Upcoming presentation demands that I record my desktop activity along with sound. And I've trying for a couple of days now to succeed. I'm using xvidcap which seems like a really good program -- the video is perfect. At first the recording data said Audio Codec: NONE. But, then I managed (after changing the pref. line to /dev/snd and installing Gnome Also Mixer) to at least get it to say Audio Codec: MP3.
But there is no sound during playback. And I dont' know if the little green vumeter in xvidcap is supposed to move or not during recording, but it doesn't.
Anyway, I've no idea where to go from here. And I really need help. I'm dedicated to this until I get it working.
I'm running Mint 12, and I can happily play class videos and youtube videos with sound.
Very heartfelt thanks to anyone who can help!
later - installed pavucontrol and ran it prior to xvidcap - no change.
In desperation tried recordmydesktop -- that doesn't even run. Well, it does, until I push the record button and then it says it can't write a file. So I have uninstalled that. I've also tried rebooting after trying various things. Nothing helps.