What screen recording/screencast software do y'all use? I've had issue with pretty much everything I've tried.

(My use case is making simple webM or gif recordings to post on Mastodon or in README files, etc. and I'm on arch linux, so I have pretty wide package availability)


(what I'd really like is a screencast version of `scrot - s`—something I can invoke from the command line and target a defined rectangle to record. But I don't think that really exists)

@codesections You can, with great difficulty, integrate ffmpeg into an app so that it can record itself.

I did this for a few games. If the game also had demo recording, I could then record perfect videos without dropping any frames.

@codesections I've had great success with Peek (github.com/phw/peek), also available from AUR: aur.archlinux.org/packages/pee. It can do the "record a defined rectangle" thing, supports webm and gif output too (I mostly used webm, no idea how well the gif output works, but webm->gif is fairly easy with ffmpeg).

@codesections Peek. It records GIF, WebM, or MP4 and works on X and Wayland too.

There are native packages for various distros and even a Flatpak of it on Flathub:

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