RoboGif

General

Category
Free
Tag
ADB
License
Apache License, Version 2.0
Registered
Aug 19, 2015
Favorites
8
Link
https://github.com/izacus/RoboGif
See also
uber-adb-tools
Captain-ADB
fb-adb
ADB for ARM
ADB-Date-Changer

Additional

Language
Python
Version
1.2.1 (Dec 10, 2015)
Created
Apr 2, 2015
Updated
Mar 19, 2017
Owner
Jernej Virag (izacus)
Contributors
David Schreiber-Ranner (davidschreiber)
Jernej Virag (izacus)
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Blurb

RoboGif

A small utility to record Android device screen to an optimized GIF so you can paste it to GitHub or a simillar service.

Requirements

  • Python 2.7 or 3.x
  • adb in path
  • ffmpeg in path (has to be decently new to support palettegen and paletteuse filters and have libx264 if you want video output)

Optional

  • gifsicle for further gif optimization

Getting ffmpeg

OS X
brew install ffmpeg
Linux

On Ubuntu 15.04 or equivalent, you can just use apt:

apt-get install ffmpeg

On Ubuntu 14.04 you can use Ubuntu Multimedia for Trusty PPA to get new ffmpeg.

Windows

Windows support was not tested as of yet. Zeranoe's static builds should work fine as long as they're named ffmpeg.exe in path.

Installation

pip install robogif

Usage

To record a gif:

robogif demo.gif

RoboGif Recorder v1.1.2
Starting recording on <serial>...
Press Ctrl+C to stop recording.
Recording done, downloading file....
5679 KB/s (7036946 bytes in 1.209s)
Converting video to GIF...
Done!
Created demo.gif

Example of a recorded GIF:

or to record a video:

robogif demo.mp4

RoboGif Recorder v1.1.2
Starting recording on 061ffcff0b107aef...
Press Ctrl+C to stop recording.
Recording done, downloading file....
7121 KB/s (1048401 bytes in 0.143s)
Optimizing video...
Done!
Created demo.mp4

Connecting devices

robogif requires adb for accessing Android devices. Before recording a GIF or video, you need to connect the target device to your computer using a USB cable. The device must have "USB debugging" enabled. You can check if the device is properly connected by running adb device from your terminal. If your device shows up, you are ready to go.

> adb devices -l
List of devices attached
CVH7N25B12003553       device usb:346594891X product:angler model:Nexus_6P device:angler