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Developer(s)Martin Nordholts
Stable release
0.4.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 14 March 2021
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
TypeScreencasting software
LicenseGNU General Public License

recordMyDesktop is a free and open source desktop screencasting software application written for Linux.

The program is separated into two parts; a command line tool called recordmydesktop, licensed under GPL-2.0-or-later, that performs the tasks of capturing and encoding, and front-ends that exposes the program functionality graphically.

There are two front-ends written in Python: gtk-recordmydesktop which is licensed under GPL-2.0-or-later, and qt-recordymydesktop which is licensed under GPL-3.0-or-later.

recordMyDesktop also offers the ability to record audio through ALSA, OSS or the JACK audio server. RecordMyDesktop only outputs to Ogg using Theora for video and Vorbis for audio.

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  1. ^ "Release v0.4.0". 14 March 2021. Retrieved 27 September 2021.

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