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MOVIE: Fedora Core 2 "The Movie" and the secret "Behind the Story"

by Thomas Chung on Jun 4, 2004

Here is the sequel to Fedora Core 1 "The Movie", Fedora Core 2 "The Movie" and this time, I'll reveal the secret "Behind the Story"

You will need Flash Player to play this movie.

In order to create this flash movie, you need two components. One is called vnc2swf which captures the live motion of a screen through VNC protocol and converts it a Macromedia Flash(TM) movie (.swf) and the other one is called ming which is a C library for generating SWF ("Flash") format movies.

Here are RPM packages for vnc2swf and ming built specifically for Fedora Core:

You only need to install 3 rpms in following order:

rpm -Uvh libming0-0.2a-1.FC.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh libming0-devel-0.2a-1.FC.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh vnc2swf-0.4-1.FC.i386.rpm

Now you need a system (Machine #1) to install Fedora Core 2 and boot the system with following command:

boot: linux vnc
This will start vncserver and you will able to see and capture the vnc session from another computer (Machine #2) with following command:
vnc2swf -startrecording -nostatus -framerate 15 fc2-movie.swf (IP-Address of Machine #1):1

Thanks to Yusuke Shinyama with vnc2swf project, make sure to create a small html document with following embed source code to display the flash content properly from the web:

<embed SRC="fc2-movie.swf"   
   WIDTH="800" HEIGHT="600"   
   PLAY="true" ALIGN="" LOOP="false" QUALITY="high"   

Fedora Core 2 Release Notes (Look for section begins with "Installation via VNC")