As you may know, ScreenGen is a simple application to create screenlist from a video file using ffmpeg-libs. It’s a qt based application. All parameters are specified on the command line or in the configuration file.

Here’s how to install ScreenGen in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and Elementary OS via PPA.

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Parameters:
–preset – Use section in config file (default – “Default”)
–frames – Frames count in screenlist (default – 16)
–width – Width screenlist (default – 1200)
–horCount – Frames in horisontal (default – 4)
–offsetBegin – Time offset from begin (default – “00:01:00″)
–offsetEnd – Time offset from end (default – “00:01:00″)
–listBorder – Depth border screenlist (default – 10)
–frameBorder – Depth border frame (default – 5)
–shadowOffset – Offset shadow of frame (default – 5)
–shadowInt – Intensity shadow of frame (default – 10, range 0-100)
–shadowColor – R,G,B color shadow of frame (default – “0,0,0″ – black, “255,255,255″ – white)
–background – Picture file for background (if empty, fill white)
–backgroundColor – R,G,B background color (default – “255,255,255″)
–picType – Type of picture file (default – “jpg”)
–header – Header with information (default – true)
–timeFrame – Time stamp on frame (default – true)
–fontFrameName – Name font on frame (default – “Liberation Sans”)
–fontFrameSize – Size font on frame (default – 10)
–fontFrameWeight – Weight font on frame (default – Normal, (Light,DemiBold,Bold,Black))

To get started, Press Ctrl+Alt+T key combination on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa

Then update package lists and install it on your system:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install screengen

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