[osflash] Making a video of browser session
pauline.mcnamara at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 28 08:25:55 EST 2007
This page has a list of several tools available:
I haven't heard of an open source option, but Wink is available for free:
Most of the tools will let you do the voice and text annotations, then export it all as a swf for
you. If you absolutely have to use open source all along the way, it might cost a lot of time
compared to the commercial/closed source options...
--- Darren Cook <darren at dcook.org> wrote:
> I hope this isn't off-topic. I want to make a video to demonstrate how
> to use a web site. Flash flv is the obvious choice as I want it to be on
> the web and work on all of windows/mac/linux.
> I see these steps:
> 1. Record a browser session. (i.e. record output of a window, not of
> the whole desktop? Or simpler to make the browser full-screen?)
> 2. Convert that to flv.
> 3. Add a voice-over (merge from mp3 file?)
> 4. Add explanation text on top of the movie. (Wrap the flv in a swf,
> and use actionscript to show/hide a text window at certain points of
> time? A bit labour-intensive, but at least I know how to do this. I
> probably want to host on YouTube though, so I'd then need to convert
> back from swf to flv??)
> I am wondering if I can do the whole process using open source tools?
> (I'm using linux, but could use windows if necessary.) If not, what do I
> need? I would welcome suggestions for software, as well as web
> sites/books/blogs that would give useful advice.
> (Initially this is to promote an open source project - MLSN,see my sig
> file - but I am sure some of my clients could use something similar, so
> I want it to look professional.)
> Darren Cook
> http://dcook.org/mlsn/ (English-Japanese-German-Chinese free dictionary)
> http://dcook.org/work/ (About me and my work)
> http://dcook.org/work/charts/ (My flash charting demos)
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