Make an Animated GIF Screen Recording
First off, try byzanz to make an animated GIF screen recording on
Linux. When it works, it is the easiest way. However, I had trouble
with it recording a single window on my system, so I instead put
together a solution by taking screen shots, converting them to GIFs
with mogrify, and combining those into an animated GIF using gifenc.
Step 1: Screen Shots
Alt-Print Screen to capture screen shots as your
application runs. Gnome conveniently names them with numbers at the
end so they are in sequence.
Step 2: Convert with Mogrify
Use mogrify to convert all of the PNGs to GIFs:
mogrify -colors 200 -format gif Screenshot-*.png
You'll have a bunch of GIF files corresponding to the PNGs.
Step 3: Create the Animated GIF with gifenc
First, create a file with a list of all of the GIFs:
find -name *.gif > gif-list.txt
Use gifenc to convert the GIFs to a single animated GIF:
java -classpath ../lib/classes.jar net.jmge.gif.Gif89Encoder gif-list.txt
The file gif89out.gif has your animated gif movie. Rename and then
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Last modified on 3 Jul 2008 by AO
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