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byzanz-record-window-gui
#!/bin/bash
# AUTHOR: (c) Rob W 2012, modified by MHC (http://askubuntu.com/users/81372/mhc)
# NAME: GIFRecord 0.1
# DESCRIPTION: A script to record GIF screencasts.
# LICENSE: GNU GPL v3 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html)
# DEPENDENCIES: byzanz,gdialog,notify-send (install via sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/byzanz; sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install byzanz gdialog notify-osd)
# Time and date
TIME=$(date +"%Y-%m-%d_%H%M%S")
# Delay before starting
DELAY=10
# Standard screencast folder
FOLDER="$HOME/Pictures"
# Default recording duration
DEFDUR=10
# Sound notification to let one know when recording is about to start (and ends)
beep() {
paplay /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/message-new-instant.oga &
}
# Custom recording duration as set by user
USERDUR=$(gdialog --title "Duration?" --inputbox "Please enter the screencast duration in seconds" 200 100 2>&1)
# Duration and output file
if [ $USERDUR -gt 0 ]; then
D=$USERDUR
else
D=$DEFDUR
fi
# Window geometry
XWININFO=$(xwininfo)
read X < <(awk -F: '/Absolute upper-left X/{print $2}' <<< "$XWININFO")
read Y < <(awk -F: '/Absolute upper-left Y/{print $2}' <<< "$XWININFO")
read W < <(awk -F: '/Width/{print $2}' <<< "$XWININFO")
read H < <(awk -F: '/Height/{print $2}' <<< "$XWININFO")
# Notify the user of recording time and delay
notify-send "GIFRecorder" "Recording duration set to $D seconds. Recording will start in $DELAY seconds."
#Actual recording
sleep $DELAY
beep
byzanz-record -c --verbose --delay=0 --duration=$D --x=$X --y=$Y --width=$W --height=$H "$FOLDER/GIFrecord_$TIME.gif"
beep
# Notify the user of end of recording.
notify-send "GIFRecorder" "Screencast saved to $FOLDER/GIFrecord_$TIME.gif"
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