As its name implies, RecordMyDesktop is a software that enables you to record activities on your desktop. It is simple, easy to use and produces high quality recording. It allows you to make video of your desktop, with or without sound in the open source .ogg format. The default RecordMyDesktop package is a terminal application without any graphical interface. Installing the gtk-reordmydesktop package provides the graphical frontend.
Other than the desktop recording, you can also choose to record activities within a window, making it a versatile screen recorder.
Installation is easy. Ubuntu users can install it via the Synaptic Package Manager or in the terminal, type: