Wednesday, December 20, 2006

x11grab in ffmpeg svn

Edouard Gomez did a great job on pushing my x11grab patch into ffmpeg. He smoothed all rough edges ranging from my blunt ignorance of the ffmpeg coding guidelines to obvious hacks without any remorse.

The patch series hit ffmpeg svn on 20061212. Get it from here. You have to run configure with --enable-gpl to get the GPL-ed x11grab implementation.

To actually start grabbing, run

ffmpeg -vcodec mpeg4 -qscale 2 -r 10 -vd x11:0+0,0 -s 1280x1024 whatever.avi

You might replace 1280x1024 by your actual screen resolution.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Headache and ion

Free-as-in-beer cocktail parties, bad idea. Headache in the morning. So I thought while I'm there, I can take advantage of my headache and code C.

Here is an update to my XFT branch of ion3, this time as darcs patch and as regular patch for distro maintainers.