I have today encountered an item on my todo list (the list is so long I can’t actually remember writing this item… madness!) - which is to record a set of tutorial screencasts for a SaaS that I am developing - quicker than writing help-documents and probably a bit more fun. Something I’ve been meaning to try my hand at for a long time!
So there was a little chinstroking and headscratching trying to get this setup to my liking - I encountered some common linux audio problems like static / whitenoise on my mic etc. but in the end the steps to get setup were pretty straightforward; install some apps, set some settings and off we go.
Ubuntu Linux 12.10 (running XFCE)
A USB Mic that works well with Skype
I want to:
Record screencasts of my desktop
Capture my crisp sounding USB Mic
I tried a lot of different programs, some with fancy GUIs, old ones, news ones, VLC had a lookin but in the end these are the programs I like best - they’re snappy, simple (or no) interface, and they each “just work” without extra bloat: