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How to make screencast?

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I’ve decided to make Photoshop tutorials for editing of photos. My friends-photographers asked me for to do it.  They also requested the format of those tutorials – video supported by narration. Screencasting looks like perfect technology for this task, because screencasting is video recording of computer screen output.

There is a plenty screencasting tools on the market. I selected CamStudio Recorder. CamStudio Recorder is an open-source software, it makes possible to use lot of video codecs and it allows also voice recording. All of this was important, because I did not want spend money (I spent time!), I wanted to use video codec compatible with YouTube and I wanted to record my voice as narration of the tutorial.

How to create your own vector offline maps?

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I am preparing for the upcoming photo workshop in winter’s Scotland now. Because I recently switch from Nokia N900 to Samsung Galaxy S Duos, I also wanted to update my navigation toolset. I installed popular Locus application on my handset and tried to use it with up-to-date vector Openstreetmap maps.

How to encode video by ffmpeg using DivX codec

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This is just a remark for me, because occassionally I need to convert mp4/x264 video using DivX codec, but due to random applicability I am not able to remember it. Why DivX? Video encoded by DivX is only one reliable option for me how to stream video from my NAS to TV without any interruption. I am using ffmpeg utility for video conversions, it is a reliable cross platform tool with lot of features and I am mostly happy with it.

So how to do it? Simple run something like  following command (the most important bolded):

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