Package Details: xvidcap 1.1.7-8

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/xvidcap.git (read-only)
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: wookietreiber
Last Packager: wookietreiber
Votes: 51
Popularity: 0.164577
First Submitted: 2012-06-08 21:12
Last Updated: 2015-10-01 13:19

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wookietreiber commented on 2015-10-01 13:22

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.

wookietreiber commented on 2015-10-01 13:14

I just checked all of the installed files. None of them are Perl scripts or modules. Maybe, this dependency was relic from sometime long ago ... I will not re-add this dependency until I know for sure where it is or may be used and for what purpose.

wookietreiber commented on 2015-10-01 13:14

I just checked all of the installed files. None of them are Perl scripts or modules. Maybe, this dependency was relic from sometime long ago ... I will not re-add it until I know for sure where it is or may be used and for what purpose.

Kantz commented on 2015-08-26 11:31

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

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

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

roheim commented on 2014-04-29 18:52

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

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

e8hffff commented on 2013-12-24 01:01

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

e8hffff commented on 2013-12-24 00:45

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

dsohler commented on 2013-03-06 15:35

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

test0 commented on 2013-03-06 13:02

Same here, only .xwd. Switched to recordMyDesktop.

firewalker commented on 2012-11-04 13:06

If you use this binary it works.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/files/xvidcap/1.1.7/xvidcap_1.1.7jaunty_i386.deb/download

Anonymous comment on 2012-10-30 09:27

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

dsohler commented on 2012-10-23 08:03

At least I found ffcast. Not as convinient as Xvidcap but it works better than all other screen grabbers I tried.

firewalker commented on 2012-10-22 12:17

Same here, only X11 Window Dump format...

Anonymous comment on 2012-09-24 16:22

only have X11 Window Dump format...

ShyPixie commented on 2012-09-17 20:28

ppm2mpeg.sh depends on the nawk

der_fenix commented on 2012-08-05 19:42

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

dsohler commented on 2012-08-05 10:52

@der_fenix: I tried that before. All I got, was a recording of the whole desktop in an enormous huge file, or horribly lagging window recording. Plus: no convenience at all.

der_fenix commented on 2012-08-05 07:58

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.

dsohler commented on 2012-08-02 08:30

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

patch included

Tomato commented on 2012-07-21 01:49

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

dsohler commented on 2012-07-16 18:16

I can confirm working patch (even though still no sound recording)

dsohler commented on 2012-07-09 13:08

System is completely up-to-date from an up-to-date mirror. AUR programs are all up-to-date according to Yaourt.

$ xvidcap
xvidcap: error while loading shared libraries: libavdevice.so.53: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Any hints?

Anonymous comment on 2012-07-08 11:42

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 ;)

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-19 00:32

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

Dropped from [community].