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Animation and video suite for the Gtk/Gnome desktop environment
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LATEST NEWS [4/29/2005]: These pages have just moved to a NEW SERVER. The site might be under construction for some time.
LATEST NEWS [2/17/2003]: gAnim8 version 0.3 has been released! Check out the features page for a list of the latest great features.   New screenshots added!.    Download the latest version.
LATEST NEWS [2/16/2003]: All gAnim8 components now feature internationalization/gettext support. gAnim8 now available in SPANISH! Download the latest version.
LATEST NEWS [2/16/2003]: gAnim8 Conversion Tool version 0.2 has been released. Download the latest version.
LATEST NEWS [2/16/2003]: GtkSnapshot version 0.1 has been released - a new Gtk-based screen capture utility, and a new addition to gAnim8. Download the latest version.



GANIM8 VIDEO RECORDER


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(The gAnim8 Video Recorder Window)


The gAnim8 video recorder is a new feature included in version 0.3 . It is a frontend for FFMPEG, and allows easy recording of videos in 7 different video formats from a Video4Linux device . The gAnim8 video recorder is a part of the gAnim8 suite, and is NOT available as a stand-alone program . Basically, you have to get gAnim8 to get the video recorder .

RECORDING VIDEOS:
You can record a video from a V4L device (new in gAnim8 version 0.3!) by clicking 'Tool', then 'Record Video...' on the menu . This feature, of course, requires FFMPEG to be installed on your system . It's not that advanced or fancy, but it gets the job done . Currently, there is no way to 'preview' the video you are recording until after it has been recorded . (Allowing both gAnim8 and FFMPEG to access a V4L device at the same time would take some serious hacking.)


SUPPORTED VIDEO FORMATS - FOR RECORDING:
MPEG
AVI (Windows Video)
ASF (Windows Video)
WMV (Window Media Video)
SWF (Shockwave Flash, old, version 1.0)
RM (RealPlayer, older format)
M4V


Running the program: The gAnim8 video recorder is NOT available as a stand-alone program . You must first run gAnim8 by executing the command 'ganim8', then launch the video recorder by clicking 'Tool', then 'Record Video...' on the menu .

This program requires Python 2.2 or better, Python Numeric, PyGTK 0.6.9 or better, Gtk+ 1.2.8-4 or better, Imlib 1.9.8.1-6 or better, ImageMagick 5.2.3 or better (5.4.6 or better recommended) . Recommended but not required: gifsicle 1.3.0 or better for GIF compression .

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

FFMPEG - The 'ffmpeg' package (containing the 'ffmpeg' binary - version 0.4.6 or better - required for video read/write support)

GETTING FFMPEG:
The 'ffmpeg' package can be found on speakeasy.rpmfind.net and at the FFMPEG web site (ffmpeg.sourceforge.net) .


gAnim8, the gAnim8 Conversion Tool, and GtkSnapshot are distributed under the W3C License . This program and its source may be freely modified and redistributed for non-commercial, non-profit use only . Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation, with or without modification, for any purpose and WITHOUT FEE OR ROYALTY is hereby granted, provided these credits are left in-tact and a copy of the 'LICENSE' document accompanies all copies of this software . COPYRIGHT HOLDERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY USE OF THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION . See the document 'LICENSE' for a complete copyof this software license agreement.


gAnim8, the gAnim8 Conversion Tool, and GtkSnapshot are Copyright (c) 2003-2005 by Erica Andrews (PhrozenSmoke ['at'] yahoo.com). All rights reserved. See the license file for a copy of the W3C license this software is distributed under. Gifsicle and Ungifsicle are copyright by Eddie Kohler (kohler@icir.org). Any use, modificiation, or redistribution of gAnim8 or it components not in accordance with the license is strictly prohibited.

Last Update: April 29, 2005

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