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About BeScreenCapture:

An application to capture the content of your screen and save it to a "movie".

This app lets you capture the content of your screen, and save it in any movie format supported by your BeOS.
It uses BDirectWindow for minimum CPU-usage.
See the included README for more info.

Details about this version:

- Added a "pause/resume" option, which is only accessible from the deskbar addon.
- It writes "keyframes" more often (actually, only the first frame was a keyframe before this version).
- Reworked some internals, should result in slightly better responsiveness and smoother recording.
- Improved a bit the deskbar addon

Bug fixes:
- The fake cursor wasn't drawn correctly (thanks to Stephan Assmus for bugging me about this)
Submitted On:
05 Sep 2005
Submitted By:
Karl vom Dorff (karl)
File Size:
66.11 Kb
File Version:
File Author:
Jack Burton
Total Votes:3


0 # RE: BeScreenCapturestreakx 2009-11-02 10:11
Checked, but not seems to work. Im getting "initialisation error" on two chosen codecs built-in haiku system while trying to record screen.
+1 # RE: BeScreenCapturekarl 2010-05-13 15:03
Wow, just tested this on Alpha 2, and it works! No missing libraries or anything. What a kick ass app, uses Haiku's media encoding kit... A really good example of an excellent legacy BeOS application supported by Haiku - a gem.
+1 # Works for meandrewzx1 2010-05-13 15:14
full screen recording works for me. GUI needs to be updated for Haiku as some dialogs are partly obscured. Would like to user pauses in playback. Audio overlay would be really nice also.
0 # Doesn't work for meHumdinger 2010-05-18 11:50
I still get "initialisation error" when stopping a recording with a current Haiku. What's different in your setup? I used all the defaults.

0 # ?andrewzx1 2010-05-18 12:23
Nothing special in my setup. I am also using defaults. Mine is R1. Have you installed any additional codecs?
0 # RE: BeScreenCaptureHumdinger 2010-05-18 12:31
It's a bit fresher than r1a2. No additional codecs installed. My defaults are AVI, MP4. I also tried MPEG as format (Matroska is nor selectable), same error.
0 # RE: RE: BeScreenCaptureHaikuBot 2010-05-18 13:52
Quoting Humdinger:
It's a bit fresher than r1a2. No additional codecs installed. My defaults are AVI, MP4. I also tried MPEG as format (Matroska is nor selectable), same error.

I also have same error and also have little bit fresher than alpha2.
0 # RE: RE: RE: BeScreenCaptureHaikuBot 2010-05-19 14:20
Quoting HaikuBot:
I also have same error and also have little bit fresher than alpha2.

Just tested under Alpha2. It works!

But why it don't works correctly with trunk???
0 # RE: BeScreenCaptureandrewzx1 2010-05-18 12:39
Uh oh. Could be a compatibility issue with A2. Are you on ohloh? This guy is the author:
0 # RE: BeScreenCapturekarl 2010-05-18 12:59
I used AVI with the MP4 codec.
0 # RE: BeScreenCaptureandrewzx1 2010-05-18 13:38
Karl, where did you install from? Do you have a URL for the codec?
+3 # still worksandrewzx1 2010-05-18 14:19
OK, I installed it on a fresh A2, used AVI/MP4 and it works fine. Although last played frame is dark.
+2 # RE: BeScreenCapturekarl 2010-05-18 15:22
wow, you can see how as Haiku progresses less and less works on it. Tested on Alpha 2.
+1 # Problems with alpha2JackBurton 2010-06-16 07:58
The problems with alpha2 are caused by the missing /tmp folder. Since I had hardcoded "/tmp" instead of using the correct find_directory function. I've fixed this problem in the code hosted at osdrawer. There hasn't been yet a new binary release of BeScreenCapture, but the code has seen a big overhaul, and it's now using the Haiku layout system.
http://dev.osdrawer.net/projects/8 . I guess I should take the time and make a new release.
+2 # RE: Problems with alpha2karl 2010-06-16 08:03
this is exactly why that bloody 'beoscompatibility' package shouldn't be optional!! it causes so many problems with legacy software by not being included by default. it costs no space whatsoever, and is just a few links that would save everyone loads of headaches.
0 # RE: RE: Problems with alpha2Humdinger 2010-06-16 08:51
OTOH, not being compatible can motivate a dev not only to make the minimum change to get it to run again, but even improve the app...
+1 # RE: RE: RE: Problems with alpha2karl 2010-06-16 10:38
Sure you could use that argument; but prob 80% is abandonware. For the active devs that may bring their apps up to date for Haiku, they have little time; so it'd be nice to have something in the meantime.
+1 # RE: BeScreenCapturestreakx 2010-05-19 14:46
experimental video from netpanzer using BeScreenCapture here:

+1 # RE: BeScreenCaptureandrewzx1 2010-05-19 15:57
Good quality video but still kind of choppy. We need to add time code to BeScreenCapture.
+2 # RE: BeScreenCapturekarl 2010-05-19 16:18
yea not bad! I guess with Clockwerk one could add audio :-*
0 # RE: BeScreenCapturestreakx 2010-06-19 06:54
Problem with initalization + recording on GCC4Hybrid. on GCC2H was okey,,

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