|Since FFcast 2.2.0, xrectsel has become a separate project. Packagers should from now on package xrectsel separately, and make FFcast depend on it.|
|Users of FFcast 1.0 will have to update their command lines. See issue #8.|
FFcast helps the user interactively select a screen region and hands over the geometry to an external command, such as FFmpeg, to record a screencast, or take a screenshot, among other things.
FFcast is a historical name. To say "FFcast wraps around FFmpeg" is as good as saying "XBMC runs on Xbox". Sure, FFmpeg is a fine thing to wrap around, but FFcast can wrap around a lot of things.
FFcast really is a "handy" or "human friendly" interface for anything involving selecting a box on the screen. In the same spirit, it tries to provide handy terse commands for common tasks, and allows users to define their own commands, in a straight-forward manner, to tailor to their own needs.
FFmpeg - for some sub-commands (
xdpyinfo - for the
xprop - for the
xrectsel - for the
xwininfo - for the
To build and install from source,
./bootstrap # required if ./configure is not present ./configure --prefix /usr --libexecdir /usr/lib --sysconfdir /etc make make DESTDIR="$dir" install # $dir must be an absolute path
Note if you build from Git source, you can pull in xrectsel as a submodule,
git clone --recursive https://github.com/lolilolicon/FFcast.git cd FFcast && ./bootstrap && ./configure --enable-xrectsel ... && make ...
This will allow you to build and install xrectsel along with FFcast.
Arch Linux users can simply install AUR/ffcast.