I uploaded a video with it to make it more visual. I was quite surprised to find it so easy to do on my Ubuntu (just updated to 11.04).
Installed recordMyDesktop to do the actual screencast recording:
sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop
This will install a program shortcut called 'Desktop recorder'. Once running, there is a handy systray icon to start and stop the recording.
mencoder and used this command line to convert the
.ogv file to xvid:
mencoder out.ogv -ovc xvid -xvidencopts pass=1 -o jdvp.avi
That is it!
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PS: Is there anybody who knows a free program running on Ubuntu that allows to add text overlays in the video?