Package Details: xvidcap 1.1.7-8

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/xvidcap.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: xvidcap
Description: A small tool to capture things going on on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video
Upstream URL: http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Atsutane
Maintainer: bidulock
Last Packager: wookietreiber
Votes: 53
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2012-06-08 21:12 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2015-10-01 13:19 (UTC)

Latest Comments

JohnRobson commented on 2019-03-06 01:38 (UTC)

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wookietreiber commented on 2015-10-01 13:22 (UTC)

perl-xml-parser is the correct dependency. The Perl module `XML::Parser` is used during the build and if you don't have perl-xml-parser, `configure` complains that it needs `XML::Parser` for its own `intltool`. I added it to `makedepends`. Also, note that the installed files contain no perl scripts and no perl modules.

Kantz commented on 2015-08-26 11:31 (UTC)

extra/perl-xml-simple seems a suitable replacement (at least it doesn't complain during the building step).

wookietreiber commented on 2015-04-29 09:30 (UTC)

For now, I have simply removed the perlxml makedepends. I don't know where it went / what its replacement is.

sanerb commented on 2015-04-29 00:58 (UTC)

"Dependency `perlxml' of `xvidcap' does not exist."

roheim commented on 2014-04-29 18:52 (UTC)

Hi, I have not used this in a long time. And hardly then. So I do not know it very well. I am disowning it so that someone that is using it can maintain it. Sorry for not being more helpful :|

semeion commented on 2014-04-24 16:55 (UTC)

I can´t put this program to work, where is the ppm2mpeg.sh? :/

e8hffff commented on 2013-12-24 01:01 (UTC)

This was a crumby version which doesn't really support video codecs other than a .xwd to ffmpeg trick.

Dirk commented on 2013-03-06 15:35 (UTC)

Switched to ffcast and direct usage of ffmpeg (ffcast behaves strange when recording the whole screen).

test0 commented on 2013-03-06 13:02 (UTC)

Same here, only .xwd. Switched to recordMyDesktop.

firewalker commented on 2012-11-04 13:06 (UTC)

If you use this binary it works. http://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/files/xvidcap/1.1.7/xvidcap_1.1.7jaunty_i386.deb/download

commented on 2012-10-30 09:27 (UTC)

I switched to gtk-recordMyDesktop. No native avi unfortunately.

firewalker commented on 2012-10-22 12:17 (UTC)

Same here, only X11 Window Dump format...

commented on 2012-09-24 16:22 (UTC)

only have X11 Window Dump format...

ShyPixie commented on 2012-09-17 20:28 (UTC)

ppm2mpeg.sh depends on the nawk

der_fenix commented on 2012-08-05 19:42 (UTC)

In any case there is no good alternatives unfortunately...

der_fenix commented on 2012-08-05 07:58 (UTC)

dsohler, if you find another screen grabber with same functionality which work so fast as xvidcap - I'll be very glad! :) All other grabbers what I found or very stupid and buggy or has no needed functionality. In any case there is ffmpeg, that can grab X11 and save in any supported format. It have not gui, but it is fast enough and has many functions.

Dirk commented on 2012-08-02 08:30 (UTC)

xvidcap only supports xwd as output and only allows me to create single image “recordings” (a bunch of jpg files). The Patch works as in “it builds now”, but the program is plain useless without video recording capabilities … Starting xvidcap gives me an error message: http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8711/20120802102434546x238sc.png If I rightclick the file name in xvidcap dialog and select “Make video” I get “sh: ppm2mpeg.sh: command not found” on shell. Are there other screen grabbers with same features (variable size and position of recorded area, various output formats, same good performance, same convenience)? Last official stable release was October 2006, last change in repo was 2009 (added debian package), audio never worked. I hate fiddling around with community patched software (even if most community patches are very good) … :(

der_fenix commented on 2012-08-01 16:03 (UTC)

patch included

Tomato commented on 2012-07-21 01:49 (UTC)

I too can configrm that neomorphs patches do work (haven't tried sound recording though)

commented on 2012-07-08 11:42 (UTC)

Same problem than anarchtic here, i made a quick fix : diff -Naur xvidcap-1.1.7-src/configure xvidcap-1.1.7/configure --- xvidcap-1.1.7-src/configure 2008-07-09 09:28:25.000000000 +0200 +++ xvidcap-1.1.7/configure 2012-07-08 13:19:46.702518044 +0200 @@ -11,6 +11,8 @@ ## M4sh Initialization. ## ## --------------------- ## +LIBS="$LIBS -lX11 -lz -lXext" + # Be more Bourne compatible DUALCASE=1; export DUALCASE # for MKS sh if test -n "${ZSH_VERSION+set}" && (emulate sh) >/dev/null 2>&1; then diff -Naur xvidcap-1.1.7-src/src/xvidcap-client-bindings.h xvidcap-1.1.7/src/xvidcap-client-bindings.h --- xvidcap-1.1.7-src/src/xvidcap-client-bindings.h 2008-07-12 17:14:00.000000000 +0200 +++ xvidcap-1.1.7/src/xvidcap-client-bindings.h 2012-07-08 13:20:07.339183772 +0200 @@ -1,7 +1,6 @@ /* Generated by dbus-binding-tool; do not edit! */ -#include <glib/gtypes.h> -#include <glib/gerror.h> +#include <glib.h> #include <dbus/dbus-glib.h> G_BEGIN_DECLS Save that into a patch file, put the patch in PKGBUILD, and it works ;)

commented on 2012-06-19 00:32 (UTC)

Not compiling properly. /usr/bin/ld: capture.o: undefined reference to symbol 'XGetImage' /usr/bin/ld: note: 'XGetImage' is defined in DSO /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 so try adding it to the linker command line /usr/lib/libX11.so.6: could not read symbols: Invalid operation collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status make[3]: *** [xvidcap] Error 1 make[3]: Leaving directory `/tmp/yaourt-tmp-anarchtic/aur-xvidcap/src/xvidcap-1.1.7/src' make[2]: *** [all] Error 2 make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/yaourt-tmp-anarchtic/aur-xvidcap/src/xvidcap-1.1.7/src' make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/yaourt-tmp-anarchtic/aur-xvidcap/src/xvidcap-1.1.7' make: *** [all] Error 2

Atsutane commented on 2012-06-08 21:13 (UTC)

Dropped from [community].