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       byzanz-record - record your desktop session to an animated GIF


       byzanz-record [options] FILENAME


       Byzanz  records  your  desktop  session  to  an  animated GIF.  You can record your entire
       screen, a single window, or  an  arbitrary  region.   byzanz-record  allows  you  to  make
       recordings  from  the  command  line.   Graphical  users  may want to use the panel applet


   Application Options:
       -a, --audio
              Record audio from the default input device. This only works if  the  output  format
              supports it and will otherwise cause an error.

       -c, --cursor
              Record mouse cursor

       -d, --duration=SECS
              Duration of animation (default: 10 seconds)

       -e, --exec=COMMAND
              Instead  of specifying the duration of the animation, execute the given COMMAND and
              record until the command exits. This is useful both for  benchmarking  and  to  use
              more complex ways to stop the recording, like writing scripts that listen on dbus.

              Delay before start (default: 1 second)

              X display to use

       -h, --height=PIXEL
              Height of recording rectangle

       -v, --verbose
              be verbose

       -w, --width=PIXEL
              Width of recording rectangle

       -x, --x=PIXEL
              X coordinate of rectangle to record

       -y, --y=PIXEL
              Y coordinate of rectangle to record

   Help Options:
       -?, --help
              Show help options

              Show all help options

              Show GTK+ Options


       After  byzanz-record  is  finished,  the  recording is written to FILENAME.  The format is
       determined by the filename extension. The following formats are supported:

       byzanz Record to Byzanz' internal debugging format. This is useful for benchmarking Byzanz
              or  if  you  want  to convert the recording to multiple formats later.  You can use
              byzanz-playback(1) to convert the file.

       flv    Record to a Flash Screen video. This recording method is lossless. Use  it  if  you
              want to postprocess the file in other applications.

       gif    Record  to  an  animated  GIF image. Use this if you want to record a mostly static
              screen with a limited amount of colors, such as using a file manager or  an  office
              application.   This is the default and will be used if an unrecognized extension is

       ogg, ogv
              Record to an Ogg Theora video. This format supports audio. Use this if you want  to
              record dynamic contents, such as video playback.

       webm   Record to a WebM video. This format consists of VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams.
              Use this if you want to record dynamic contents, e.g. for a HTML5 video.




       Byzanz was written by Benjamin Otte <>.

       This manual page was last updated for version 0.2.1.