BYZANZ-RECORD(1)BYZANZ-RECORD(1)NAMEbyzanz-record - record your desktop session to an animated GIF
SYNOPSISbyzanz-record [options] FILENAME
Byzanz records your desktop session to an animated GIF. You can record
your entire screen, a single window, or an arbitrary region. byzanz-
record allows you to make recordings from the command line. Graphical
users may want to use the panel applet instead.
Record audio from the default input device. This only works if
the output format supports it and will otherwise cause an error.
Record mouse cursor
Duration of animation (default: 10 seconds)
Delay before start (default: 1 second)
X display to use
Height of recording rectangle
Width of recording rectangle
X coordinate of rectangle to record
Y coordinate of rectangle to record
Show help options
Show all help options
Show GTK+ Options
After byzanz-record is finished, the recording is written to FILENAME.
The format is determined by the filename extension. The following for‐
mats are supported:
byzanz Record to Byzanz' internal debugging format. This is useful for
benchmarking Byzanz or if you want to convert the recording to
multiple formats later. You can use byzanz-playback(1) to con‐
vert the file.
flv Record to a Flash Screen video. This recording method is loss‐
less. Use it if you want to postprocess the file in other appli‐
gif Record to an animated GIF image. Use this if you want to record
a mostly static screen with a limited amount of colors, such as
using a file manager or an office application. This is the
default and will be used if an unrecognized extension is used.
Record to an Ogg Theora video. This format supports audio. Use
this if you want to record dynamic contents, such as video play‐
webm Record to a WebM video. This format consists of VP8 video and
Vorbis audio streams. Use this if you want to record dynamic
contents, e.g. for a HTML5 video.
Byzanz was written by Benjamin Otte <email@example.com>.
This manual page was last updated for version 0.2.1.