HOWTO: Ubuntu Support for Audio in XVidCap
XVidCap is a very nice screen-capture program for Linux. I have been dabbling in it to capture video of my desktop.
Unfortunately, the binary offered by Ubuntu’s software distribution has audio disabled. I found a bug about that somewhere and added my two cents, then went and installed it manually. Then I had to reinstall it manually because the Ubuntu version had been bumped and the “newer” version replaced my audio-supporting version.
Step 1: Remove Existing xvidcap
sudo aptitude remove xvidcap
Step 2: Install XVidCap from SourceForge
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/ — click “download now” and the rest is all point-and-click.
Step 3: Lock XVidCap Version
Ubuntu will be quietly bide its time until it can “upgrade” xvidcap to a version that doesn’t support Audio. Fortunately, you can tell it not to do that!
Open: System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager
Search for “xvidcap”
Select the package, go to the Package menu and select “Lock Version”
(From what I can tell,
sudo aptitude hold won’t actually prevent xvidcap from being “upgraded.”)