Session recording

This page lists free software that you can use to record your desktop. The frame rate of the recording is not important: 5 fps is completely sufficient, and one can go even further down. The bitrate will typically vary between 50 and 3000 kbps. Please check that text is legible.

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For Linux

Frame rate: 5 fps
Codec: H.264 (default)
Constant rate factor: 23 (default)
Preset: superfast

These settings produce an insignificant CPU overhead on my slow laptop. File size: 200-250 MB per hour.

For Windows

Alas, untested:

For Mac

Alas, untested: