Monday, March 3, 2014

Take screencast and ogv to Avi conversion in Ubuntu

For recording your screen, where we can demonstrate some videos or some functions, RecordMydesktop is a nice option in Ubuntu. It can be downloaded using Ubuntu Software Center. It is pretty easy to use too.

Here is the link for RecordMyDesktop:

However, this tool generates the video in ".ogv" format. If we wish to convert it into a commonly used format such as ".avi", we can use following commad:

$ mencoder input.ogv -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -o output.avi



  1. iDeashare VideoGo is an all-in-one OGV Decoder and Encoder and has both Mac (OS X Mavericks)version and Windows (8) version at

    Work as the OGV Decoder, iDealshare VideoGo can fast and batch convert OGV to almost all popular video formats like convert OGV to MP4, convert OGV to AVI, convert OGV to MKV, convert OGV to MPG, WMV, ASF, Apple ProRes, MOV, RM, DV, FLV, WebM, VOB, 3GP, TS and etc. It even supporting converting OGV video to audio format like convert OGV to MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, M4A, FLAC, AC3, AAC and etc.

    Work as the OGV Encoder, iDealshare VideoGo can easily create and encode OGV from other video formats including MP4, AVI, WMV, WTV, WebM, SWF, FLV, F4V, MOV, DV, AVCHD, MTS, MOD, TOD, MVI, MXF, DVR and etc.

    1. Thanks @vincentkirkwoodnew ! I wonder if iDeashare VideoGo works on Linux or not?!

  2. To successfully convert OGV to M4, OGV to AVI, OGV to MOV, WMV, ASF, etc or convert MP4 to OGV, AVI to OGV, MOV to OGV, etc, I highly recommend Avdshare. You can find it at

    1. Thanks, but it does not seem to be made for Linux platforms...