User manual


How do I record videos with peekabot?

There is no built-in feature to produce videos – you have to use a separate video capturing tool for recording videos. Linux users can use e.g. recordmydesktop or ffmpeg.

Note that when using recordmydesktop, you have to use the —full-shots switch to record 3D applications. If you have problems getting it to work, you may also have to turn off compositing in your window manager, if enabled.


    ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1024x768 -r 25 -i :0.0 -sameq /tmp/out.mpg

    recordmydesktop --full-shots --no-sound -x 100 -y 100 -width 800 -height 700 -o /tmp/out.ogv

Is the peekabot client API stable (forward compatible)?

No. Currently, the API as well as the network protocol and recordings are generally not forward compatible. You can run peekabot --version to see which (older) versions the peekabot server is compatible with.