Capture screen and mic input using FFmpeg and ALSA

ffmpeg -f alsa -itsoffset 00:00:02.000 -ac 2 -i hw:0,0 -f x11grab -s $(xwininfo -root | grep 'geometry' | awk '{print $2;}') -r 10 -i :0.0 -sameq -f mp4 -s wvga -y intro.mp4
Yet another x11grab using ffmpeg. I also added mic input to the capturing video stream using alsa. Yet I need to find out how to capture audio which is currently playing.
Sample Output
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3gOxtXN5wc

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By: mohan43u
2010-03-31 09:33:05

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  • Now we can capture only a specific window (we have to chose by clicking on it) ffmpeg complains about "Frame size must be a multiple of 2" so we calculate the upper even number with (g)awk trickery. We remove the grep, we are already using (g)awk here ....why losing time with grep !!! ;) Show Sample Output


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    a=$(xwininfo |gawk 'BEGIN {FS="[x+ \t]*"} /-geometry/ {print int(($3+1)/2)*2"x"int(($4+1)/2)*2"+"$5"+"$6}') ; echo ${a} ; ffmpeg -f x11grab -s ${a} -r 10 -i :0.0 -sameq -f mp4 -s wvga -y /tmp/out.mpg
    dwygo · 2012-08-31 14:48:41 0

What Others Think

Vis capturing audio which is currently playing. Have you tried pavucontrol? Use the record tab when ffmpeg is recording.
lugoteehalt · 355 weeks and 5 days ago
The option "-sameq" does not mean "same quality", it definitely should not be used with x11grab, and it has been removed upstream.
LordNeckbeard · 236 weeks and 3 days ago

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