I used to use RecordMyDesktop all the time with no problems. Now when I use it, what it records is choppy and poor quality:
Any tips on how to fix it? If not, any other screen recorder recommendations?
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You probably just need to tweak a few settings, otherwise you will need to ensure hardware acceleration and codecs via ffmpeg/avconv and gstreamer are available. Using these settings I have got it work quite well (it outputs a OGV file @15 FPS, at roughly the same display size and quality as what I had):
You should get good results with the above - you can change most of these settings but ensure these to get the best results:
By the way you can use various keyboard shortcuts - e.g. Ctrl+Alt+s to stop.