gtk-recordMyDesktop hangs after a recording session

Bug #336878 reported by Jean-Paul Calderone on 2009-03-02
This bug affects 5 people
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gtk-recordmydesktop (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gtk-recordmydesktop

Description: Ubuntu 8.04.2
Release: 8.04

  Installed: 0.3.6-1
  Candidate: 0.3.6-1

After recording a session with gtk-recordMyDesktop, a dialog pops up claiming that encoding is in process and that closing the window or canceling will discard the record of the session. The dialog includes a progress bar which never advances. My current configuration for gtk-recordMyDesktop is to encode on the fly, and the session *is* recorded to an ogg file in my home directory, but gtk-recordMyDesktop doesn't seem to realize this and instead scares me by acting broken and claiming it is going to destroy my data.

My gtk-recordmydata configuration file (written automatically, I haven't edited it) is attached.

Jean-Paul Calderone (exarkun) wrote :
Nick Sarten (gen-battle) wrote :

I'm getting this bug with gtk-recordmydesktop in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic. The program gets to the encoding step of the process and then hangs. Given that it works fine on my 9.04 machine, i think the problem may be related to this bug on sourceforge:

It basically says that recordmydesktop is not compatible with "the new libtheora", which could have been added to 9.10.

Donald (donsmouse) wrote :

i am also getting the same thing,im using it on ubuntu 9.10 64 bit,the sound device is High Definition 8-channel audio

    * ALC 888S chipset

This is an hp pavilion m9500f with 8 gigs of ram

Predrag (martincom) wrote :

Its same in Ubuntu 10.04 :(

Sergiu BADAN (sergiu-badan) wrote :

I get absolutely the same result on ubuntu 10.10.
After stopping recording, recordmydesktop process seems to hang:
sb@linux:~$ sudo strace -p 13962
Process 13962 attached - interrupt to quit
futex(0xb27b4bd8, FUTEX_WAIT, 13964, NULL) = ? ERESTARTSYS (To be restarted)
--- SIGTERM (Terminated) @ 0 (0) ---
sigreturn() = ? (mask now [])
futex(0xb27b4bd8, FUTEX_WAIT, 13964, NULL) = 0
write(2, "Shutting down.", 14) = 14
write(2, ".", 1) = 1
futex(0xb17b2bd8, FUTEX_WAIT, 13966, NULL

Only killall -9 recordmydesktop solves that. It's rather recordmydesktop issue than gtk-recordmydesktop.

It was working some weeks ago.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gtk-recordmydesktop (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
joshyg6 (josheg) wrote :

 Did this get solved ever? Still happening at times..

Daryl Tucker (daryltucker) wrote :

I still experience this every time I use it (14.04).

Any suggestions? Any alternatives?

David Jameson (nospam19) wrote :

It's a bug in rmd_capture_sound.c. Just add "&& (pdata->running)" to the while loops on lines 111 and 146 of the latest code (

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