                : 336 KiB

How does the kernel affect screen capturing? I tried kazam as well and that doesn't work either, in fact trying to create a window to record in kazam i don't get any graphics on screen when I start the box, its just a greyed out desktop.

Any thoughts? I installed 3.10 because I want to try out bcache with my OCZ Synapse Caching SSD

I've used it with 3.7, 3.8, 3.10, 3.11 and now 3.12, and never seen an issue like that. Are you sure that the kernel is really the only thing that changed? It seems very unlikely that a kernel would break something like this, unless there's already some other subtle bug in the code that wasn't noticed earlier.

The fact that the preview still works suggests that the problem is in the ffmpeg/libav libraries and not SSR itself. It could also be a bug in VLC, so maybe you should try it with mplayer or ffplay/avplay as well (but it's unlikely, the file should never be that small). You can also try a few different formats in SSR (e.g. H.264+Vorbis in MKV).

Try to encode something with the ffmpeg/avconv command-line tool, like this:

avconv -i somevideofile.mp4 -c:v libx264 -crf 23 -preset superfast -c:a libvorbis -b:a 128k result.mkv

Now try to open that file in VLC. Does it play?

i'm really not sure what's wrong with my 3.10 kernel setup. I am abandoning using kernel 3.10 in 12.04.3 because I am no longer going to use bcache, I am going to try flashcache instead so I don't need 3.10.

Cjcwj12

Comment #10: Thu, 26 Dec 2013, 2:03 (GMT+1, DST)

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PLS HELP!!!!!
this is the best screen recorder I have come across but I re-installed my os (Elementary OS) and now when I install skype and then install ssr it deletes skype, when I re-install skype it deletes ssr. So I can't install both PLS HOW DO I FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #11: Thu, 26 Dec 2013, 15:37 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Cjcwj12

PLS HELP!!!!!
this is the best screen recorder I have come across but I re-installed my os (Elementary OS) and now when I install skype and then install ssr it deletes skype, when I re-install skype it deletes ssr. So I can't install both PLS HOW DO I FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Calm down ;)

Sounds like a dependency problem with the skype or SSR package. Try to install SSR from a terminal, and then install skype from a terminal, then copy the output of both commands and send it to me.

Cjcwj12

Comment #12: Fri, 27 Dec 2013, 10:57 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Cjcwj12

PLS HELP!!!!!
this is the best screen recorder I have come across but I re-installed my os (Elementary OS) and now when I install skype and then install ssr it deletes skype, when I re-install skype it deletes ssr. So I can't install both PLS HOW DO I FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Calm down ;)

Sounds like a dependency problem with the skype or SSR package. Try to install SSR from a terminal, and then install skype from a terminal, then copy the output of both commands and send it to me.

Alright so I installed ssr and it worked fine. But when I install skype after that I get this

[sudo apt-get install skype
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
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Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #13: Sun, 29 Dec 2013, 20:42 (GMT+1, DST)

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Alright so I installed ssr and it worked fine. But when I install skype after that I get this

where are you installing skype from? i am running xubuntu 12.04.3 and have no issues with skype and ssr being installed. Aptitude shows I am running skype version 4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2

Cjcwj12

Comment #14: Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 2:55 (GMT+1, DST)

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Alright so I installed ssr and it worked fine. But when I install skype after that I get this

where are you installing skype from? i am running xubuntu 12.04.3 and have no issues with skype and ssr being installed. Aptitude shows I am running skype version 4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2

They used to work together until I did a dist upgrade.
Im using Elementary OS and installing skype 4.2 via terminal and ppa
When I install it from software centre it still says SSR will be removed aswell as the lib stuffs

Maarten Baert

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Comment #15: Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 18:30 (GMT+1, DST)

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They used to work together until I did a dist upgrade.
Im using Elementary OS and installing skype 4.2 via terminal and ppa
When I install it from software centre it still says SSR will be removed aswell as the lib stuffs

The issue is not SSR but Qt4. Skype uses 32-bit Qt and SSR uses the 'right' Qt for your system (i.e. 64-bit if you have a 64-bit system). Apparently you can't install the 32-bit and 64-bit qt libraries at the same time. I suppose you also can't install VLC and Skype at the same time then. This is a packaging bug, you should report it to the maintainers.

This is probably the same issue:
http://elementaryforum.org/forum/support-assistance/support-assistance/5369-elementary-os-luna-64-bit-skype
You could try that workaround, or you could just wait a few days, it's possible that they will have fixed it by then.

Cjcwj12

Comment #16: Wed, 1 Jan 2014, 8:10 (GMT+1, DST)

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They used to work together until I did a dist upgrade.
Im using Elementary OS and installing skype 4.2 via terminal and ppa
When I install it from software centre it still says SSR will be removed aswell as the lib stuffs

The issue is not SSR but Qt4. Skype uses 32-bit Qt and SSR uses the 'right' Qt for your system (i.e. 64-bit if you have a 64-bit system). Apparently you can't install the 32-bit and 64-bit qt libraries at the same time. I suppose you also can't install VLC and Skype at the same time then. This is a packaging bug, you should report it to the maintainers.

This is probably the same issue:
http://elementaryforum.org/forum/support-assistance/support-assistance/5369-elementary-os-luna-64-bit-skype
You could try that workaround, or you could just wait a few days, it's possible that they will have fixed it by then.

yep it worked!

Cobra

Comment #17: Sun, 5 Jan 2014, 9:30 (GMT+1, DST)

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Just wanted to add, for those who are having issues recording through their internal mics, if you have both pulse audio and gnome alsa mixer installed, switch from pulse to the alsa mixer under audio input, and make sure mic is not muted under both alsa and pulse.

Maarten Baert

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Comment #18: Sun, 5 Jan 2014, 21:10 (GMT+1, DST)

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Just wanted to add, for those who are having issues recording through their internal mics, if you have both pulse audio and gnome alsa mixer installed, switch from pulse to the alsa mixer under audio input, and make sure mic is not muted under both alsa and pulse.

If you are referring to the SSR setting on the input page, that's not recommended. If you set SSR to ALSA while you have PulseAudio installed, SSR will be forced to use ALSA emulation for PulseAudio and that usually only makes things worse.

My advice is to check all settings in PulseAudio Volume Control first, and if that doesn't help, use the command-line program 'alsamixer'. These two programs give you the most extensive control over PulseAudio and ALSA respectively.

Cobra

Comment #19: Sat, 11 Jan 2014, 2:01 (GMT+1, DST)

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Just wanted to add, for those who are having issues recording through their internal mics, if you have both pulse audio and gnome alsa mixer installed, switch from pulse to the alsa mixer under audio input, and make sure mic is not muted under both alsa and pulse.

If you are referring to the SSR setting on the input page, that's not recommended. If you set SSR to ALSA while you have PulseAudio installed, SSR will be forced to use ALSA emulation for PulseAudio and that usually only makes things worse.

My advice is to check all settings in PulseAudio Volume Control first, and if that doesn't help, use the command-line program 'alsamixer'. These two programs give you the most extensive control over PulseAudio and ALSA respectively.

I did check every setting, setting it up as recommended with no avail, I tried re-installing SSR and Pulse with ALSA removed and visa versa and still the mic did not work at all. It was only after I re-installed ALSA mixer that I was able to switch between pulse and ALSA in the audio input section of SSR allowing me to switch between recording music or my voice and both at the same time, trust me the way I have it set up, works fine for me on ubuntu 12.04.3.

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Chaostiger

Comment #20: Sat, 25 Jan 2014, 22:55 (GMT+1, DST)

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For some reason, if I record full screen, Dota 2 is in a small window in the stream, taking up about 1/4 of the screen. I am playing fullscreen. I do not see this playing, the stream has the 1/4 size window. Any ideas?

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #21: Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 15:00 (GMT+1, DST)

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For some reason, if I record full screen, Dota 2 is in a small window in the stream, taking up about 1/4 of the screen. I am playing fullscreen. I do not see this playing, the stream has the 1/4 size window. Any ideas?

i'm not sure why that would happen. so you've tried both "opengl recording" and just "fullscreen" methods and the stream showing up is only a small window? You didn't accidentally enable the scaler option on page 1 of the settings did you?

Have you tried to play in windowed mode and stream by selecting the window? just a thought as a temporary work around until Maartin responds

Chaostiger

Comment #22: Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 16:37 (GMT+1, DST)

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For some reason, if I record full screen, Dota 2 is in a small window in the stream, taking up about 1/4 of the screen. I am playing fullscreen. I do not see this playing, the stream has the 1/4 size window. Any ideas?

i'm not sure why that would happen. so you've tried both "opengl recording" and just "fullscreen" methods and the stream showing up is only a small window? You didn't accidentally enable the scaler option on page 1 of the settings did you?

Have you tried to play in windowed mode and stream by selecting the window? just a thought as a temporary work around until Maartin responds

Yes, I posted on the opengl page too. I am always using scaling to 1280x720. It always happens when I try to stream with openGL recording. With normal screen capture, sometimes it works fine, the game is fullscreen, and sometimes not. I can't play in Windowed because scrolling with the mouse in Dota 2 windowed doesn't work. When my issue occurs, Dota 2 is in a small box on the stream, with the rest(about 3/4 of the screen) being taken up by my normal desktop, as if Dota was in a minimized window that was resized to 640x480. Thanks for the idea.

Edit: It may have to do with the way I have to alt-tab. I can't alt-tab normally because of a WM bug(Cinnamon), so switch to workspace 2 and back to one, by doing Control-Alt Right and then Control-Alt-Left.

Edit 2: This also happens with an avonv script. The stream could also be frozen on a random frame of the game, fullscreen, with the mouse moving. Borderless Windowed works but I can't play right due to the afformentioned issue. Might not be an SSR issue.

Last modified: Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 19:13 (GMT+1, DST)

Maarten Baert

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Comment #23: Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 21:39 (GMT+1, DST)

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Yes, I posted on the opengl page too. I am always using scaling to 1280x720. It always happens when I try to stream with openGL recording. With normal screen capture, sometimes it works fine, the game is fullscreen, and sometimes not. I can't play in Windowed because scrolling with the mouse in Dota 2 windowed doesn't work. When my issue occurs, Dota 2 is in a small box on the stream, with the rest(about 3/4 of the screen) being taken up by my normal desktop, as if Dota was in a minimized window that was resized to 640x480. Thanks for the idea.

Edit: It may have to do with the way I have to alt-tab. I can't alt-tab normally because of a WM bug(Cinnamon), so switch to workspace 2 and back to one, by doing Control-Alt Right and then Control-Alt-Left.

Edit 2: This also happens with an avonv script. The stream could also be frozen on a random frame of the game, fullscreen, with the mouse moving. Borderless Windowed works but I can't play right due to the afformentioned issue. Might not be an SSR issue.

SSR simply asks X11 for the size of the window, and it uses that resolution to record the game. It sounds like the game itself is doing something wrong, maybe it doesn't understand how you're supposed to make applications fullscreen on Linux.

I don't really understand your description. Can you upload a short video so I can see the issue, and describe what you actually see on the screen when this happens?

Chaostiger

Comment #24: Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 23:04 (GMT+1, DST)

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Yes, I posted on the opengl page too. I am always using scaling to 1280x720. It always happens when I try to stream with openGL recording. With normal screen capture, sometimes it works fine, the game is fullscreen, and sometimes not. I can't play in Windowed because scrolling with the mouse in Dota 2 windowed doesn't work. When my issue occurs, Dota 2 is in a small box on the stream, with the rest(about 3/4 of the screen) being taken up by my normal desktop, as if Dota was in a minimized window that was resized to 640x480. Thanks for the idea.

Edit: It may have to do with the way I have to alt-tab. I can't alt-tab normally because of a WM bug(Cinnamon), so switch to workspace 2 and back to one, by doing Control-Alt Right and then Control-Alt-Left.

Edit 2: This also happens with an avonv script. The stream could also be frozen on a random frame of the game, fullscreen, with the mouse moving. Borderless Windowed works but I can't play right due to the afformentioned issue. Might not be an SSR issue.

SSR simply asks X11 for the size of the window, and it uses that resolution to record the game. It sounds like the game itself is doing something wrong, maybe it doesn't understand how you're supposed to make applications fullscreen on Linux.

I don't really understand your description. Can you upload a short video so I can see the issue, and describe what you actually see on the screen when this happens?

Sure, thanks for replying. My SSR settings I was using to stream were Record the Entire Screen(I'm at 1920x1080), scale to 1280x720, 30 FPS, libx264 preset ultrafast 1000 bitrate. RTMP'd to twitch. Thanks

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oD1YiGxkP0

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Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #25: Mon, 27 Jan 2014, 20:11 (GMT+1, DST)

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Yes, I posted on the opengl page too. I am always using scaling to 1280x720. It always happens when I try to stream with openGL recording. With normal screen capture, sometimes it works fine, the game is fullscreen, and sometimes not. I can't play in Windowed because scrolling with the mouse in Dota 2 windowed doesn't work. When my issue occurs, Dota 2 is in a small box on the stream, with the rest(about 3/4 of the screen) being taken up by my normal desktop, as if Dota was in a minimized window that was resized to 640x480. Thanks for the idea.

Edit: It may have to do with the way I have to alt-tab. I can't alt-tab normally because of a WM bug(Cinnamon), so switch to workspace 2 and back to one, by doing Control-Alt Right and then Control-Alt-Left.

Edit 2: This also happens with an avonv script. The stream could also be frozen on a random frame of the game, fullscreen, with the mouse moving. Borderless Windowed works but I can't play right due to the afformentioned issue. Might not be an SSR issue.

it takes extra CPU to use the scaler to the best of my knowledge.
Since I only have bandwidth for 720p@30FPS I play all my games in 1280x720 and stream without the scaler. Maybe you could try another DE that doesn't contain the mouse scrolling bug that cinnamon has. I use Xubuntu but i haven't tried DOTA2 yet so I am not sure this mouse scrolling bug exists in XFCE or not.

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Chaostiger

Comment #26: Mon, 27 Jan 2014, 20:18 (GMT+1, DST)

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Yes, I posted on the opengl page too. I am always using scaling to 1280x720. It always happens when I try to stream with openGL recording. With normal screen capture, sometimes it works fine, the game is fullscreen, and sometimes not. I can't play in Windowed because scrolling with the mouse in Dota 2 windowed doesn't work. When my issue occurs, Dota 2 is in a small box on the stream, with the rest(about 3/4 of the screen) being taken up by my normal desktop, as if Dota was in a minimized window that was resized to 640x480. Thanks for the idea.

Edit: It may have to do with the way I have to alt-tab. I can't alt-tab normally because of a WM bug(Cinnamon), so switch to workspace 2 and back to one, by doing Control-Alt Right and then Control-Alt-Left.

Edit 2: This also happens with an avonv script. The stream could also be frozen on a random frame of the game, fullscreen, with the mouse moving. Borderless Windowed works but I can't play right due to the afformentioned issue. Might not be an SSR issue.

it takes extra CPU to use the scaler to the best of my knowledge.
Since I only have bandwidth for 720p@30FPS I play all my games in 1280x720 and stream without the scaler. Maybe you could try another DE that doesn't contain the mouse scrolling bug that cinnamon has. I use Xubuntu but i haven't tried DOTA2 yet so I am not sure this mouse scrolling bug exists in XFCE or not.

Apparently that's a Dota 2 bug, not a DWM issue.

Maarten Baert

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Comment #27: Wed, 29 Jan 2014, 4:05 (GMT+1, DST)

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Sure, thanks for replying. My SSR settings I was using to stream were Record the Entire Screen(I'm at 1920x1080), scale to 1280x720, 30 FPS, libx264 preset ultrafast 1000 bitrate. RTMP'd to twitch. Thanks

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oD1YiGxkP0

I understand now, you are not using 'OpenGL recording', you are using X11 recording to record a fullscreen OpenGL game, and that sometimes doesn't work. Actual OpenGL recording may work better in this case. Have you tried it?

You can also try to disable 'fullscreen unredirection' in your window manager (the name may be different, e.g. XFCE calls it 'display fullscreen overlay windows directly').

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it takes extra CPU to use the scaler to the best of my knowledge.

This is less of a problem with the new scaler. The packages in the repository still use the old scaler, but if you compiled from source, you have the new one (which is literally 10 times faster).

Chaostiger

Comment #28: Wed, 29 Jan 2014, 5:31 (GMT+1, DST)

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Sure, thanks for replying. My SSR settings I was using to stream were Record the Entire Screen(I'm at 1920x1080), scale to 1280x720, 30 FPS, libx264 preset ultrafast 1000 bitrate. RTMP'd to twitch. Thanks

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oD1YiGxkP0

I understand now, you are not using 'OpenGL recording', you are using X11 recording to record a fullscreen OpenGL game, and that sometimes doesn't work. Actual OpenGL recording may work better in this case. Have you tried it?

You can also try to disable 'fullscreen unredirection' in your window manager (the name may be different, e.g. XFCE calls it 'display fullscreen overlay windows directly').

Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

it takes extra CPU to use the scaler to the best of my knowledge.

This is less of a problem with the new scaler. The packages in the repository still use the old scaler, but if you compiled from source, you have the new one (which is literally 10 times faster).

Thanks again for replying Maarten. I have tried using openGL, but I'm having a similar odd issue here.If I am tabbed-into Dota 2, SSR reports the resolution as 1920x1080, which is correct. If I'm tabbed-out, looking at the SSR window, the resolution input number drops to 640x480. If I try starting the stream and then alt-tabbing into Dota 2, the stream is 640x480. I know it reports as 1920x1080 because if I alt tab quickly to SSR, I see Size In change from 1920x1080 to 640x480. Disabling fullscreen undirection didn't work. Thanks again.

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Comment #29: Wed, 29 Jan 2014, 5:53 (GMT+1, DST)

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Thanks again for replying Maarten. I have tried using openGL, but I'm having a similar odd issue here.If I am tabbed-into Dota 2, SSR reports the resolution as 1920x1080, which is correct. If I'm tabbed-out, looking at the SSR window, the resolution input number drops to 640x480. If I try starting the stream and then alt-tabbing into Dota 2, the stream is 640x480. I know it reports as 1920x1080 because if I alt tab quickly to SSR, I see Size In change from 1920x1080 to 640x480. Disabling fullscreen undirection didn't work. Thanks again.

I can only conclude that the game is doing something weird. Maybe it's opening two windows at the same time?

You could try to compile from the glinject-next branch, the OpenGL recording code in that branch can handle a lot more (including multiple windows, if that's the cause).

Chaostiger

Comment #30: Wed, 29 Jan 2014, 6:07 (GMT+1, DST)

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Thanks again for replying Maarten. I have tried using openGL, but I'm having a similar odd issue here.If I am tabbed-into Dota 2, SSR reports the resolution as 1920x1080, which is correct. If I'm tabbed-out, looking at the SSR window, the resolution input number drops to 640x480. If I try starting the stream and then alt-tabbing into Dota 2, the stream is 640x480. I know it reports as 1920x1080 because if I alt tab quickly to SSR, I see Size In change from 1920x1080 to 640x480. Disabling fullscreen undirection didn't work. Thanks again.

I can only conclude that the game is doing something weird. Maybe it's opening two windows at the same time?

You could try to compile from the glinject-next branch, the OpenGL recording code in that branch can handle a lot more (including multiple windows, if that's the cause).

I actually fixed it. Using openGL recording, I told SSR to scale to my native Dota 2 res, 1920x1080. I then started SSR streaming before I started dota 2. Now, when I am tabbed-into Dota 2 playing, it is being streamed at 1920x1080 and looks great. If I tab out, it drops to 640x480, but I can totally deal with that. Thanks Marteen. It's likely Valve dropping the ball, but this solution works.

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Maarten Baert

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Comment #31: Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 0:49 (GMT+1, DST)

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I actually fixed it. Using openGL recording, I told SSR to scale to my native Dota 2 res, 1920x1080. I then started SSR streaming before I started dota 2. Now, when I am tabbed-into Dota 2 playing, it is being streamed at 1920x1080 and looks great. If I tab out, it drops to 640x480, but I can totally deal with that. Thanks Marteen. It's likely Valve dropping the ball, but this solution works.

Nice to hear that. What did you change? Did switching to glinject-next fix it?

Cjcwj12

Comment #32: Wed, 12 Feb 2014, 10:32 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello I need some help,
First of all:
My video, I get good framerate while I am recording but the video itself looks laggy I want to know how to fix that, I am recording in OpenGL and I have SSR set to 30 frames,

Second of all how do I record game audio and my mic when it is a usb mic? the methods on your page don't work for it.

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #33: Wed, 12 Feb 2014, 15:48 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Cjcwj12

Hello I need some help,
First of all:
My video, I get good framerate while I am recording but the video itself looks laggy I want to know how to fix that, I am recording in OpenGL and I have SSR set to 30 frames,

Second of all how do I record game audio and my mic when it is a usb mic? the methods on your page don't work for it.

video still looks laggy, what codec are you using? if h264, what crf value are you using? you can always try lowering your resolution if your machine isn't powerfull enough to record 1080p or whatever high resolution you're running.

i use a USB webcam as my mic and the instructions on his page do work. you must not be following them exactly. Are you sure you're choosing properly within pavucontrol what get's piped into the nullsinks?

Cjcwj12

Comment #34: Thu, 13 Feb 2014, 6:06 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Ubuntuaddicted
Quote: Cjcwj12

Hello I need some help,
First of all:
My video, I get good framerate while I am recording but the video itself looks laggy I want to know how to fix that, I am recording in OpenGL and I have SSR set to 30 frames,

Second of all how do I record game audio and my mic when it is a usb mic? the methods on your page don't work for it.

video still looks laggy, what codec are you using? if h264, what crf value are you using? you can always try lowering your resolution if your machine isn't powerfull enough to record 1080p or whatever high resolution you're running.

i use a USB webcam as my mic and the instructions on his page do work. you must not be following them exactly. Are you sure you're choosing properly within pavucontrol what get's piped into the nullsinks?

I have a beast pc so performance is not the issue, I am using h264 but what does crf mean? BTW I use the easy way not the null way
The null way confuses me

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #35: Thu, 13 Feb 2014, 14:45 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Cjcwj12
Quote: Ubuntuaddicted
Quote: Cjcwj12

Hello I need some help,
First of all:
My video, I get good framerate while I am recording but the video itself looks laggy I want to know how to fix that, I am recording in OpenGL and I have SSR set to 30 frames,

Second of all how do I record game audio and my mic when it is a usb mic? the methods on your page don't work for it.

video still looks laggy, what codec are you using? if h264, what crf value are you using? you can always try lowering your resolution if your machine isn't powerfull enough to record 1080p or whatever high resolution you're running.

i use a USB webcam as my mic and the instructions on his page do work. you must not be following them exactly. Are you sure you're choosing properly within pavucontrol what get's piped into the nullsinks?

I have a beast pc so performance is not the issue, I am using h264 but what does crf mean? BTW I use the easy way not the null way
The null way confuses me

CRF = Constant Rate Factor. If you want to record both your game audio and mic audio, it should still work using the easy way. Are you opening pavucontrol and ensuring your loopback is directing your usb mic to your system sound?

can you upload a short 30 second clip so we can see the leggy video? also, if you could post a log file of a recording where you say the video is laggy, that may help

Cjcwj12

Comment #36: Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 1:55 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Ubuntuaddicted
Quote: Cjcwj12
Quote: Ubuntuaddicted
Quote: Cjcwj12

Hello I need some help,
First of all:
My video, I get good framerate while I am recording but the video itself looks laggy I want to know how to fix that, I am recording in OpenGL and I have SSR set to 30 frames,

Second of all how do I record game audio and my mic when it is a usb mic? the methods on your page don't work for it.

video still looks laggy, what codec are you using? if h264, what crf value are you using? you can always try lowering your resolution if your machine isn't powerfull enough to record 1080p or whatever high resolution you're running.

i use a USB webcam as my mic and the instructions on his page do work. you must not be following them exactly. Are you sure you're choosing properly within pavucontrol what get's piped into the nullsinks?

I have a beast pc so performance is not the issue, I am using h264 but what does crf mean? BTW I use the easy way not the null way
The null way confuses me

CRF = Constant Rate Factor. If you want to record both your game audio and mic audio, it should still work using the easy way. Are you opening pavucontrol and ensuring your loopback is directing your usb mic to your system sound?

can you upload a short 30 second clip so we can see the leggy video? also, if you could post a log file of a recording where you say the video is laggy, that may help

You can just check out my recent videos on my channel :http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFz_C5YLOin-YPDjzWMuf_w

Rightwingrb

Comment #37: Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 17:09 (GMT+1, DST)

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I am having an issue trying to record game audio (or any "system" audio) and a mic input simultaneously. My son does let's play vidoes for YouTube and needs to capture the game audio and his voice. He is using Mint 16 and we have tried all of the different audio setting in SSR. Jack does not work at all and Pulse or ALSA will only record one or the other (mic or sys audio). Any ideas what we may be doing wrong?

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #38: Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 23:31 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Rightwingrb

I am having an issue trying to record game audio (or any "system" audio) and a mic input simultaneously. My son does let's play vidoes for YouTube and needs to capture the game audio and his voice. He is using Mint 16 and we have tried all of the different audio setting in SSR. Jack does not work at all and Pulse or ALSA will only record one or the other (mic or sys audio). Any ideas what we may be doing wrong?

You should read this article, it's all explained there. I have plans to make this easier in future versions of SSR, but for now this is the only way to record multiple sources at the same time.

Rightwingrb

Comment #39: Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 15:06 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Rightwingrb

I am having an issue trying to record game audio (or any "system" audio) and a mic input simultaneously. My son does let's play vidoes for YouTube and needs to capture the game audio and his voice. He is using Mint 16 and we have tried all of the different audio setting in SSR. Jack does not work at all and Pulse or ALSA will only record one or the other (mic or sys audio). Any ideas what we may be doing wrong?

You should read this article, it's all explained there. I have plans to make this easier in future versions of SSR, but for now this is the only way to record multiple sources at the same time.

Thank you SO MUCH! We will give that a try and get back to you.

Freebooter

Comment #40: Sat, 10 May 2014, 1:42 (GMT+1, DST)

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Running into a problem with the quality of the recording i make. This doesn't appear to be a problem with your software, it seems prevalent on every recording software, even printing a screen pic. When i do these things, the colors are dulled (washed out) and look flat compared to what i'm actually seeing on my desktop. Any insight into the problem would be awesome. Thanks!

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Maarten Baert

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Comment #41: Sat, 10 May 2014, 17:24 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Freebooter

Running into a problem with the quality of the recording i make. This doesn't appear to be a problem with your software, it seems prevalent on every recording software, even printing a screen pic. When i do these things, the colors are dulled (washed out) and look flat compared to what i'm actually seeing on my desktop. Any insight into the problem would be awesome. Thanks!

All popular video formats use the YUV color space instead of RGB. SSR converts RGB to YUV420 (the most popular format) and your video player converts it back to RGB. YUV420 stores color information at half resolution, so some things (e.g. colored text) get smeared out a bit. Sadly there's no way to avoid that, it's a limitation of those video formats.

What you're seeing could also be a color profile issue. SSR has no support for color profiles, it just takes raw RGB and converts it to YUV, and the video player does the same in reverse. However, it's possible that your video player is doing an additional conversion to your color space, which would change the colors. In that case you should try a different video player (or play the same video on a different computer) to see whether that makes any difference.

Freebooter

Comment #42: Sat, 10 May 2014, 22:52 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert

All popular video formats use the YUV color space instead of RGB. SSR converts RGB to YUV420 (the most popular format) and your video player converts it back to RGB. YUV420 stores color information at half resolution, so some things (e.g. colored text) get smeared out a bit. Sadly there's no way to avoid that, it's a limitation of those video formats.

What you're seeing could also be a color profile issue. SSR has no support for color profiles, it just takes raw RGB and converts it to YUV, and the video player does the same in reverse. However, it's possible that your video player is doing an additional conversion to your color space, which would change the colors. In that case you should try a different video player (or play the same video on a different computer) to see whether that makes any difference.

Ahh your explanation makes sense. Yes it isn't as noticeable on the game graphics side of things, but really noticeable with text. Was screen casting a mud session for fun and really noticed a hude difference. Changing video players had no effect, since they all do the same things it seems. Thanks for the response.

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #43: Sun, 11 May 2014, 5:28 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Freebooter
Quote: Maarten Baert

All popular video formats use the YUV color space instead of RGB. SSR converts RGB to YUV420 (the most popular format) and your video player converts it back to RGB. YUV420 stores color information at half resolution, so some things (e.g. colored text) get smeared out a bit. Sadly there's no way to avoid that, it's a limitation of those video formats.

What you're seeing could also be a color profile issue. SSR has no support for color profiles, it just takes raw RGB and converts it to YUV, and the video player does the same in reverse. However, it's possible that your video player is doing an additional conversion to your color space, which would change the colors. In that case you should try a different video player (or play the same video on a different computer) to see whether that makes any difference.

Ahh your explanation makes sense. Yes it isn't as noticeable on the game graphics side of things, but really noticeable with text. Was screen casting a mud session for fun and really noticed a hude difference. Changing video players had no effect, since they all do the same things it seems. Thanks for the response.

i know this won't assist in livestreaming but i do believe you can apply color correction within a video editor like kdenive. http://opensource.com/life/11/11/kdenlive-part-4-colour-correction

Maarten Baert

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Comment #44: Mon, 12 May 2014, 3:36 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

i know this won't assist in livestreaming but i do believe you can apply color correction within a video editor like kdenive. http://opensource.com/life/11/11/kdenlive-part-4-colour-correction

That won't work, it's not a color space problem but a compression problem. There is literally no way to store colored text at full resolution in any of the popular video formats.

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #45: Tue, 13 May 2014, 18:22 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

i know this won't assist in livestreaming but i do believe you can apply color correction within a video editor like kdenive. http://opensource.com/life/11/11/kdenlive-part-4-colour-correction

That won't work, it's not a color space problem but a compression problem. There is literally no way to store colored text at full resolution in any of the popular video formats.

his original question was how to resolve the issue of his colors looking washed out and dull, this is solved by applying a color correction during editing. The effects it has on text I have no idea about but i do know that colors can be adjusted within kdenlive with color correction.

Mitchness

Comment #46: Mon, 23 Jun 2014, 15:38 (GMT+1, DST)

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My issue is a green video. It doesn't matter the format or video player I use. It still shows up green. The only thing I can do to view it is use avidemux. I tried saving it from there to various formats and still get a green screen. Audio works.

Maarten Baert

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Comment #47: Tue, 24 Jun 2014, 9:24 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Mitchness

My issue is a green video. It doesn't matter the format or video player I use. It still shows up green. The only thing I can do to view it is use avidemux. I tried saving it from there to various formats and still get a green screen. Audio works.

Which codec are you using? Can you send me an example file that I can analyze (not on YouTube, I need the file itself)?

Mitchness

Comment #48: Mon, 30 Jun 2014, 6:01 (GMT+1, DST)

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I fixed the issue. I should have been using the theora codec. All is well. :)
I am now running avi as the container and libtheora 1.1.1 It is working perfectly and has a great picture quality. Thank you. :)

Last modified: Mon, 30 Jun 2014, 8:34 (GMT+1, DST)

Joltthehedgehog

Comment #49: Thu, 24 Jul 2014, 1:35 (GMT+1, DST)

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Whenever I try starting a recording, I get this message:
[PageRecord::PageStart] Starting page...
[PageRecord::PageStart] Started page.
[PageRecord::RecordStart] Starting recording...
[Muxer::Init] Using format mp4 (MP4 format).
[BaseEncoder::CreateCodec] Error: Can't find codec!
[PageRecord::RecordStart] Error: Something went wrong during initialization.

Any help? I have no idea what it means by that.

Maarten Baert

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Comment #50: Wed, 30 Jul 2014, 13:44 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Joltthehedgehog

Whenever I try starting a recording, I get this message:
[PageRecord::PageStart] Starting page...
[PageRecord::PageStart] Started page.
[PageRecord::RecordStart] Starting recording...
[Muxer::Init] Using format mp4 (MP4 format).
[BaseEncoder::CreateCodec] Error: Can't find codec!
[PageRecord::RecordStart] Error: Something went wrong during initialization.

Any help? I have no idea what it means by that.

I assume you're trying to use H.264. Read this.

Rightwingrb

Comment #51: Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 23:05 (GMT+1, DST)

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I am currently using OpenSuse 13.1 and SSR. When I click record (or hit Ctl-R) SSR will start to record for less than a second and then crash. A file is saved as the selected type (.mp4, .mkv, etc) but never larger than about 50-60kb. Any suggestions?

Maarten Baert

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Comment #52: Sat, 25 Oct 2014, 0:24 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Rightwingrb

I am currently using OpenSuse 13.1 and SSR. When I click record (or hit Ctl-R) SSR will start to record for less than a second and then crash. A file is saved as the selected type (.mp4, .mkv, etc) but never larger than about 50-60kb. Any suggestions?

Make sure that you are using the latest version of SSR (0.3.1) and that the ffmpeg/libav libraries are up-to-date. If that doesn't fix the problem, please send me the log file (saved in ~/.ssr/logs) and a backtrace of the crash. You can get a backtrace by running:

gdb /usr/bin/simplescreenrecorder
run
(try to record something, wait for crash)
t a a bt full
quit

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Rightwingrb

Comment #53: Sat, 1 Nov 2014, 12:54 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Rightwingrb

I am currently using OpenSuse 13.1 and SSR. When I click record (or hit Ctl-R) SSR will start to record for less than a second and then crash. A file is saved as the selected type (.mp4, .mkv, etc) but never larger than about 50-60kb. Any suggestions?

Make sure that you are using the latest version of SSR (0.3.1) and that the ffmpeg/libav libraries are up-to-date. If that doesn't fix the problem, please send me the log file (saved in ~/.ssr/logs) and a backtrace of the crash. You can get a backtrace by running:

gdb /usr/bin/simplescreenrecorder
run
(try to record something, wait for crash)
t a a bt full
quit

Not quite sure what I did differently...I opened SSR to try what you suggested and it worked flawlessly with no changes. Thanks for your suggestions and I will let you know if I have any further issues. So far three days with no problems. :)

Chelovekot

Comment #54: Thu, 6 Nov 2014, 1:14 (GMT+1, DST)

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I have not so feeble machine: AMD FX(tm)-9590 (8 core), videocard — AMD Radeon HD7970, RAM — 16 Gb. But, when I record my screen with the program, I get a slideshow and freezes with frame rate about 0.3-0.5 frame per second...( The top command in terminal showes that Xorg consumes 95% and more CPU-usage. What can it be? Help, please!

By the way, it is not only when I use this program. I tried to ffmpeg, recordMydesktop, vokoscreeen and so on, but the effect is the same...(

P.S. I use Fedora 20 (GNOME).

[SOLVED by installing openSUSE]

Last modified: Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 2:10 (GMT+1, DST)

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #55: Fri, 7 Nov 2014, 18:56 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Chelovekot

I have not so feeble machine: AMD FX(tm)-9590 (8 core), videocard — AMD Radeon HD7970, RAM — 16 Gb. But, when I record my screen with the program, I get a slideshow and freezes with frame rate about 0.3-0.5 frame per second...( The top command in terminal showes that Xorg consumes 95% and more CPU-usage. What can it be? Help, please!

By the way, it is not only when I use this program. I tried to ffmpeg, recordMydesktop, vokoscreeen and so on, but the effect is the same...(

P.S. I use Fedora 20 (GNOME).

[SOLVED by installing openSUSE]

im sure it's more to do with your graphics driver libraries than it's to do with the specific distro. installing opensuse must have just done it correctly where as what you were using didn't have the libGL files correctly setup. that's my 2 cents.

Toor

Comment #56: Fri, 14 Nov 2014, 9:32 (GMT+1, DST)

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Is there an "automatic-end"-option?
I want to record the entire screen for some time and afterward the computer should get shut down automatically (by "sudo shutdown -h 60").
I get a pretty large file (around 1.3 GB) but it's not possible to play it since it has not been saved/ended correctly.

I think, I would need something like an auto end for ssr or a way to get the file closed correctly even if the program is forced to end.
Maybe there is also a way to complete the saved file afterwards? (Since the data seems to be there).

I'm using Container MP4 and video codec H.264, audi codec Vorbis on Ubuntu 12.04.

Thanks a lot! SSR is really fantastic!

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #57: Fri, 14 Nov 2014, 20:14 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Toor

Is there an "automatic-end"-option?
I want to record the entire screen for some time and afterward the computer should get shut down automatically (by "sudo shutdown -h 60").
I get a pretty large file (around 1.3 GB) but it's not possible to play it since it has not been saved/ended correctly.

I think, I would need something like an auto end for ssr or a way to get the file closed correctly even if the program is forced to end.
Maybe there is also a way to complete the saved file afterwards? (Since the data seems to be there).

I'm using Container MP4 and video codec H.264, audi codec Vorbis on Ubuntu 12.04.

Thanks a lot! SSR is really fantastic!

I'm working on this. For now, the best solution is to use a tool like xmacroplay to simulate key presses, so you can run a script that waits for some time and then stops the recording by pressing the right hotkey.

Toor

Comment #58: Sun, 16 Nov 2014, 0:53 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Toor

Is there an "automatic-end"-option?
I want to record the entire screen for some time and afterward the computer should get shut down automatically (by "sudo shutdown -h 60").
I get a pretty large file (around 1.3 GB) but it's not possible to play it since it has not been saved/ended correctly.

I think, I would need something like an auto end for ssr or a way to get the file closed correctly even if the program is forced to end.
Maybe there is also a way to complete the saved file afterwards? (Since the data seems to be there).

I'm using Container MP4 and video codec H.264, audi codec Vorbis on Ubuntu 12.04.

Thanks a lot! SSR is really fantastic!

I'm working on this. For now, the best solution is to use a tool like xmacroplay to simulate key presses, so you can run a script that waits for some time and then stops the recording by pressing the right hotkey.

Okay, thanks! This will work.
Do you have a shortkey for "save"? If I relay on mouse clicks, I have to hope that no notification pops up in the taskbar, otherwise the symbol moves and the automatic clicks miss the "save record" button.
Pressing only Record-Hotkey will stop the record but not save the file...

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #59: Sun, 16 Nov 2014, 19:07 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Toor

Okay, thanks! This will work.
Do you have a shortkey for "save"? If I relay on mouse clicks, I have to hope that no notification pops up in the taskbar, otherwise the symbol moves and the automatic clicks miss the "save record" button.
Pressing only Record-Hotkey will stop the record but not save the file...

Use the 'separate file per segment' option. If you enable that, the file is saved as soon as you stop the recording.

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #60: Tue, 18 Nov 2014, 19:45 (GMT+1, DST)

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Is it currently possible to make SSR capture $DISPLAY :1? For example I launch a different x server which launches a game in Fullscreen on a particular monitor. I would then want SSR to capture that display and that displays audio as well. Any help would be much appreciated

Kangaroo

Comment #61: Sun, 23 Nov 2014, 21:00 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hi!
I have tenon te30 microphone. But sound comes out on the left side of the headphone or speaker.
Can you help me?

Ubuntuaddicted

Comment #62: Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 15:04 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Kangaroo

Hi!
I have tenon te30 microphone. But sound comes out on the left side of the headphone or speaker.
Can you help me?

If using Pulseaudio you need to create a channel map which maps the audio to both left and right. It's probably because your sound device is a stereo mic. It involves adding a line to a pulseaudio Conf file. Check out the arch wiki for pulseaudio and read the troubleshooting section for the m-audio audio interface. After you add that channel map line and restart pulseaudio you should be good to go.

Mike

Comment #63: Tue, 24 Feb 2015, 2:50 (GMT+1, DST)

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So I am fairly new to this and I would like to know how to record my skype call while doing working with my friends in gaming. Is there a way?

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #64: Sun, 1 Mar 2015, 16:17 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

Is it currently possible to make SSR capture $DISPLAY :1? For example I launch a different x server which launches a game in Fullscreen on a particular monitor. I would then want SSR to capture that display and that displays audio as well. Any help would be much appreciated

This functionality exists as a patch but is not available in the official build due to GUI limitations. You may be able to compile it yourself:
https://github.com/MaartenBaert/ssr/pull/74
It's old though and may no longer be compatible with the latest source code - I haven't tried it. I intend to add this functionality once I have created a new GUI which will allow me to add more features without making the program overcomplicated.

Quote: Mike

So I am fairly new to this and I would like to know how to record my skype call while doing working with my friends in gaming. Is there a way?

Yes, read this.

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Sammuel

Comment #65: Sat, 7 Mar 2015, 18:32 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello, i'm running simple-build-and-install from git repo and it gets stuck saying

checking for XOpenDisplay in -lX11... no
configure: error: required library missing

tried to google the error and found out it is related to xext libraries, but i have them installed an error still happens
I'm on linux mint 17.1 64bit
Also i'm still not really good at coding and stuff so this may be related to my ignorance

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #66: Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 21:19 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Sammuel

Hello, i'm running simple-build-and-install from git repo and it gets stuck saying

checking for XOpenDisplay in -lX11... no
configure: error: required library missing

tried to google the error and found out it is related to xext libraries, but i have them installed an error still happens
I'm on linux mint 17.1 64bit
Also i'm still not really good at coding and stuff so this may be related to my ignorance

On Debian/Ubuntu based distributions, you have to create some symlinks in order to compile the 32-bit library. You can find the instructions in the readme file.

Jitsumi

Comment #67: Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 7:59 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello.

First, I would like to thank you for your software, it's certainly the best solution for recording video games on linux. Thanks a lot!

I wanted to knwo if something change recently (in your software or in opengl?).
I could record minecraft in 1920X1080 at 30 fps wihtout any problem. But recently the ftps drop at 10-12 fps... If i do not record, I am around 70-100 FPS, so I found it's a big difference.

Anyway, again, thanks a lot.

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #68: Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 23:50 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Jitsumi

Hello.

First, I would like to thank you for your software, it's certainly the best solution for recording video games on linux. Thanks a lot!

I wanted to knwo if something change recently (in your software or in opengl?).
I could record minecraft in 1920X1080 at 30 fps wihtout any problem. But recently the ftps drop at 10-12 fps... If i do not record, I am around 70-100 FPS, so I found it's a big difference.

Anyway, again, thanks a lot.

Are you using an AMD card? It's a known problem:
https://github.com/MaartenBaert/ssr/issues/291
I'm working on a fix.

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Jitsumi

Comment #69: Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 5:09 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello, thanks for your answer.
Nope, I have a nvidia card (geforce GT 750M) with the 331 version driver. (Ubuntu 14.10, i think it's doing the same with ubuntu 14.04).

Also my computer has optimus. I'm suppose to be all the time on the nvidia card, so i don't think it has any impact.

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #70: Sat, 28 Mar 2015, 17:24 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Jitsumi

Hello, thanks for your answer.
Nope, I have a nvidia card (geforce GT 750M) with the 331 version driver. (Ubuntu 14.10, i think it's doing the same with ubuntu 14.04).

Also my computer has optimus. I'm suppose to be all the time on the nvidia card, so i don't think it has any impact.

Optimus has a massive impact. It adds significant additional load to the PCI Express bus, and for some reason the Linux implementation of Optimus (Bumblebee) is using far more bandwidth than necessary. GLInject uses the same bus to capture frames, so now every frame is captured exactly twice. So you should expect to see your frame rate halved when you activate the recording.

10-12 FPS sounds suspiciously low though. It could be the same issue that's affecting AMD cards. We will see once the new protocol is ready.

For now, you may actually get better performance with the Intel GPU, since it avoids the PCI Express bus.

Jitsumi

Comment #71: Sun, 29 Mar 2015, 12:14 (GMT+1, DST)

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Ok, thanks. I'm actually using Prime, not Bumblebee (don't know if it change anything).

I will try with the intel card to see, and will try the new protocol once released.

Thanks!

Gerberb

Comment #72: Sat, 20 Jun 2015, 6:02 (GMT+1, DST)

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Suddenly ssr nolonger see's any installed codex. It claims they are not installed. I am using openSUSE 13.2 I have used ssr for a while. This is the first time I am unable to record anything because all codex's are showing as not installed. I have installed every possible codex for openSUSE 13.2. Any idea's on how to get ssr working again?

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #73: Sun, 28 Jun 2015, 11:03 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Gerberb

Suddenly ssr nolonger see's any installed codex. It claims they are not installed. I am using openSUSE 13.2 I have used ssr for a while. This is the first time I am unable to record anything because all codex's are showing as not installed. I have installed every possible codex for openSUSE 13.2. Any idea's on how to get ssr working again?

SSR uses ffmpeg or libav as an intermediate layer to use those codecs. Just installing the codecs is not enough, you need a version of ffmpeg or libav which was compiled with support for these codecs.

Ubuntuiscool

Comment #74: Mon, 10 Aug 2015, 11:03 (GMT+1, DST)

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My hard drive isn't full, I am going to make a video in a folder I have permission to write in, and the output directory is real! I keep getting the 'Can't open output file' error, and I always use AVI and it works a lot of times. I was going to record robocraft and suddenly got this error '[PageRecord::StartPage] Starting page ...
[PageRecord::StartPage] Started page.
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Starting output ...
[Muxer::Init] Using format avi (AVI (Audio Video Interleaved)).
[Muxer::Init] Error: Can't open output file!
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Error: Something went wrong during initialization.'

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #75: Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 21:42 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Ubuntuiscool

My hard drive isn't full, I am going to make a video in a folder I have permission to write in, and the output directory is real! I keep getting the 'Can't open output file' error, and I always use AVI and it works a lot of times. I was going to record robocraft and suddenly got this error '[PageRecord::StartPage] Starting page ...
[PageRecord::StartPage] Started page.
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Starting output ...
[Muxer::Init] Using format avi (AVI (Audio Video Interleaved)).
[Muxer::Init] Error: Can't open output file!
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Error: Something went wrong during initialization.'

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Run SSR from a terminal, you will get more detailed error messages that way. I suspect that you're trying to use a codec which isn't supported by AVI. Is there a specific reason why you want AVI? MKV is usually a better choice.

Ubuntuiscool

Comment #76: Fri, 14 Aug 2015, 15:01 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Ubuntuiscool

My hard drive isn't full, I am going to make a video in a folder I have permission to write in, and the output directory is real! I keep getting the 'Can't open output file' error, and I always use AVI and it works a lot of times. I was going to record robocraft and suddenly got this error '[PageRecord::StartPage] Starting page ...
[PageRecord::StartPage] Started page.
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Starting output ...
[Muxer::Init] Using format avi (AVI (Audio Video Interleaved)).
[Muxer::Init] Error: Can't open output file!
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Error: Something went wrong during initialization.'

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Run SSR from a terminal, you will get more detailed error messages that way. I suspect that you're trying to use a codec which isn't supported by AVI. Is there a specific reason why you want AVI? MKV is usually a better choice.

I've used AVI since I've had windows. And MVK won't work as well.

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Hj

Comment #77: Tue, 18 Aug 2015, 21:52 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello,

I'm having trouble getting audio to record. I'm testing recording a video/audio clip form a site.
Backend set to 'Pulse Audio' and Souce set to 'Monitor of...'
The saved file has no audio.

Please help. Thanks.

Stas

Comment #78: Sat, 22 Aug 2015, 17:44 (GMT+1, DST)

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HI, its cool programm and thank you for your work! With default options it's ok. But when I set custom width and height I see lower quality. Blurred picture. Can I fix this? Ubuntu 14.04. Thank you

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #79: Sun, 23 Aug 2015, 23:23 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Hj

Hello,

I'm having trouble getting audio to record. I'm testing recording a video/audio clip form a site.
Backend set to 'Pulse Audio' and Souce set to 'Monitor of...'
The saved file has no audio.

Please help. Thanks.

Try installing 'PulseAudio Volume Control' and use it to check that you haven't accidentally muted the source that you are trying to record. You should do this while SSR is running and recording.

Quote: Stas

HI, its cool programm and thank you for your work! With default options it's ok. But when I set custom width and height I see lower quality. Blurred picture. Can I fix this? Ubuntu 14.04. Thank you

Try increasing the bitrate.

Gnussbaum

Comment #80: Fri, 18 Sep 2015, 17:16 (GMT+1, DST)

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Trying to install ssr on Scientific Linux 6.4. When running the simple-build-and-install script I get:

checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for QT4... no
configure: error: Qt4 not found

I have QT4 installed:

rpm -qa | grep qt
qt-mysql-4.6.2-26.el6_4.x86_64
poppler-qt4-0.12.4-3.el6_0.1.x86_64
qt-4.6.2-26.el6_4.x86_64
qt5-qtbase-5.4.1-15.el6.x86_64
qt-devel-4.6.2-26.el6_4.x86_64
PackageKit-qt-0.5.8-21.el6.x86_64
qt3-3.3.8b-30.el6.x86_64
qt-x11-4.6.2-26.el6_4.x86_64
qt-sqlite-4.6.2-26.el6_4.x86_64
qt5-qttools-common-5.4.0-1.el6.noarch
qt-4.6.2-26.el6_4.i686
qt5-qttools-libs-designer-5.4.0-1.el6.x86_64
qt5-qtbase-common-5.4.1-15.el6.noarch
pinentry-qt-0.7.6-6.el6.x86_64
dbus-qt-0.70-7.2.el6.x86_64
qt5-qtbase-gui-5.4.1-15.el6.x86_64

Any ideas how to fix this?

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #81: Tue, 22 Sep 2015, 23:30 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Gnussbaum

Trying to install ssr on Scientific Linux 6.4. When running the simple-build-and-install script I get:

checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for QT4... no
configure: error: Qt4 not found

I have QT4 installed:

rpm -qa | grep qt
qt-mysql-4.6.2-26.el6_4.x86_64
poppler-qt4-0.12.4-3.el6_0.1.x86_64
qt-4.6.2-26.el6_4.x86_64
qt5-qtbase-5.4.1-15.el6.x86_64
qt-devel-4.6.2-26.el6_4.x86_64
PackageKit-qt-0.5.8-21.el6.x86_64
qt3-3.3.8b-30.el6.x86_64
qt-x11-4.6.2-26.el6_4.x86_64
qt-sqlite-4.6.2-26.el6_4.x86_64
qt5-qttools-common-5.4.0-1.el6.noarch
qt-4.6.2-26.el6_4.i686
qt5-qttools-libs-designer-5.4.0-1.el6.x86_64
qt5-qtbase-common-5.4.1-15.el6.noarch
pinentry-qt-0.7.6-6.el6.x86_64
dbus-qt-0.70-7.2.el6.x86_64
qt5-qtbase-gui-5.4.1-15.el6.x86_64

Any ideas how to fix this?

You need at least Qt 4.8. Scientific Linux 6.4 is based on RHEL 6, AFAIK you need at least RHEL 7 to compile SSR successfully.

Tuxmario

Comment #82: Tue, 27 Oct 2015, 15:36 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello
Trying to install simplescrenrecorder on Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily)
I followed the download solution for Ubuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
sudo apt-get update

But I got the message W: Impossible de récupérer http://ppa.launchpad.net/maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder/ubuntu/dists/wily/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found
Do you have any explenation/solution ?
Thanks : Mario ROGER

Ahmed-dirie

Comment #83: Mon, 2 Nov 2015, 19:07 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hi Maarten
I just installed SSR in Ubuntu 14.04.3 when I record it's perfect fine, after recording there is green vertical line in the right corner of each videos here i share the screenshot in dropbox please help me solve this thanks.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/d499q58uh1gyehw/Selection_001.png?dl=0

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #84: Mon, 2 Nov 2015, 22:24 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Tuxmario

Hello
Trying to install simplescrenrecorder on Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily)
I followed the download solution for Ubuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
sudo apt-get update

But I got the message W: Impossible de récupérer http://ppa.launchpad.net/maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder/ubuntu/dists/wily/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found
Do you have any explenation/solution ?
Thanks : Mario ROGER

The 15.10 package is now available.

Quote: Ahmed-dirie

Hi Maarten
I just installed SSR in Ubuntu 14.04.3 when I record it's perfect fine, after recording there is green vertical line in the right corner of each videos here i share the screenshot in dropbox please help me solve this thanks.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/d499q58uh1gyehw/Selection_001.png?dl=0

This should now be fixed in 0.3.6. The new package should be available soon.

Aj

Comment #85: Tue, 3 Nov 2015, 0:13 (GMT+1, DST)

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I have SCR installed and working. What happened is the power died and a recording was not closed is there a way that I can close the crashed recording? And then view it?

The info that comes up is "file format not recognized"

Thanks AJ

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #86: Wed, 4 Nov 2015, 0:20 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Aj

I have SCR installed and working. What happened is the power died and a recording was not closed is there a way that I can close the crashed recording? And then view it?

The info that comes up is "file format not recognized"

Thanks AJ

This depends on the file format. For MKV this is almost never a problem, the files will play just fine even if the end is missing. For MP4, the file becomes completely corrupted and it is very hard to fix. That's why MKV is the default. Which format were you using?

Brian Crenna

Comment #87: Wed, 4 Nov 2015, 6:58 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello,

I have been using SSR (thank you!) for a couple of years without any issues (Ubuntu 12.04). Recently, an unexpected vertical colour bar has appeared along the right side of videos captured, tested with several different codecs, frame rates, bit rates, etc.. Here is a screen capture:

[img]http://www.thunderbeachscientific.com/ssr.png[/img]

It was working fine about a month ago; I've updated Ubuntu a couple of times since the last time I used it, but haven't made any other changes to my system. I tried rebooting and re-installing both SSR and ffmpeg in an attempt to fix it (didn't help, but maybe it's an issue with the latest version of ffmpeg? I don't know what's changed in the system since the last time I used SSR.) Thanks for any information,

Brian

Update: I see that you responded to the previous question; sorry, I didn't notice it before. I guess the new update will fix the problem; here's hoping it's soon!

Last modified: Wed, 4 Nov 2015, 13:54 (GMT+1, DST)

Aj

Comment #88: Fri, 6 Nov 2015, 23:56 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Aj

I have SCR installed and working. What happened is the power died and a recording was not closed is there a way that I can close the crashed recording? And then view it?

The info that comes up is "file format not recognized"

Thanks AJ

This depends on the file format. For MKV this is almost never a problem, the files will play just fine even if the end is missing. For MP4, the file becomes completely corrupted and it is very hard to fix. That's why MKV is the default. Which format were you using?

The MP4 format that was being used.
What are my options to fix the file?

Thanks AJ

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #89: Mon, 9 Nov 2015, 0:45 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Aj

The MP4 format that was being used.
What are my options to fix the file?

Thanks AJ

What I've found so far is this:
http://vcg.isti.cnr.it/~ponchio/untrunc.php
Never tried it myself. I suspect it won't be easy. This is why I keep recommending MKV, and why it's the default, but for some reason so many people seem to feel the need to change it :S.

Orcun Seden

Comment #90: Mon, 16 Nov 2015, 15:11 (GMT+1, DST)

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I am using RHEL6 64 bit. I try to install SSR 0.3.6 with rpm -i. But it gives dependency error. libQtGui.so.4 is needed by SSR. I have compiled Qt4.8.6 and i have defined QTDIR, LD_LIBRARY_PATH=QTDIR/lib but dependency error still exists. Do i need to define any other variable to make SSR found QtGui.so.4.8.6. I have compiled Qt 4.8.6 both 32 and 64 bit.
./configure also says Qt4 not found and exists.

Thank you

Last modified: Mon, 16 Nov 2015, 15:13 (GMT+1, DST)

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #91: Sun, 13 Dec 2015, 18:41 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Orcun Seden

I am using RHEL6 64 bit. I try to install SSR 0.3.6 with rpm -i. But it gives dependency error. libQtGui.so.4 is needed by SSR. I have compiled Qt4.8.6 and i have defined QTDIR, LD_LIBRARY_PATH=QTDIR/lib but dependency error still exists. Do i need to define any other variable to make SSR found QtGui.so.4.8.6. I have compiled Qt 4.8.6 both 32 and 64 bit.
./configure also says Qt4 not found and exists.

Thank you

For future reference:
https://github.com/MaartenBaert/ssr/issues/395

Stoned Goblin

Comment #92: Mon, 4 Jan 2016, 15:08 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hi. I have trouble with record game, that starts over dosbox. Program recording video from game only on 1/4 screen. What do you say? How to solve this problem?

Zebedee

Comment #93: Fri, 8 Jan 2016, 18:21 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hi,

I've made several recordings with this program and they've turned out perfectly, thank you.
But recently I made a recording and a program caused my computer to freeze. I managed to kill the program but SSR had also stopped. I have the file it created (1.2GB) but as I was not able to press "save" it says that the file is not playable. Is there any way to say open the file in SSR and complete the file process or another method I can use to recover / complete the recording file? It was a 90 minute recording that I can't redo easily.

Many thanks.

Warlord33

Comment #94: Sat, 9 Jan 2016, 16:36 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello. I know you there has been other people with this problem, but I am using the MKV format. I have recorded fine with other things, but suddenly it has stopped working. I also did not realise at first as I used the shortcut, but it does not work at all.

[PageRecord::StartPage] Starting page ...
[PageRecord::StartPage] Started page.
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Starting output ...
[Muxer::Init] Using format matroska (Matroska).
[Muxer::Init] Error: Can't open output file!
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Error: Something went wrong during initialization.

If you want the terminal version I can do that if you want. I would really be happy if you could help me fix this :D
Also, the thing about H.264 and installing other packages, The packages were bugged or something and I couldn't install it.

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #95: Sun, 10 Jan 2016, 14:18 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Stoned Goblin

Hi. I have trouble with record game, that starts over dosbox. Program recording video from game only on 1/4 screen. What do you say? How to solve this problem?

See: https://github.com/MaartenBaert/ssr/issues/421

Quote: Zebedee

Hi,

I've made several recordings with this program and they've turned out perfectly, thank you.
But recently I made a recording and a program caused my computer to freeze. I managed to kill the program but SSR had also stopped. I have the file it created (1.2GB) but as I was not able to press "save" it says that the file is not playable. Is there any way to say open the file in SSR and complete the file process or another method I can use to recover / complete the recording file? It was a 90 minute recording that I can't redo easily.

Many thanks.

If you are using MKV, this is not a problem. The video length will be missing, but it should still play in VLC. If you are using MP4, then you do have a problem - the file contains some crucial data at the end and is useless without it. So far I haven't found a working way to fix these files, which is why I recommend MKV.

Quote: Warlord33

Hello. I know you there has been other people with this problem, but I am using the MKV format. I have recorded fine with other things, but suddenly it has stopped working. I also did not realise at first as I used the shortcut, but it does not work at all.

[PageRecord::StartPage] Starting page ...
[PageRecord::StartPage] Started page.
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Starting output ...
[Muxer::Init] Using format matroska (Matroska).
[Muxer::Init] Error: Can't open output file!
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Error: Something went wrong during initialization.

If you want the terminal version I can do that if you want. I would really be happy if you could help me fix this :D
Also, the thing about H.264 and installing other packages, The packages were bugged or something and I couldn't install it.

See: https://github.com/MaartenBaert/ssr/issues/422

Last modified: Sun, 10 Jan 2016, 14:23 (GMT+1, DST)

Warlord33

Comment #96: Sun, 10 Jan 2016, 17:08 (GMT+1, DST)

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Thankyou! I feel like a right twerp now. I had forgotten I changed the folder names, so it didn't work. Back to recording now, Thanks a lot!

Zebedee

Comment #97: Thu, 14 Jan 2016, 22:09 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert

If you are using MKV, this is not a problem. The video length will be missing, but it should still play in VLC. If you are using MP4, then you do have a problem - the file contains some crucial data at the end and is useless without it. So far I haven't found a working way to fix these files, which is why I recommend MKV.

Sadly I did use MP4. I guess I'll just have to hope that there's a fix somehow.

Peter

Comment #98: Wed, 20 Jan 2016, 11:14 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hi all! I have a problem with Simplescreenrecorder. When I star recording, the program closes and nothing is recorded.. what can I do?
Thanks!

Optimisticpessimist

Comment #99: Sun, 31 Jan 2016, 3:45 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

since ssr is going to record at 44100 no matter what, i should NOT set pulse default to 48000 then correct? Just curious why i've read that 48000 is the preferred sample rate for streaming and if you have heard that?

I don't know. Some people seem to prefer 48000, others 44100. It really doesn't matter as long as you avoid unnecessary conversions, so for the best audio quality you should indeed set PulseAudio to 44100 as well.

Quote: Ubuntuaddicted

I spent hours upon hours trying to get a bash script of ffmpeg or avconv to work right and no matter what it wasn't sync'ing the audio streams with the video.

This is a problem inherent to ffmpeg, it doesn't have a good system to deal with synchronization issues AFAIK. It just assumes that if you start the video and audio at roughly the same, it will stay in sync, but that's often not true. It also assumes that the video frame rate stays constant throughout the entire video, which is also not true. Those are the things I had to do myself to make it work properly :).

I have a link to formatting instructions to reduce complications and processing time if you want to upload to YouTube. https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en, it suggests specifically "Sample rate 96khz or 48khz."

Skeptical_frog

Comment #100: Fri, 26 Feb 2016, 12:17 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hi Maarten, I hope that all is well in your neck of the woods.

I like your creation, SSR, it is very good.

Despite all the warnings (might get banned, might not work etc) I went ahead and recorded some gameplay from ARMA 3 using the OpenGL recording feature, with OpenGL flipping still active on my Nvidia graphics card.(If I do not have OpenGL flipping activated I experience tearing when moving quickly from side to side during game play).

Well, I did not get banned (not yet anyway!), nothing blew up and nothing crashed so that was a good start.

The quality of the end product in terms of how the finished video looks is fantastic, however, there is a constant problem with what I can only describe as "lag" (image on the screen freezes but the action in the game continues, there is also a loss of sound before the image on the screen "unfreezes" and control is regained). It seems to be at its worst when there is a firefight with lots of bullets flying about.

I would like to be able to create some videos for You Tube showing ARMA 3 game play on a Linux system using your recording software.

Would you know if there is any way I could eliminate this problem, something I am not doing or am doing , but shouldn't be, or is it simply the "nature of the beast" in that the OpenGL recording is experimental?

Anyway, the settings for SSR that I am using together with my PC's specs are as follows :

SSR

OpenGL Settings : Limit Application Frame Rate is checked.
Frame rate is set to 30
Scale Video is not checked and therefore not used.
Record Cursor is checked.
Record Audio is checked : Backend = Pulse Audio : Source = Monitor of Built-in Audio Analogue Stereo
Container : Matroska
Codec : H264
Constant Rate Factor : 0
Preset : Superfast
Allow Frame Skipping is not checked and therefore not used.
Audio : Codec = MP3, Bitrate = 256

My PC

OS : Linux Mint 17.2
CPU : i7 4770@3.40GHz x4
RAM : 16 GiB
GPU : Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
MB : Asus B85M-G
Power : Corsair CX750M

Any advice or assistance that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Warm Regards

Last modified: Fri, 26 Feb 2016, 12:23 (GMT+1, DST)

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #101: Sun, 28 Feb 2016, 14:32 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Skeptical_frog

Hi Maarten, I hope that all is well in your neck of the woods.

I like your creation, SSR, it is very good.

Despite all the warnings (might get banned, might not work etc) I went ahead and recorded some gameplay from ARMA 3 using the OpenGL recording feature, with OpenGL flipping still active on my Nvidia graphics card.(If I do not have OpenGL flipping activated I experience tearing when moving quickly from side to side during game play).

Well, I did not get banned (not yet anyway!), nothing blew up and nothing crashed so that was a good start.

The quality of the end product in terms of how the finished video looks is fantastic, however, there is a constant problem with what I can only describe as "lag" (image on the screen freezes but the action in the game continues, there is also a loss of sound before the image on the screen "unfreezes" and control is regained). It seems to be at its worst when there is a firefight with lots of bullets flying about.

I would like to be able to create some videos for You Tube showing ARMA 3 game play on a Linux system using your recording software.

Would you know if there is any way I could eliminate this problem, something I am not doing or am doing , but shouldn't be, or is it simply the "nature of the beast" in that the OpenGL recording is experimental?

Anyway, the settings for SSR that I am using together with my PC's specs are as follows :

SSR

OpenGL Settings : Limit Application Frame Rate is checked.
Frame rate is set to 30
Scale Video is not checked and therefore not used.
Record Cursor is checked.
Record Audio is checked : Backend = Pulse Audio : Source = Monitor of Built-in Audio Analogue Stereo
Container : Matroska
Codec : H264
Constant Rate Factor : 0
Preset : Superfast
Allow Frame Skipping is not checked and therefore not used.
Audio : Codec = MP3, Bitrate = 256

My PC

OS : Linux Mint 17.2
CPU : i7 4770@3.40GHz x4
RAM : 16 GiB
GPU : Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
MB : Asus B85M-G
Power : Corsair CX750M

Any advice or assistance that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Warm Regards

The current OpenGL recording method has the disadvantage that it 'stalls' the GPU command queue while capturing the image. Some game engines don't like that. In most cases it just results in an FPS drop though, I haven't heard of a game that actually freezes like you describe. If I understand this correctly, what happens is:
- The screen freezes, but sound continues. (Just music, or also game sounds?)
- A bit later, the sound stops.
- A bit later, the screen unfreezes and sound comes back at the same time.
Is this correct?

Could you try running the game in fullscreen, with flipping enabled, to see if that makes any difference? The 'flipping problem' doesn't affect OpenGL recording, so in this case it may actually improve things.

I am working on a new and improved OpenGL recording method which will hopefully avoid issues like this.

Last modified: Sun, 28 Feb 2016, 14:32 (GMT+1, DST)

Quantum Gestalt

Comment #102: Fri, 22 Apr 2016, 17:17 (GMT+1, DST)

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First, great product - simple yet powerful. Could use some User Interface tweaks, but that's minor...

Using it on Ubuntu, and this problem has persisted since (at least) 15.10, and continues with the current Ubuntu 16.04.

I run Ubuntu in a VirtualBox (5.0.18) client virtual machine on a Windows host. I am running the current version of SSR. With the exception of capturing video, everything works great (3D enabled or disabled).

When the client VM has 3D DISabled, everything works fine. Video and audio are recorded nicely, within the capabilities of my machine. By that I mean that the application that I am recording (such as full desktop YouTube video window showing) is rendering for me very poorly.

When the client VM has 3D ENabled, the audio still records fine, however the video only records black (or sometimes the default wallpaper). If I enable "record cursor" in SSR, I can see the cursor moving around in the "preview" window, so I know *something* is working.

Any idea what is going on, and how I could fix it? Running the client with 3D disabled has significant performance penalties, and is not workable.

This is what shows in SSR's log window. Trying different encodings/containers has no effect (of course):
[PageRecord::StartPage] Starting page ...
[PageRecord::StartPage] Started page.
[PageRecord::StartInput] Starting input ...
[X11Input::Init] Using X11 shared memory.
[X11Input::InputThread] Input thread started.
[PageRecord::StartInput] Started input.
[PulseAudioInput::InputThread] Input thread started.
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Starting output ...
[Muxer::Init] Using format matroska (Matroska).
[Muxer::AddStream] Using codec libx264 (libx264 H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10).
[VideoEncoder::PrepareStream] Using pixel format nv12.
[Muxer::AddStream] Using codec libvorbis (libvorbis).
[AudioEncoder::PrepareStream] Using sample format f32p.
[BaseEncoder::EncoderThread] Encoder thread started.
[BaseEncoder::EncoderThread] Encoder thread started.
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Started output.
[Muxer::MuxerThread] Muxer thread started.
[Synchronizer::SynchronizerThread] Synchronizer thread started.
[FastResampler::Resample] Resample ratio is 1.0000 (was 0.0000).
[Synchronizer::ReadAudioSamples] Warning: Received audio samples with non-monotonic timestamp.
(this last message repeats many times)

My guess is that VirtualBox client 3D support is done by capturing OpenGL calls from the client, and passing them to the host. My question now is: how do I configure SSR to capture either a defined window, or even the full display, in this situation?

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #103: Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 18:03 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Quantum Gestalt

First, great product - simple yet powerful. Could use some User Interface tweaks, but that's minor...

Using it on Ubuntu, and this problem has persisted since (at least) 15.10, and continues with the current Ubuntu 16.04.

I run Ubuntu in a VirtualBox (5.0.18) client virtual machine on a Windows host. I am running the current version of SSR. With the exception of capturing video, everything works great (3D enabled or disabled).

When the client VM has 3D DISabled, everything works fine. Video and audio are recorded nicely, within the capabilities of my machine. By that I mean that the application that I am recording (such as full desktop YouTube video window showing) is rendering for me very poorly.

When the client VM has 3D ENabled, the audio still records fine, however the video only records black (or sometimes the default wallpaper). If I enable "record cursor" in SSR, I can see the cursor moving around in the "preview" window, so I know *something* is working.

Any idea what is going on, and how I could fix it? Running the client with 3D disabled has significant performance penalties, and is not workable.

This is what shows in SSR's log window. Trying different encodings/containers has no effect (of course):
[PageRecord::StartPage] Starting page ...
[PageRecord::StartPage] Started page.
[PageRecord::StartInput] Starting input ...
[X11Input::Init] Using X11 shared memory.
[X11Input::InputThread] Input thread started.
[PageRecord::StartInput] Started input.
[PulseAudioInput::InputThread] Input thread started.
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Starting output ...
[Muxer::Init] Using format matroska (Matroska).
[Muxer::AddStream] Using codec libx264 (libx264 H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10).
[VideoEncoder::PrepareStream] Using pixel format nv12.
[Muxer::AddStream] Using codec libvorbis (libvorbis).
[AudioEncoder::PrepareStream] Using sample format f32p.
[BaseEncoder::EncoderThread] Encoder thread started.
[BaseEncoder::EncoderThread] Encoder thread started.
[PageRecord::StartOutput] Started output.
[Muxer::MuxerThread] Muxer thread started.
[Synchronizer::SynchronizerThread] Synchronizer thread started.
[FastResampler::Resample] Resample ratio is 1.0000 (was 0.0000).
[Synchronizer::ReadAudioSamples] Warning: Received audio samples with non-monotonic timestamp.
(this last message repeats many times)

My guess is that VirtualBox client 3D support is done by capturing OpenGL calls from the client, and passing them to the host. My question now is: how do I configure SSR to capture either a defined window, or even the full display, in this situation?

This is a known limitation of how VMs handle 3D acceleration. They apparently don't allow me to read back data from the GPU like I need to do to record the screen. I don't know why, maybe it's for security reasons. You could record from the host machine (outside the VM). You could also try to use OpenGL Recording (a.k.a. ssr-glinject), I think it might still work in this case.

Kyu

Comment #104: Wed, 4 May 2016, 19:17 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello sir, My screen goes black(nothing on the screen) after i start recording, all i can do is restart my laptop,it also happens if i record with kazam,
im using ubuntu linux installed on an acer chromebook (using crouton)
Im not an expert when it comes to linux, please help, i've been searching for a good screen recorder for a long time, Thanks.

Last modified: Wed, 4 May 2016, 19:25 (GMT+1, DST)

Madmike

Comment #105: Fri, 13 May 2016, 10:29 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello!
My name is madmike and I use recorder for my youtube channel, but lately the recorder will not save the video im rec.
When I press the "Start Recording" button it does switch the a "pause recording" button, but now when I press that button, it does not pause the rec, instead it stops the rec, saves the video, and when you press the "Start Recording" button, it does not play the vid form when you first pressed the "Start Recording" button, but every-time the"Pause Recording" button it saves as a separate rec.

Sorry if im repeating myself btw.

I don’t mine it, but it would be easier for me if i just pause it instead of editing it all together.

thx, MadMike

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #106: Mon, 23 May 2016, 0:16 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Kyu

Hello sir, My screen goes black(nothing on the screen) after i start recording, all i can do is restart my laptop,it also happens if i record with kazam,
im using ubuntu linux installed on an acer chromebook (using crouton)
Im not an expert when it comes to linux, please help, i've been searching for a good screen recorder for a long time, Thanks.

If this is also happening with Kazam, then this is most likely a driver bug which I can't fix, sorry.

Quote: Madmike

Hello!
My name is madmike and I use recorder for my youtube channel, but lately the recorder will not save the video im rec.
When I press the "Start Recording" button it does switch the a "pause recording" button, but now when I press that button, it does not pause the rec, instead it stops the rec, saves the video, and when you press the "Start Recording" button, it does not play the vid form when you first pressed the "Start Recording" button, but every-time the"Pause Recording" button it saves as a separate rec.

Sorry if im repeating myself btw.

I don’t mine it, but it would be easier for me if i just pause it instead of editing it all together.

thx, MadMike

SSR only saves video files as separate files if you have checked the checkbox that tells it to do so. So just uncheck it.

There is no simple way to combine audio from two sources, it can only be done with JACK or with external tools after you've recorded the video (just record the second audio source in a program like Audacity and synchronize manually).

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Luken

Comment #107: Tue, 14 Jun 2016, 21:19 (GMT+1, DST)

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I'm using this handy script for setting up sinks etc, to record mic and system audio at the same time:

#!/bin/bash

HEADPHONES_DEVICE=usb-Logitech_Logitech_G35_Headset-00

pactl load-module module-null-sink sink_name=duplex_out sink_properties=device.description="duplex_out"
pactl load-module module-null-sink sink_name=game_out sink_properties=device.description="game_out"
pactl load-module module-loopback source=game_out.monitor sink=alsa_output.${HEADPHONES_DEVICE}.analog-stereo
pactl load-module module-loopback source=game_out.monitor sink=duplex_out
pactl load-module module-loopback source=alsa_input.${HEADPHONES_DEVICE}.analog-mono sink=duplex_out

It almost works - unfortunately, I'm getting a recurring error:

[Synchronizer::ReadAudioSamples] Warning: Received audio samples with non-monotonic timestamp.

And it looks like the sound changes pitch over time. I'm using Arch Linux, pulseaudio 8.0, SSR 0.3.6 . I didn't have issues about 2 years ago, but just lately I tried to setup everything again, on the new system, and it doesn't work properly unfortunately. Any ideas how could I try to debug it?

Added: Error happens only when I set up "duplex_out" as the audio source.

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Detheridge

Comment #108: Sat, 23 Jul 2016, 16:56 (GMT+1, DST)

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It records from my microphone and my system speakers, but the volume is rather low.

I am using ALSA with [sysdefault:1] HD-Audio Generic (shared)
also tried [HW:1,0] HD-Audio Generic:ALC 3227 Analog

When i tried PulseAudio the video was recorded but no audio.

When I tried Jack - same thing.

Recording audio from the speakers is not really that important, but recording the voice is. --- Help.

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #109: Mon, 1 Aug 2016, 23:55 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Detheridge

It records from my microphone and my system speakers, but the volume is rather low.

I am using ALSA with [sysdefault:1] HD-Audio Generic (shared)
also tried [HW:1,0] HD-Audio Generic:ALC 3227 Analog

When i tried PulseAudio the video was recorded but no audio.

When I tried Jack - same thing.

Recording audio from the speakers is not really that important, but recording the voice is. --- Help.

Try running alsamixer in a terminal. It may give you some options to amplify the microphone signal that aren't shown in the system settings.

Octavsly

Comment #110: Sun, 7 Aug 2016, 19:06 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hi Maarten,

Again the :

[Synchronizer::ReadAudioSamples] Warning: Too many audio samples, dropping samples to keep the audio in sync with the video.

I am using ALSA (not pulseaudio). While playing the final movie, the audio is skipping every other second.

Any idea how to debug this?

When not recording:

cat /proc/asound/card1/stream0 
Samson Technologies Samson Q2U Microphone at usb-0000:00:1a.1-1, full speed : USB Audio

Playback:
  Status: Stop
  Interface 1
    Altset 1
    Format: S16_LE
    Channels: 2
    Endpoint: 1 OUT (SYNC)
    Rates: 8000 - 48000 (continuous)

Capture:
  Status: Stop
  Interface 2
    Altset 1
    Format: S16_LE
    Channels: 2
    Endpoint: 2 IN (SYNC)
    Rates: 8000 - 48000 (continuous)

When recording

cat /proc/asound/card1/stream0 
Samson Technologies Samson Q2U Microphone at usb-0000:00:1a.1-1, full speed : USB Audio

Playback:
  Status: Stop
  Interface 1
    Altset 1
    Format: S16_LE
    Channels: 2
    Endpoint: 1 OUT (SYNC)
    Rates: 8000 - 48000 (continuous)

Capture:
  Status: Running
    Interface = 2
    Altset = 1
    Packet Size = 196
    Momentary freq = 44100 Hz (0x2c.199a)
  Interface 2
    Altset 1
    Format: S16_LE
    Channels: 2
    Endpoint: 2 IN (SYNC)
    Rates: 8000 - 48000 (continuous)
Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #111: Sun, 7 Aug 2016, 22:31 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Octavsly

Hi Maarten,

Again the :

[Synchronizer::ReadAudioSamples] Warning: Too many audio samples, dropping samples to keep the audio in sync with the video.

I am using ALSA (not pulseaudio). While playing the final movie, the audio is skipping every other second.

Any idea how to debug this?

That's strange. Is the audio pitch-shifted? It's possible that your microphone is recording at 48000 Hz when it should be 44100 Hz, I've seen a similar bug before with PulseAudio, but never with ALSA. You could test this by running the following command:

arecord --device=hw:1 --format=S16_LE --channels=2 --rate=44100 /tmp/test.wav

Now play back some audio (like this 220Hz sine wave), record it, and compare the pitch of the recorded audio with the original. If the pitch is wrong, it's a bug in ALSA. You could try again with 48000 Hz instead of 44100 Hz to see if this changes anything.

It may also be helpful to run SSR with the following option:

simplescreenrecorder --syncdiagram

This will show a diagram while recording which can reveal some timing issues with the input signal. It would be useful if you could post a screenshot of the diagram.

Octavsly

Comment #112: Mon, 8 Aug 2016, 17:44 (GMT+1, DST)

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Thanks for your comments.

In the meantime the problem disappeared.

The only thing I did was to change the parameter, of the networking card (e1000e), InterruptThrottleRate from 3 (adaptive conservative) to 8000 (the amount of interrupts per second). https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/networking/e1000e.txt

I did this since a test with iperf3 froze the whole system.

My system setup has no hard-disk and boots from NFS (diskless node), thus there is a lot of traffic on the network card.

lspci -v -s  00:19.0
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network Connection
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
        Memory at fc200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
        Memory at fc227000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        I/O ports at 1820 [size=32]
        Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [e0] PCI Advanced Features
        Kernel driver in use: e1000e
dmesg | grep e100
[    0.187428] e1000: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - version 7.3.21-k8-NAPI
[    0.187536] e1000: Copyright (c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation.
[    0.187657] e1000e: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 2.3.2-k
[    0.187763] e1000e: Copyright(c) 1999 - 2014 Intel Corporation.
[    0.188024] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: Interrupt Throttling Rate (ints/sec) set to 8000
[    0.403201] e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: (PCI Express:2.5GT/s:Width x1) 00:19:99:0f:6b:40
[    0.403313] e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
[    0.403462] e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: MAC: 8, PHY: 8, PBA No: FFFFFF-0FF
[    3.758884] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: Rx/Tx
Cactix

Comment #113: Wed, 10 Aug 2016, 19:04 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hi Maarten

Thanks for the best screen recorder in Linux!

I'm having problems recording WEBM with VP8. Although VP8 is installed, simplescreenrecorder states it is not installed.

[root@cactix2 ~]# ffmpeg -codecs |grep -i vp8
ffmpeg version 2.6.8 Copyright (c) 2000-2016 the FFmpeg developers
  built with gcc 4.8.5 (GCC) 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-4)
  configuration: --prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --datadir=/usr/share/ffmpeg --incdir=/usr/include/ffmpeg --libdir=/usr/lib64 --mandir=/usr/share/man --arch=x86_64 --optflags='-O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches -m64 -mtune=generic' --enable-bzlib --disable-crystalhd --enable-gnutls --enable-ladspa --enable-libass --enable-libcdio --enable-libdc1394 --enable-libfaac --enable-nonfree --enable-libfdk-aac --enable-nonfree --disable-indev=jack --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-openal --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-libpulse --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libsoxr --enable-libvpx --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libv4l2 --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxvid --enable-x11grab --enable-avfilter --enable-avresample --enable-postproc --enable-pthreads --disable-static --enable-shared --enable-gpl --disable-debug --disable-stripping --shlibdir=/usr/lib64 --enable-runtime-cpudetect
  libavutil      54. 20.100 / 54. 20.100
  libavcodec     56. 26.100 / 56. 26.100
  libavformat    56. 25.101 / 56. 25.101
  libavdevice    56.  4.100 / 56.  4.100
  libavfilter     5. 11.102 /  5. 11.102
  libavresample   2.  1.  0 /  2.  1.  0
  libswscale      3.  1.101 /  3.  1.101
  libswresample   1.  1.100 /  1.  1.100
  libpostproc    53.  3.100 / 53.  3.100
 D.V.L. vp8                  On2 VP8

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Cactix

Comment #114: Thu, 11 Aug 2016, 0:23 (GMT+1, DST)

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I fixed the problem. It turns out that although ffmpeg (the RPM version) shows that various codecs were complied they actually are not. I recompiled ffmpeg and simplescreenrecorder from source and now it works.

Daviddoji

Comment #115: Mon, 15 Aug 2016, 12:59 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hi Maarten! Thanks a lot for this great software.

I was recording some videos from YT in KDE Plasma without any problems.

Last days, I've been trying doing from an Archlinux machine with XFCE and I can't record the audio. In your software, I can choose ALSA, PULSEAUDIO or JACK.
ALSA has different sources:

    [default] Default source --> no sound recorded
    [sysdefault:0] HDA Intel MID (shared) --> no sound recorded
    [hw:0,0] HDA Intel MID: VT1828S Analog --> no sound recorded
    [hw:0,2] HDA Intel MID: VT1828S Alt Analog --> no sound recorded
    [sysdefault:2] USB Device 0x46d:0x821 (shared) --> sound recorded from the USB webcam
    [hw:2,0] USB Device 0x46d:0x821: USB Audio --> sound recorded from the USB webcam

PULSEAUDIO shows no source at all.

If I select JACK and "record system speakers", when I initialize the recording, it gives me this error:
[JACKInput::Init] Error: Could not connect to JACK!
[PageRecord::StartPage] Error: algo ha salido mal durante la inicialización.

I would like to record the sound coming from the speakers of my screen as I was doing before in KDE Plasma desktop. Any ideas why I can't?

Thanks in advance

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #116: Mon, 15 Aug 2016, 20:58 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Cactix

Hi Maarten

Thanks for the best screen recorder in Linux!

I'm having problems recording WEBM with VP8. Although VP8 is installed, simplescreenrecorder states it is not installed.

You're seeing the VP8 decoder, SSR needs the VP8 encoder (which is called 'libvpx').

Quote: Daviddoji

Hi Maarten! Thanks a lot for this great software.

I was recording some videos from YT in KDE Plasma without any problems.

Last days, I've been trying doing from an Archlinux machine with XFCE and I can't record the audio. In your software, I can choose ALSA, PULSEAUDIO or JACK.
ALSA has different sources:

    [default] Default source --> no sound recorded
    [sysdefault:0] HDA Intel MID (shared) --> no sound recorded
    [hw:0,0] HDA Intel MID: VT1828S Analog --> no sound recorded
    [hw:0,2] HDA Intel MID: VT1828S Alt Analog --> no sound recorded
    [sysdefault:2] USB Device 0x46d:0x821 (shared) --> sound recorded from the USB webcam
    [hw:2,0] USB Device 0x46d:0x821: USB Audio --> sound recorded from the USB webcam

PULSEAUDIO shows no source at all.

If I select JACK and "record system speakers", when I initialize the recording, it gives me this error:
[JACKInput::Init] Error: Could not connect to JACK!
[PageRecord::StartPage] Error: algo ha salido mal durante la inicialización.

I would like to record the sound coming from the speakers of my screen as I was doing before in KDE Plasma desktop. Any ideas why I can't?

Thanks in advance

There is no way to record the speakers in ALSA, unless you use a physical cable to route the audio out to the audio in channel. Ironically this is still the most reliable method. You may have to disable 'auto mute' in alsamixer though, otherwise your speakers will be muted.

PulseAudio makes it much easier to record the speakers, but it's buggy at times. Arch Linux doesn't install it by default, but if you want, you can.

JACK can do it reliably but it takes some effort to set up. There are more detailed instructions here.

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Cactix

Comment #117: Fri, 19 Aug 2016, 21:55 (GMT+1, DST)

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Is there a possibility to include a fixed keyframe interval setting into MP4 h.264 recordings? Currently I add keyframes as follows (but it takes some time):

ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -codec:v libx264 -r 23.976 -force_key_frames "expr:gte(t,n_forced*2)" -c:a copy -y test2.mp4

or by

ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -codec:v libx264 -r 23.976 -x264opts "keyint=48:min-keyint=48:no-scenecut" -c:a copy -y test3.mp4
Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #118: Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 6:08 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Cactix

Is there a possibility to include a fixed keyframe interval setting into MP4 h.264 recordings? Currently I add keyframes as follows (but it takes some time):

ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -codec:v libx264 -r 23.976 -force_key_frames "expr:gte(t,n_forced*2)" -c:a copy -y test2.mp4

or by

ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -codec:v libx264 -r 23.976 -x264opts "keyint=48:min-keyint=48:no-scenecut" -c:a copy -y test3.mp4

Yes, read this article.

Cactix

Comment #119: Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 20:39 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert
Quote: Cactix

Is there a possibility to include a fixed keyframe interval setting into MP4 h.264 recordings? Currently I add keyframes as follows (but it takes some time):

ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -codec:v libx264 -r 23.976 -force_key_frames "expr:gte(t,n_forced*2)" -c:a copy -y test2.mp4

or by

ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -codec:v libx264 -r 23.976 -x264opts "keyint=48:min-keyint=48:no-scenecut" -c:a copy -y test3.mp4

Yes, read this article.

Great thanks

Boezer_onkel

Comment #120: Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 11:18 (GMT+1, DST)

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SimpleScreenRecoder - Really well done and a usefull, nice tool.
Better than everything I ever found.

But *pleeeeeaze* tell me how to start it MINIMIZED after user-login to Mint 17.1 Rebecca XFCE-4
(Maximized automatic start works properly, as usual.)

I always need and use the same preferences - and want it to be automaticly been started in standby-mode to my statusbar WITHOUT clicking throug these two windows, been shown after loading.

Greetz and merci.

Der Böse Onkel

Last modified: Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 11:22 (GMT+1, DST)

Oscar77

Comment #121: Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 22:52 (GMT+1, DST)

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First many thanks for this great software!

I have a problem recording video with webcam mic.

I'm using pulseaudio, webcam option.

When i record sound from webcam sound is x2 faster, it's x2 normal speed.

How i can solve it?

Many thanks!

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #122: Fri, 16 Sep 2016, 2:03 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Boezer_onkel

But *pleeeeeaze* tell me how to start it MINIMIZED after user-login to Mint 17.1 Rebecca XFCE-4
(Maximized automatic start works properly, as usual.)

Use the command-line option --start-hidden.

Quote: Oscar77

First many thanks for this great software!

I have a problem recording video with webcam mic.

I'm using pulseaudio, webcam option.

When i record sound from webcam sound is x2 faster, it's x2 normal speed.

How i can solve it?

Many thanks!

That sounds like a PulseAudio bug. Do you have the same problem if you record from that webcam in a different program, such as Audacity?

Oscar77

Comment #123: Fri, 16 Sep 2016, 8:04 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Maarten Baert

That sounds like a PulseAudio bug. Do you have the same problem if you record from that webcam in a different program, such as Audacity?

Nope Maarten, in Audacity sound it's smooth :-S

What can i do?

Thanks for your response :-)

Last modified: Sat, 17 Sep 2016, 2:05 (GMT+1, DST)

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #124: Sat, 17 Sep 2016, 2:12 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Oscar77
Quote: Maarten Baert

That sounds like a PulseAudio bug. Do you have the same problem if you record from that webcam in a different program, such as Audacity?

Nope Maarten, in Audacity sound it's smooth :-S

What can i do?

Thanks for your response :-)

Can you try it again in SSR and send me the log file (saved in ~/.ssr/logs)?

Jayce

Comment #125: Sun, 6 Aug 2017, 13:59 (GMT+1, DST)

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Hello! Tried to record my desktop on Gnome manjaro 17 or solus budgie and keep non seeing the menus open ( whatever the program is) I only see the desktop and the cursor moving : as soon as i open a window I can't see it even if open!!

Its works correctly on Mint but not on manjaro 17 or solus Budgie

Have you got a solution?

Tks a lot

Vaughant

Comment #126: Mon, 28 Aug 2017, 19:47 (GMT+1, DST)

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SimpleScreenRecorder is by far the best screen recorder I have used including those on Windows. I am running it on Linux Mint and it just works wonderfully and it is so fast. It is a pleasure to use,
Thank you for creating SimpleScreenRecorder. I know it was a great deal of work and often you hear more about the problems. Just wanted to send a message of encouragement and appreciation for making the world (and Linux) a better place !

Maarten Baert

Administrator

Comment #127: Mon, 28 Aug 2017, 23:28 (GMT+1, DST)

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Quote: Jayce

Hello! Tried to record my desktop on Gnome manjaro 17 or solus budgie and keep non seeing the menus open ( whatever the program is) I only see the desktop and the cursor moving : as soon as i open a window I can't see it even if open!!

Its works correctly on Mint but not on manjaro 17 or solus Budgie

Have you got a solution?

Tks a lot

Are you using the Wayland version of Gnome? In that case it won't work, Wayland doesn't support screen capturing. It could also be a problem with the window manager - this seems to happen with Gnome for some people, but not everyone. Sadly it is not something I can fix.

Quote: Vaughant

SimpleScreenRecorder is by far the best screen recorder I have used including those on Windows. I am running it on Linux Mint and it just works wonderfully and it is so fast. It is a pleasure to use,
Thank you for creating SimpleScreenRecorder. I know it was a great deal of work and often you hear more about the problems. Just wanted to send a message of encouragement and appreciation for making the world (and Linux) a better place !

That's nice to hear :). I'm glad you like it.

Vafa

Comment #128: Fri, 8 Sep 2017, 22:57 (GMT+1, DST)

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I have the application but I can't use it due to windows size. Take a look at print screen:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-BnCnSM7woDdTNVR1dhdkVWb3M/view?usp=sharing

I can't change the windows size, my screen resolution is on maximum, I try different size but same issue.
This is my configurations:
Fedora 26 64bit
Graphics: Intel® Ivybridge Mobile
GNOME : Version 3.24.2
simplescreenrecorder-0.3.8-4.fc26.x86_64

Robertdaleweir

Comment #129: Mon, 25 Sep 2017, 0:44 (GMT+1, DST)

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Vafa
I have the same problem on F24 and I found out what it is. I have a banner at the top and bottom of my Screen. If I go to 'tweak-tool' and turn off the bottom taskbar (banner) I see the Continue etc and can run the program. If I do not do this I cannot even get it started. Maybe if some empty lines followed the Continue line so the banner would not cover the Actionable Buttons, it would solve this problem. I guess it is a Gnome issue but I think it could be overcome by adding a few 'Blank Lines' to the Applications Windows. I want desperately to use this app, as I have seen great comments on Youtube from users, but I do not want to turn these banners off every time. i see on your Screen Shot and you do not have a bottom Banner but I think if you, temporarily, turn off your top one you will be able to see the Continue line. YMMV.

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