Screen recording (Recording the iPod screen at say, 15 fps, and exporting as mp4/3gp)

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  1. JusTiNcReDiBLe

    JusTiNcReDiBLe Member

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    Is this possible yet? I'm sure it would drain the battery quickly, but at least it would be very useful when plugged into an AC charger.

    I'm not a genius, but isn't the idea to just take a lot of screen shots at regular intervals and turn it into a video? I mean, even 15 fps (frames per second, but I guess if you didn't know that, you wouldn't be of any help anyway) would be awesome. The only part I wouldn't know about would be somehow putting all the screenshots together into an mp4/3gp file. But I guess that's kind of how the iPhone video recording apps work anyway, so there shouldn't be a problem I would hope. The different is, one's a screenshot and one's video capture.

    Any programmers/coders have any ideas? I'm sure this can be done, thought it hasn't been brought up many times (while typing the topic, I only saw two related threads).

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    This might be thinking too far ahead, but obviously this would not have a GUI. I would guess that an SBSettings toggle would work. Screen capture would only start after 1) pressing the toggle, and 2) closing the SBSettings menu. Hold the Power and Home button down for 2-3 seconds, then a menu would pop-up with options (fps, maybe even color options in the future, etc.)
  2. sdschramm

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    Record it on your computer via VNC.
  3. kyle1320

    kyle1320 Banned

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    The problem is that VNC is really choppy. Also, I would like this too.
  4. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Yea, viewing your iPod on your computer via VNC is still really choppy since it's transferring the data wirelessly. Until someone somehow is able to view their iPod through USB, then it might not be as choppy.
  5. Gershmer

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    Alright. I got an idea.

    You will need:

    • A Computer
    • An iPod touch or iPhone
    • A compatible Video Out cable to that iDevice
    • A TV tuner card that the Video Out cable can be plugged into
    Prequisites:

    1. Jailbreak your iPod touch
    2. Download ScreenSplitr from your APT installer of choice and turn it on
    3. A screen recorder for your computer that can record videos as they play, not one designed for computer tutorials. What I'm TRYING to say is one used for rerecording movies playing on your screen.
    Instructions:

    1. Setup your TV tuner
    2. Plug in your iDevice via the Video Out cable
    3. Open up the TV tuner viewer window (the TV watching window)
    4. Tune to the Input channel (to view the Video Out cable's capture)
    5. Open up your screen recorder
    6. Select your recording frame and framerate
    7. Start recording
    8. Do stuff on your iDevice
  6. YoYoYoYal

    YoYoYoYal New Member

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    It might be not as choppy if the router was fast i would like to do this also.
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    Does anyone who has all the "ingredients" for my idea feel like trying?
  8. JusTiNcReDiBLe

    JusTiNcReDiBLe Member

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    You guys are missing the point. I'm talking about recording the screen directly on the iDevice. I already know there is a method of recording with the use of a computer, I'm not interested in that.
  9. ChrisL

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    No there isn't.
  10. Bazuny

    Bazuny New Member

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    That isn't a way?? You in a earlier post say you can but it's choppy now you are saying there is no way.
    I would like a app to record my ipod too. Your idea through sbsettings is really good. haha we just need someone who can program that.

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