Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1011320
Screencasts limited to about 30 seconds
Last modified: 2016-09-01 11:30:21 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.ctrl alt R to start recording
2.just, do stuff
after about 30 seconds, the recording icon disappears and the recording stops
shouldn't stop. I should be able to hit ctrl alt R again to make it stop
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: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 23-09-13 18:04:26.webm
Sep 24 14:56:57 ankur.pc gnome-session: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 24-09-13 14:56:57.webm
Sep 24 14:57:30 ankur.pc gnome-session: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 24-09-13 14:57:30.webm
Sep 24 14:58:06 ankur.pc gnome-session: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 24-09-13 14:58:06.webm
Sep 24 15:02:40 ankur.pc gnome-session: Recording to /home/asinha/Videos/Screencast from 24-09-13 15:02:40.webm
Sep 24 15:03:21 ankur.pc gnome-session: 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
Created attachment 802045 [details]
Created attachment 802046 [details]
Created attachment 802047 [details]
3 recordings that just shut by themselves.
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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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?
I see (from https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=708660 ) it is due to the default setting is set to 30s
$ gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys max-screencast-length 600
re-sets the default
I have tested this and is works.