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Whenever I run recordmydesktop, it changes my x/y.
$ recordmydesktop -width 800 -height 600 --full-shots --zero-compression --no-wm-check -o test.ogg
Initial recording window is set to:
X:0 Y:0 Width:800 Height:600
Adjusted recording window is set to:
X:0 Y:4 Width:800 Height:592
it won't accept "-x 0" or "-y 0" arguments, saying that -x and -y have to be >0
this is making me insane. how can I tell recordmydesktop to STOP changing my Y? please?
besides this (which is making me crazy), i love love love recordmydesktop :)
No idea what these lines do ... but I commented them out in src/setbrwindow.c to make recordmydesktop STOP adjusting my X/Y for me ...
then recompiled + reinstalled
recordMyDesktop needs its width and height to be divisible by 16.
This is a constraint and an assumption that runs throughout
the code and benefits the application by improving performance
and simplifying many calculations.
When you start the application, a rectangle is calculated that is
n*16 X m*16, which if possible, contains your original selection in
it's center. When your original selection is full-screen and it doesn't
satisfy the divisible-by-16 constraint, the calculated rectangle is
smaller than the original selection and centered in it.
That's why your Y changes to 4. It cuts a total of 8 pixels,
4 of them from the top of the screen. If you want to start at y=0
you can either use a larger resolution and have recordMyDesktop use
a 800x608 rectangle, or you can cut all 8 pixels from the bottom
by manually specifying width=592.
Also, removing those lines that you did might lead to a number
of problems, anything from segmentation faults to invalid video
files and other unpredictable outcomes.