by the Free and Open Source Software Learning Centre (FOSSLC)
Freeseer is a free and open source screencasting application. Its primary purpose is capturing or streaming video at conferences.
It's been successfully used to capture presentations, demos, training material, and other videos. It can easily handle very large conferences with many talks using varied hardware and operating systems.
Freeseer is written in Python, uses Qt4 for its GUI, and Gstreamer for video/audio processing.
Freeseer is based on open standards and supports royalty free audio and video codecs.
Curious why Freeseer exists? Read our history!
- Download and install: https://github.com/fosslc/freeseer/downloads
- Quick Start Guide (coming soon)
Note: For the very latest but unstable version, you have to build from the experimental source (see developers section).
1. Install dependencies
- Python 2.7
PyQT development tools
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential qt4-qmake pyqt4-dev-tools libqt4-dev libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-sqlite python-qt4 python-qt4-dev python-qt4-sql python2.6-dev python-feedparser python-setuptools $ sudo easy_install yapsy
$ sudo yum install git make PyQt4-devel python-feedparser.noarch python-setuptools
To install Yapsy, run:
C:\Python27\python.exe C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\easy_install.py yapsy
- Windows 32-bit packages are recommended (pygtk-all-in-one package does not have a 64-bit installer yet)
- Python needs to be version 2.7.*
On Windows, add the following paths to your PATH variable:
Mac OS X:
Alternatively, you have the option to clone the project with git:
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:fosslc/freeseer.git # Clones a copy of the master repo
$ cd freeseer $ make
Once you have the prerequisite components you can run Freeseer using the following commands:
$ cd src $ ./freeseer-record # Recording tool $ ./freeseer-config # Configuration tool $ ./freeseer-talkeditor # Talk-list editor
See PACKAGE.txt for instructions.
Have a bug? Please create an issue here on GitHub!
Drop by our #freeseer channel on irc.freenode.net to get an instant response.
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Copyright and license
© 2011 FOSSLC
Licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPLv3); you may not use this work except in compliance with the GPLv3.
You may obtain a copy of the GPLv3 in the LICENSE file, or at: