Sunday, 6 February 2011

Screencast capture on OSX using VLC

A nice post on howto use VLC to cpature the screen on OSX. I assume this will work on linux too.

Just in case it disapears, the import bit is:


  • Open VLC as you would do normally
  • Window -> Errors and Warnings (this will warn you if encoding failed)
  • File -> Open Capture Device -> Screen
  • Try to limit the area You are recording by specifying Subscreen parameters – I didn’t have any luck with recording full screen
  • Tick: “Streaming/Saving”
  • Click on “Settings…”
  • Select “File”, click on Browse, select dir where you want to save the file and give it some name
  • Encapsulation Method: MPEG 4
  • Transcoding options: tick “Video” and select mp4, Bitrate 512
  • Untick “Audio” (just to test if it works without it)
  • Click “OK”
  • we are back to previous screen, click “Open”

2 comments:

Pablo T said...

This step-by-step instruction worked.
Thank you! I was able to set up a screen for my wife's computer. Now it's time to do open mpg file https://wikiext.com/mpg I'll
have to deal in the near future. The global project implies several file extensions, I'm sure I'll really need a universal viewer files, so as not
to get confused in the extensions.

Unknown said...

Well, well...