I have both RecordMyDesktop and XVidCap installed. I also have OpenShot and Pitivi installed. OpenShot crashes more than Pitivi, and has more features, but Pitivi has a far better interface. But the lack of features means that I have to deal with OpenShot's unreliability.
If I capture my desktop with RecordMyDesktop, then the resulting video plays fine in the video player. However, once imported into OpenShot, the video is pixelated (even when rendered as an exported video). Ironically, when importing the same captured video into Pitivi, everything works well and as it should.
If I capture my desktop with XVidCap (which isn't as friendly as RecordMyDesktop), then everything works fine in OpenShot (and Pitivi).
What I do know is that RecordMyDesktop saves files as OGG while XVidCap saves files as MPEG. But should that make a difference when using OpenShot and Pitivi? (I have all the restricted extras and Gstreamer stuff installed, for example.)
RecordMyDesktop (and OGG files) are preferable to XVidCap. Any idea what's going on here?
EDIT: Correction. RecordMyDesktop seems to create OGV files.