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Backtrack Recording

Recently I wanted a way to record a video of my Backtrack exploit.  I noticed that Backtrack 5 R1 had "recordmydesktop" built in, but when I tried to use it, it made a recording in an .ogv format, which isn't something that transfers very easily.  Plus, Backtrack came with no video PLAYING software to even play the video that I recorded.  

So, to convert the .ogv file to a more standard .avi format, I did the following:

#apt-get install ffmpeg mencoder

Then I used mencoder to convert the file, like so:

#mencoder inputfilename.ogv -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -o outputfilename.avi
or
#mencoder inputfilename.ogv -o outputfilename.wmv -fps 75 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=wmv2 -nosound (this will tripple the speed)

Then, I downloaded VLC to play the videos (in either format):

#cd /tmp/
#tar -zxvf divx611...gz
#cd div611...
#./install.sh
#apt-get update
#apt-get vlc

Then, to run them simply type:
#vlc filename.avi

If you have a problem where VLC says that it won't run as root, simply do this:
#vim /usr/bin/vlc
and replace geteuid with getppid

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