[Echo] git screencasts

Gian Paolo Mureddu gmureddu at prodigy.net.mx
Fri Aug 1 21:41:57 UTC 2008

Martin Sourada escribió:
> Hi,
> I've just recorded another screencast for the echo-icon-theme git
> repository how-to's. That makes two versions of the "Setting up the git
> repository" screencast (mkv+h264+ass subs and ogv+theora) and one
> version of "Adding new icons to git" [1]. As I am still new to this area
> I'd appreciate any feedback and suggestions what to do with the files
> next and which way is better - mkv+h264 or theora wherever (preferably
> in matroska as well) - and whether the subtitle commentary is desired.
> I also noticed that the ogv file causes a lot of problems, one being
> that rawhide totem complains of missing codecs, but plays it fine,
> another that mkvmerge fails to read the file and the same goes for
> avidemux. I tried renaming to ogm or ogg, and whereas both ogg and ogm
> fixes totem and enable nautilus to generate thumbnail, the other issues
> remain unchanged. It seems to me that the file header is incorrect.
> Since mplayer can play it, it is probably possible to fix these issues
> via mencoder, but I have zero experience with it.
> Any suggestions, ideas, advices?
> Thanks,
> Martin
> References:
> [1] http://mso.fedorapeople.org/screencasts/
> PS: The matroska one was recorded with xvidcap (which however tends to
> freeze lately), re-encoded to h264 and put to matroska with avidemux,
> subtitles were done in subtitleeditor and merged with the video using
> mkvmerge-gui. The other two were recorded with gtk-recordmydesktop, no
> editing done. Everything was done in rawhide.

So the Matroska is encoded into h264 or theora encapsulated into the mkv 
(would that even be possible to do?)

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