BYZANZ-RECORD(1) General Commands Manual BYZANZ-RECORD(1)
byzanz-record - record your desktop session to an animated GIF
byzanz-record [options] FILENAME
Byzanz records your desktop session to an animated GIF. You can record your entire screen, a single window, or an arbitrary region.
byzanz-record allows you to make recordings from the command line. Graphical users may want to use the panel applet instead.
Duration of animation (default: 10 seconds)
Delay before start (default: 1 second)
Record mouse cursor
Record audio from the default input device. This only works if the output format supports it and will otherwise cause an error.
X coordinate of rectangle to record
Y coordinate of rectangle to record
Width of recording rectangle
Height of recording rectangle
X display to use
Show help options
Show GTK+ Options
Show all help options
After byzanz-record is finished, the recording is written to FILENAME. The format is determined by the filename extension. The following
formats are supported:
gif Record to an animated GIF image. Use this if you want to record a mostly static screen with a limited amount of colors, such as
using a file manager or an office application. This is the default and will be used if an unrecognized extension is used.
Record to an Ogg Theora video. This format supports audio. Use this if you want to record dynamic contents, such as video playback.
flv Record to a Flash Screen video. This recording method is lossless. Use it if you want to postprocess the file in other applications.
byzanz Record to Byzanz' internal debugging format. This is useful for benchmarking Byzanz or if you want to convert the recording to mul-
tiple formats later. You can use byzanz-playback(1) to convert the file.
Byzanz was written by Benjamin Otte <email@example.com>.
This manual page was last updated for version 0.2.1.