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Or try my script (slightly modified version from the internet), it produces very high-quality screencast of a window you select with your mouse:


NAME=screencast-$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M)

echo "Click the window to capture and get ready!"

trap 'touch $tmpfile; rm -f $tmpfile' 0

xwininfo > $tmpfile 2>/dev/null
left=$(grep 'Absolute upper-left X:' $tmpfile | awk '{print $4}');
top=$(grep 'Absolute upper-left Y:' $tmpfile | awk '{print $4}');
width=$(grep 'Width:' $tmpfile | awk '{print $2}');
height=$(grep 'Height:' $tmpfile | awk '{print $2}');
geom="-geometry ${width}x${height}+${left}+${top}"
echo "Geometry: ${geom}"
echo "pos=$pos size=$size"

sleep 2
ffmpeg -y -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r $FPS -s $size -i ${DISPLAY-0:0}+${pos} -acodec pcm_s16le $NAME-temp.wav -an -vcodec libx264 -preset ultrafast -threads 0 $NAME-temp.mp4

echo Merge audio+video and encode to webm for YouTube? && read

ffmpeg -i $NAME-temp.mp4 -i $NAME-temp.wav -acodec libvorbis -ab 128k -ac 2 -vcodec libvpx -qscale 8 -me_method full -mbd rd -flags +gmc+qpel+mv4 -trellis 1 -threads $THREADS $NAME.webm

This is so easy to use. Just click, wait 2 seconds to start recording and talk. Then cancel the process, work done. The output format is ideal for YouTube.