YouTube screen capture with audio using FFmpeg
YouTube screen capture with audio is simple, cross-platform and stable using nothing more than FFmpeg.
Get the easy-to-use Python script for YouTube FFmpeg screen capture with audio: ScreenCapture2disk.py.
pip install pylivestream ScreenCapture2disk my.avi
The following details are not normally needed–just use the easy Python script above. YouTube screen capture with audio:
ffmpeg \ -video_size 1024x720 \ -framerate 10 \ -f x11grab -i :0.0+100,200 \ -f pulse -ac 2 -i default \ -c:a libmp3lame -ar 48000 \ out.mkv
The audio config is handled by:
-f pulse -ac 2 -i default
- send stereo audio with the default PulseAudio device.
DO NOT USE
-ac 1 even with monaural audio as you’ll get lots of errors like
non-monotonous DTS in output stream 0:1;
-c:a libmp3lame -ar 44100
- encode audio as MP3 with a 44.1 kHz sampling frequency (passing audio up to about 22 kHz, which is CD-quality).
List PulseAudio devices:
pactl list sources
Control audio sources with:
-framerate 10 -f x11grab -i :0.0+0,0 screengrab at 10 fps, starting in the upper left hand corner, send a 1024x720 pixel video.
If your screen resolution is more than 1024x720, there would be unsent regions at the bottom and/or right side.
Related: YouTube Live streaming with FFmpeg