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Installing recordmydesktop on CentOS and RHEL

Recordmydesktop is a command line (and GUI) program that can be used to record a video of the CentOS Desktop (among other distros as well). To install it on CentOS, begin by installing the required dependancies:

yum install gcc make libXext-devel libSM-devel libICE-devel zlib-devel libXfixes-devel libXdamage-devel libvorbis-devel libtheora-devel

Because CentOS does not official an RPM for recordmydesktop, we will have to install it from source. We will download a tar of the source code, untar the source, and remove the tar file:

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/recordmydesktop/recordmydesktop/0.3.8.1/recordmydesktop-0.3.8.1.tar.gz
tar xf recordmydesktop-0.3.8.1.tar.gz
rm -rf recordmydesktop-0.3.8.1.tar.gz

Now, let’s go into the folder and install Recordmydesktop.

cd recordmydesktop-0.3.8.1
./configure
make
make install

If you did not set a custom prefix, running /usr/bin/recordmydesktop should begin recording your desktop! Use the following command (just as with most commands) to view the options available:

recordmydesktop --help