Convert files in tmp?

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sxe
2007-07-24
2013-06-03
  • sxe
    sxe
    2007-07-24

    Hi,

    i recorded a video and at the end recordmydesktop quits with an unknown errorcode. I need the recordet video. How can i manually convert the recorded files in the /tmp/rMD-session-* Folder?

    thx

     
    • I'm afraid that recordMyDesktop doesn't offer restore functionality
      in such cases. There is a procedure, through which these files can
      get rendered but it's far from perfect and it won't include any sound
      you have recorded.
      This method is actually starting a new recording and appending the
      data you want to restore at the end of it, just before rendering starts.
      You also need to now the command with which recordMyDesktop
      was launched at the session that crashed.

      Let me know which are the exact contents of your /tmp/rMD-session-*
      directory, if you are interested.

       
    • sxe
      sxe
      2007-07-25

      Hi John,

      if there is no possibility to include the sound too, the video is useless to me. But thx for help.
      Are there plans to add restore functionality to recordemydesktop? I think its a useful feature.

      thx again

      bye

      Andy

      PS: Which format do the temp files use? Maybe mancoder can help me?

       
      • >> Are there plans to add restore functionality to recordemydesktop? I think its a useful feature.

        Yes it would be a usefull feature indeed. And it is easy to implement.
        I just keep neglecting it. Maybe in the next release.

        >> PS: Which format do the temp files use? Maybe mancoder can help me? 

        It's not a standard format, so mencoder won't be helpfull.

         
    • Please, I have the save issue. My tmp folder is rMD-session-12517 and I have img.out thru img.out.7. There was no sound in this webinar, and I had no errors. It just encoded the first 3 minutes after I stopped recording. I had 1 gig free after recording, but my oggs are converted to my home folder which has 20g free. Was that the issue? Not enough space to join those files in /tmp?

      If you could give me a chance to try to restore that would be great.

       
      • I'm afraid that there is no standard procedure on rescuing sessions
        (it is planned for 0.3.7 though)

        The easiest way to do it now, is probably the following:

        1)rename your files like this: img.out=>img.out.1 ,img.out.1=>img.out.2 and so on.

        2)start a new recordMyDesktop recording session,
        using identical settings as the crashed session.

        3)find it's folder with the temporary files of the new session(while
        recording) and paste the files you want to rescue.

        4) stop the new session and let it encode.

        Normally, what will happen is that the old
        recording will be collated on the end of the new one.
        The problem of course is that you will have the contents
        of the new session at the beginning of the old.

        You can minimize this effect by using this script:
        http://recordmydesktop.iovar.org/files/rescue_rmd.gz

        Place it somewhere in your path and then cd to
        the rMD-session-12517/ directory . Then simply
        run the script.

        If you used custom settings (fps, width,height)
        in the initial recording you need to modify the
        script and mirror these.

        Feel free to ask if you have any questions on the
        procedure.

        John.-

         
    • i have a similar problem, now that 0.3.7 is avalible will that recover my files?