New libtheora in Lucid and Maverick causes recording problems

Bug #578397 reported by DodgeV83 on 2010-05-10
This bug affects 24 people
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recordmydesktop (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: recordmydesktop

Ubuntu should implement the same updates from Fedora, since the recordmydesktop package itself on SourceForge seems to have been abandoned. Here are the two related SourceForge bugs regarding libtheora:

Impossible to record screencast with new libtheora

Stops updating when switching virtual terminals in Lucid

Here is the Fedora fix

A workaround for people not comfortable with compiling from source is to revert back to the Karmic libtheora file:

1. Type this in a terminal - "sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list" and Add the following lines:

deb karmic main restricted
deb karmic universe
deb karmic multiverse

2. Open Synaptic and reload the files.

3. Do a search for libtheora, highlight the package "libtheora-bin" and select Package -> Force Version -> Karmic. Do the same for package "libtheora0" and hit Apply.

DodgeV83 (spamfrelow) wrote :

Note: Encoding is orders of magnitude FASTER with the karmic libtheora, even with the changes from the redhat page, though I may have implemented them incorrectly.

DodgeV83 (spamfrelow) wrote :

Note 2: After reverting to the Karmic libtheora file, be sure to lock this version of the file so it isn't updated automatically.

Highlight the package and click Package -> Lock

Why isn't this fixed already? Why is time spent on useless stuff like a new theme and rearrangement of buttons? This is a (given the context) old and well-known problem ..

summary: - New libtheora in Lucid causes recording problems
+ New libtheora in Lucid and Maverick causes recording problems
Changed in gtk-recordmydesktop:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in qt-recordmydesktop:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in recordmydesktop (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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