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And if it is impossible to use OBS, is there a convenient way to record screen on KDE? I have been using wf-recorder on Hyprland, but now that I am trying out KDE, everything I’ve tried so far doesn’t seem to work.
I have tried that and managed to get it working, but it would only save .webp outputs, which was not ideal. Now, however, even saving a .webp recording results in a crash, not exactly sure what causes it.
Recording with h.264 requires ffmpeg from RPM Fusion and libx264, it doesn’t work with openh264. But the quality is still terrible. I think the issue is just that spectacle’s default quality setting is bad and not configurable, for both codecs. Hopefully in the future they’ll add an option for this (video recording in general is a fairly new feature so I assume improvements are coming).
I see the problem lol, Spectacle is using a fixed bitrate which means as screen resolution increases, quality falls over. Yeah, that makes it unusable on HiDPI machines. I’ll file a bug if there isn’t one yet.
Edit: Actually it looks like it gets set based on dimensions somehow, but anyway the whole thing is very broken. It doesn’t even work with most window recording since it errors out due to odd window widths. The whole thing is quite broken, so I would not consider spectacle usable for screen recording at this time.
Even better, instead of modifying /usr/share/applications/com.obsproject.Studio.desktop copy it to ~/.local/share/applications/ and add the env variables there. This way your desktop file won’t get overwritten if the package ships a new desktop file.
Flatpaks in general aren’t going to solve any problems over properly packaged software (as much as the app authors would like them to), certainly nothing Asahi-specific. Right now Flatpaks are basically unusable due to not having the Mesa drivers packaged (it’s on my list), but even then you’d be hard pressed to find a situation where the Flatpak works better on Asahi specifically for some reason.