Okay, I'm a Minecraft player, actually I currently maintain a Minecraft Mod Pack on both the FTB launcher and on the ATLauncher, and I'm wanting to do some tutorial videos, some mod spotlights, and perhaps a Let's Play series, but I'm running into a couple of issues with recording software available via the Software Manager.
Kazam is a great program, but if it records anything over 10 minutes, the whole thing starts lagging and eventually seizes up my computer entirely. I think this has to do with the fact that it's trying to record and process simultaneously, and my computer isn't the most modern.
RecordMyDesktop does a bit better, but even when I go into the options and use pulse instead of DEFAULT for my audio, there are still issues with it dropping sound inconveniently. While it does take forever to process the video, I consider this the price to pay for lag-free recording.
I generally throttle both my recording software and minecraft (via Optifine) at around 20 FPS, and I play windowed set to 1024 x 768 and set to 'record window' to more easily convert to something viewable on Youtube and limit my file size.
I'm currently running on Mint 15 (64 bit) + Cinnamon
Processor: AMD Dual-Core Processor 4850e x 2
RAM: 4 GB DDR2
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT (512 MB) + using the nvidia-310 driver
Using OpenGL 2.90 and Java from the webupd8team PPA for running Minecraft itself.
Are there any tips or tricks to get this to work better, or am I just running on legacy hardware and hitting the limits of my system specs?