Bug 1011320 - Screencasts limited to about 30 seconds
Screencasts limited to about 30 seconds
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-09-24 01:15 EDT by Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD)
Modified: 2016-09-01 11:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-09-01 11:30:21 EDT
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
recording 1 (1.70 MB, video/webm)
2013-09-24 01:17 EDT, Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD)
no flags Details
recording 2 (781.87 KB, video/webm)
2013-09-24 01:18 EDT, Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD)
no flags Details
recording 3 (492.76 KB, video/webm)
2013-09-24 01:18 EDT, Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD)
no flags Details

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 708660 None None None Never

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Description Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2013-09-24 01:15:46 EDT
Description of problem:
When I make a screencast, it switches off by iteslf in about 30 seconds. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.ctrl alt R to start recording
2.just, do stuff

Actual results:
after about 30 seconds, the recording icon disappears and the recording stops

Expected results:
shouldn't stop. I should be able to hit ctrl alt R again to make it stop

Additional info:
No errors in journalctl:

[asinha@ankur  Videos]$ journalctl /usr/bin/gnome-session --since "2013-09-23 15:00:00" --no-pager | egrep Recording
Sep 23 18:04:26 ankur.pc gnome-session[1185]: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 23-09-13 18:04:26.webm
Sep 24 14:56:57 ankur.pc gnome-session[1185]: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 24-09-13 14:56:57.webm
Sep 24 14:57:30 ankur.pc gnome-session[1185]: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 24-09-13 14:57:30.webm
Sep 24 14:58:06 ankur.pc gnome-session[1185]: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 24-09-13 14:58:06.webm
Sep 24 15:02:40 ankur.pc gnome-session[1185]: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 24-09-13 15:02:40.webm
Sep 24 15:03:21 ankur.pc gnome-session[1185]: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 24-09-13 15:03:21.webm

[asinha@ankur  Videos]$ ls Screencast\ from\ 24-09-13\ 1*
Screencast from 24-09-13 14:58:06.webm  Screencast from 24-09-13 15:02:40.webm  Screencast from 24-09-13 15:03:21.webm
Comment 1 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2013-09-24 01:17:40 EDT
Created attachment 802045 [details]
recording 1
Comment 2 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2013-09-24 01:18:20 EDT
Created attachment 802046 [details]
recording 2
Comment 3 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2013-09-24 01:18:55 EDT
Created attachment 802047 [details]
recording 3

3 recordings that just shut by themselves.
Comment 4 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2013-09-24 01:21:32 EDT
Reported upstream:

Comment 5 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2013-09-24 10:21:49 EDT
Upstream said this is intended behaviour. The upstream bug was closed. I'll close this as soon as I get some information on *why* this is so, and how it makes sense.
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Comment 8 Shaun Appleton 2016-09-01 11:25:31 EDT
I see this happen on Fedora 24. 
I can readily reproduce this as follows:

Start screencast using shift + ctrl + alt + R
The screencast lasts about 20-30s before stopping without any interaction from me.

What can I provide to help to troubleshoot this?
Comment 9 Shaun Appleton 2016-09-01 11:30:21 EDT
Forget it

I see (from https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=708660 ) it is due to the default setting is set to 30s

and using

$ gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys max-screencast-length 600

re-sets the default

I have tested this and is works.

closing now

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