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I'm looking for something to the equivalent of licecap.

It's an animated gif screen capture tool. I use it mainly for capturing QA bug reports during development.

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For Ubuntu 14.04 and above, Byzanz is available in the Universe Repository.

sudo apt-get install byzanz

to start this software you have to use byzan-cecord

byzanz-record -d DURATION --delay=DELAY -x X-COORDINATE -y Y-COORDINATE -w WIDTH -h HEIGHT YOUR-FILENAME

Example :

byzanz-record -d 20 --delay=6 -x 0 -y 0 -w 1200 -h 800 desktop-animation.gif
  • how wold i even find the proper coordinates? isn't there a gui? – Patoshi パトシ May 4 '16 at 16:26
  • yes there is one. you have to install this script. check out this git repo byzanz_window. – Jonayad Rahman May 4 '16 at 16:37
  • there isn't just a one click installer? thx – Patoshi パトシ May 4 '16 at 17:03
  • if you want a really simple one then please use silentcast it's a good program with a gui. you can install silentcast by copy and pasting this command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sethj/silentcast && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install silentcast – Jonayad Rahman May 4 '16 at 17:27

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