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Freeseer a video capture utility capable of capturing presentations or demos. It can capture USB, firewire, local desktop, and more. It captures video and audio and mixes them together to produce a video, thus enabling you to capture great presentations, demos, or training material easily.

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Last announcement

Preview for Freeseer 2.0 03 Dec 2010 13:30

Version 2.0 will add a number of useful features including the ability to load talk meta data from an rss feed, the ability to filter the list of talks the person recording sees based on meta data fields, rpm packaging, deb packaging, translation to a number of languages, and more. See a brief demo video here:

Recent releases

  •  24 May 2011 13:52

    Release Notes: Windows support, Streaming video support via icecast, .deb packaging for Debian/Ubuntu, RPM packaging, Arch packaging, and a delayed recording option were added. A number of minor UI enhancements were made.

    •  02 Apr 2011 18:13

      Release Notes: An SQLite database is used for managing video metadata. Video metadata is encoded into the video. Unique short file names are calculated from the metadata. Video metadata can be loaded from an RSS feed. Hotkeys were added for starting and stopping recording. Preparatory work was done for live streaming, Windows support, and Drupal integration. GUI enhancements were made, allowing filtering of talks by event or room.

      •  20 May 2010 00:10

        Release Notes: This release removes the dependency on alsa-audio, and provides correct (minimal) package dependencies for Fedora/Ubuntu. Configuration data is now saved in ${HOME}/.freeseer/freeseer.conf. The list of talks (talks.txt) has moved to ${HOME}/.freeseer/. Videos are now saved in ${HOME}/Videos/. Some prep work for RM and deb packages has been done. There are better instructions for using vga2usb. This release adds a tool for transcoding to make the videos a manageable size for upload.


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