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Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby TheMechanist » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 6:34 am

Hi,

DOSBox has a built-in screen video capture function.

Any recommendations for a Linux & Windows Tool for screen video capturing PCem ? I tried some with linux but didn't find a satisfactory tool especially when it comes to capturing just the screen but not the window border ..
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby leilei » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 7:08 am

What I did for my videos is carefully set up a window capture with VirtualDub (with a trial-and-error-specified resolution so i'd capture the window title along with the emulation just to show its execution/emulated machine)
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby SarahWalker » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 7:25 am

VirtualDub is what I'm using as well. I did use FRAPS for a bit, but I switched from a GeForce to a Radeon a while ago and FRAPS doesn't seem to like AMD's drivers very much, causing significant slowdown.
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby bit » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 7:42 am

I use OBS Studio (https://obsproject.com) to record videos on both Windows and Linux.
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby SA1988 » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 7:59 am

I use FFsplit.
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby omarsis81 » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 1:55 pm

MSI's Afterburner works with videos and screenshots.
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby omarsis81 » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 1:56 pm

VirtualDub is an excelent tool for editing video too
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby basic2004 » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 3:44 pm

I using Windows 10's stock game DVR to recording.
If you use Windows 10, press Win+G, remember PCem to game application.
And you can use record(Win+Alt+R) on PCem.
It saves to Videos/Captures directory when recording.
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby TheMechanist » Fri 28 Jul, 2017 5:24 pm

... tried VirtualDub (Win7), but didn't get it to work, not my cup of tea .. FFSplit is really cool ! .. will try OBS Studio for Linux ..
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby ndavis82 » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 6:15 pm

basic2004 wrote:I using Windows 10's stock game DVR to recording.
If you use Windows 10, press Win+G, remember PCem to game application.
And you can use record(Win+Alt+R) on PCem.
It saves to Videos/Captures directory when recording.

Whoa! Go Microsoft! I had no idea Windows 10 could do that.
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby TheMechanist » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 7:04 pm

OBS Studio crashed with memory violence on Ubuntu 16.04 .. btw. PCem changes window size on Linux everytime the resolution changes (textmode/gfx) and does it too while boot process, is there a way to keep a fixed windows size like DOSBox does, at least on linux it is hard to capture screen that's why ..
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby bit » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 7:41 pm

TheMechanist wrote:OBS Studio crashed with memory violence on Ubuntu 16.04 .. btw. PCem changes window size on Linux everytime the resolution changes (textmode/gfx) and does it too while boot process, is there a way to keep a fixed windows size like DOSBox does, at least on linux it is hard to capture screen that's why ..

Does it crash immediately on start or after a certain action?
With wxWidgets/SDL2 on Linux you can enable Video -> Resizable window and the window won't resize automatically anymore.
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby TheMechanist » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 9:41 pm

OBS Studio - immediately after start, after it failed to create GL context ..

Cool, wx is the the new gui in development ? is the daily snapshot stable or should I wait for v13 ?
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby bit » Sun 30 Jul, 2017 7:50 am

TheMechanist wrote:OBS Studio - immediately after start, after it failed to create GL context ..

Cool, wx is the the new gui in development ? is the daily snapshot stable or should I wait for v13 ?

Hmm, I think OBS Studio requires OpenGL 3.2+. What does glxinfo report?

Yeah wx is the new GUI for Linux. Mainline should be stable, but there have been improvements which has not yet been merged into mainline but are available in my repo at https://github.com/mborjesson/PCem-wx-SDL2
To build it you run ./configure --enable-wx and then make as usual.

EDIT: The improvements are now in mainline so you can just update from the main repo :)
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby TheMechanist » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:06 am

OBS-Studio - I'm using OpenGL 2.1 hm .. at least OBS could report, that it didn't found right version instead of simply crashing ..

Cool, will give the new PCem version a try !
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby TheMechanist » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 5:59 pm

with the excellent new wx/sdl gui screen recording is now very simple and accurate under linux, since the window size and position can be fixed, even on low end machines .. I used kazam which is very straight forward and doesn't require much ressources, it's even available from the offical ubuntu repository .. perfect !
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Re: Best way capture pcem video & audio

Postby Katakis » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 2:31 am

I use ScreenFlow (for OS X) every time I want to record something in PCem.

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