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Linux Game Recording, The Process Behind Creating GOL Casts

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Gaming, game capturing and video editing, does that sound like Linux to you? Few years ago most of us most likely would have said "no", but I am here to show you the current situation and prove that old fact wrong! Step into my lair of Linux gaming videos!

Linux game recording and video editing used to be pretty bad: the recorders were difficult to use and sometimes they didn't even work and video editors were crappy and lacked features. Nowadays the tools have evolved from their humble beginnings and creating proper gaming videos is actually pretty easy. I could possibly write a whole book about this, but instead of boring you with a long article, I created a video about the process behind creating our GOL Casts.


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With SimpleScreenRecorder, Audacity and OpenShot/PiTiVi/Kdenlive, almost anybody with a relatively powerful computer can record, edit and upload their own Linux gaming videos without having to use winemulated software (it's a word now) or dual-booting.

I would also like to remind you, that you can use our article submission system to post your videos for others to see here on GOL. Now, configure your recorders and get gaming!

Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
SimpleScreenRecorder: http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/
OpenShot: http://openshot.org/ Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: GOL Cast, HOWTO, Video
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I'm a Linux gamer from Finland. I like reading, long walks on the beach, dying repeatedly in roguelikes and ripping and tearing in FPS games. I also sometimes write code and sometimes that includes hobbyist game development.
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s_d Sep 19, 2013
Samsai, this is incredibly helpful to me!  I've been making my own gameplay videos as well, and have really struggled with it.  My videos are not intended to be entertaining, however.  They're more for capturing details of game engine bugs for discussing them with other developers, so making it nicely polished isn't terribly important.

What is important is the audio/video sync and capturing the audio stream directly off the card, rather than what I've been doing with RecordMyDesktop which is, of course, the worst of both worlds... a single mic input, capturing audio off the speakers along with whatever noise is happening nearby :(

I appreciate the great work you're doing on the GOL cast.  Thanks, and keep it up!
Speedster Sep 22, 2013
Ran some SSR tests today - convenient and great results, what a nice app
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