There are many lectures and presentations on youtube where you can see a powerpoint presentation (or pdf, or whatever) through the screen, a voiceoiver of the lecturer giving the presentation, and on occasion, them drawing/circling/pointing at stuff visible, or adding notes (solving equations,...).

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn7ei2ENJbI (i do not need the camera/webcam feature)

Is there such software (or a combination of programs) available for linux?

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VideoLAN Client (VLC) is a media player that can stream the desktop display to file. VLC is available for various Linux distros, and many, such as Ubuntu, provide customized installation.

BTW, note the default capture rate is only 1 FPS, which you'd certainly increase for capturing a presentaion.

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