Want to record a nice Linux desktop and share it with others? To show a friend how to use Linux? Is it hard to describe a Linux problem? Istanbul can meet your requirements. With Istanbul, you can record all the processes on the Linux screen. Istanbul can record full screen, area or window as you want, and record sound and mouse pointers.
Istanbul can be used in GNOME, KDE, XFCE, and other environments. Its use process is also very simple, after starting Istanbul, click on the System tray icon to start recording, click the icon again to end the recording. At this point, you can save them as prompted. Istanbul will eventually generate video files in Ogg Theora format.
Istanbul requires the following usage dependencies:
GStreamer 0.10 Gst-plugins-base 0.10 PyGTK 2.6 Gnome Python Extras >= 2.11.3 Gst-python 0.10
The current version of Istanbul 0.2.2 can be obtained from here.