This is what happened on my laptop screen on Mar 1, 2010:
One Minute Per Day, March 1, 2010
Want to make daily movies like this from your screen? Then you came to the right place!!!
This set of instructions refers to the boranj release of the ONE MINUTE PER DAY (OMPD) project.
OMPD refers to the idea of spending one minute per day reflecting on how you spent your time during the day. Here, we’re specifically talking about how you spent your time using your computer. Maybe you’ve considered using various tracking software that will give you such stats as 5 hours on Firefox, 3 hours on Email, 2 hours on OpenOffice, etc. We tried some of those programs and while they are nice, the way the data is presented didn’t seem to help us make changes to our behavior so we ended up making this software. This hasn’t necessarily changed our behavior either but it’s more fun(TM).
Using package installer of your choice (apt-get,yum,etc) install the following programs: ffmpeg, imagemagick, and scrot.
if developer tools is installed, macports is the easiest. get macports at macports.org, then type
sudo port install ffmpeg imagemagick
Follow the instructions on this page.
Install ImageMagick. Follow instructions on this page.
This probably isn’t that hard to do but we’ve never done it. If you get it to work, please let us know and we will link to you here. Instructions for a cygwin solution in english and in portugese. Others recommend timesnapper.com and camstudio.org.
How the software looks when it is running.
Download capture.sh from here:
Put it in your home directory or wherever you want really. Make it executable.
chmod 755 capture.sh
You will need to edit the file to make sure the paths are correct for your machine. Mac and Linux are slightly different but the capture.sh file is notated in all the places where you need to change something for mac or linux. You can also change the time between frames and the fps on the movie pretty easily.
Want automatic uploading to youtube? Follow the instructions here:
Let us know what we missed or what didn’t work for you.
Want to add yourself into the mix? Using your favorite webcam utility you can! Order now, operators are standing by.
For mac (use wacaw) and for linux (use streamer). Snap a webcam pic, resize to match the screen size, then blend with imagemagick, voila. Then you can make movies that look like this (ffwed to 41 seconds):