ffscreencast – a screencast CLI-tool with video overlay and multimonitor support

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  • ffscreencast

    ffscreencast - ffmpeg screencast/desktop-recording with video overlay and multi monitor support

    FYI for anyone on OS X Catalina (and likely Big Sur): this doesn't seem to work, as it's not detecting AVFoundation support in ffmpeg. See this issue: https://github.com/cytopia/ffscreencast/issues/31

  • ffsend

    :mailbox_with_mail: Easily and securely share files from the command line. A fully featured Firefox Send client.

    Based on it's name, combining it with ffsend [1], would make it a fun quick screen sharing tool. /s

    [1] https://github.com/timvisee/ffsend

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  • wf-recorder

    You want to use wf-recorder. This is in my sway config:

    > set $screenrecord wf-recorder -g "$(slurp)" -f ~/screenshots/mov-$(date +"%Y-%m-%d--%H-%M-%S.mp4")

    > bindsym Shift+Control+F6 exec $screenrecord

    > bindsym Ctrl+Shift+BackSpace exec killall -s SIGINT wf-recorder

    Hitting shift-control-f6 will spawn slurp which lets you click and drag to set the area you want to record. This will then launch wf-recorder and record the selected area, saving to ~/screenshots/mov-${date}. You can use ctrl-shift-backspace to kill the recorder and end recording.

    https://github.com/ammen99/wf-recorder

    https://github.com/emersion/slurp

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