Hi, I noticed that window composition (I think that's what it's called) is not supported in desktop capture. For example, I'm using Cairo-dock, which puts semi-transparent icons over my desktop. It looks good and all, but when WebcamStudio captures it, here's what happens: http://uppix.net/0/e/3/d867fe8cfa3c5d1fb26c500eaaa3c.png As you can see, there's a black background instead of the transparency seen normally.
Ouch, yeah, I am willing to bet that comes back to the back end of how the video is captured. Perhaps Pat could shed light on this, but I believe this is an X issue and how the software interacts with it. Could be wrong though. We'll see what Pat thinks.
Pat will correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this is the way the software catches X output. Which of course means it is out our hands. Maybe there is something that can be done with refresh or something in the future, but I am not sure.
Have you tried Avant Windows Navigator as an alternative? I have used it in the past with other screen capturing software, never had this kind of issue with the latest release of it.
I'm pretty sure it is in Pat's hands because other software (recordmydesktop, ksnapshot) handle it just fine, so I guess it's WebcamStudio that uses a "wrong" way of capturing desktop pictures (taking lots of screenshots directly from X, and not from Xgl? Something like that)