#17 Yellow tint


Using recordMyDesktop v0.3.6 (through gtk-recordmydesktop) every recording has a yellow tint. See the attached image for exact differences between "real" colors and those in the videos.

Running Ubuntu 8.04 on a 1 GHz P3, Geforce 4 Ti-4200 using the nVidia proprietary drivers. I am not using compositing stuff, just plain metacity.


  • John Varouhakis

    John Varouhakis - 2008-05-22

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    This is a well known problem and it has been around
    pretty much since the beginning.
    The reason is the imperfect algorithm used in the
    colorspace conversion (rgb to yuv420), which is mostly
    meant to be fast.

    Sometime in the future I'm going to revisit that parts
    of the code and see if I can get a better solution, but don't
    hold your breath over it since it might be while.

  • John Varouhakis

    John Varouhakis - 2008-05-22
    • labels: 1047606 --> recordMyDesktop (commandline)
    • priority: 5 --> 2
    • status: open --> open-accepted
  • John Varouhakis

    John Varouhakis - 2008-11-23
    • status: open-accepted --> closed-fixed
  • John Varouhakis

    John Varouhakis - 2008-11-23

    Colors should be a lot better, now with 0.3.8,
    so I'm closing this.


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