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I'd like to make several online language courses, and was thinking about incorporating video into a lecture.

I was looking for a way to convert presentations (PowerPoint or OpenOffice) directly to some video format, or, indirectly, maybe through Adobe Flash format.

Right now I'm on a Ubuntu.

Maybe there is some kind of tool, like FFmpeg style?

Thank you again!

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What you are looking for is called a Screen Capture program or Screen Cast program. A quick Google search turned up gtk-recordMyDesktop as an option that should work for your purposes and appears to be built in to Ubuntu. This was the site I found that explained more detail on how it is used. I personally have no experience working with Ubuntu, let alone screen capture on it.

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Thank you very much. I also came this conclusion. For reference, there is another one, called 'Kazam Screencaster'. –  B.I. Jun 18 '13 at 8:06
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