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I tried to record desktop on ubuntu with 2 tools :

  • Recordmydesktop (
  • Kazam screencaster(

But, Output video of Recordmydesktop is .ogv format (reference here: And ouput video of Kazam screencaster is .mp4 and .webm format. I need output video after recording process is .flv format. I don't want to format them to .flv.

How to record desktop to .flv format ?

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covert the ogg to flv using ffmpeg. [ffmpeg -i file.ogg file.flv] – shantanu Jul 16 '12 at 3:48
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It seems every ScreenCaster on Ubuntu saves in ogg format. You could easily convert your videos with ffmpeg, but if you don't want to do it (why?), you have probably only one alternative: vnc2flv.

There are a couple of requirements (they could be easily installed from official repos):

1) x11vnc

2) Python (2.4+)

Download the package from the developer at, extract the archive and (as the developer explains on his site), use python to install the app as:

python install

And you're done. The app run only by command line. You may find useful instructions on developer's site or by watching this tutorial:

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thank for your support. I tried ffmpeg convert and x11vnc. – dakiquang Jul 17 '12 at 3:56

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