produces ogv files which can't be transcoded properly

Bug #587903 reported by Chris McCormick on 2010-05-31
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theora
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gtk-recordmydesktop (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gtk-recordmydesktop

After recording an ogv session, the file produced can be played with vlc, but can't be converted to avi or mpg with ffmpeg or by uploading to any video sharing service. The resulting video always looks like a grey smeary blur of pixels.

What I expected to happen was: transcoding the file to result in a working video file, and uploading to a video sharing service to produce a video which works properly.

chrism@amitskaw:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Release: 10.04

chrism@amitskaw:~$ apt-cache policy gtk-recordmydesktop
gtk-recordmydesktop:
  Installed: 0.3.8-1ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.3.8-1ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.3.8-1ubuntu1 0
        500 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Other people have also been having this issue:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1459445

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