Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#18754 new defect

Cannot capture mouse pointer in video recording of Ubuntu 18.04 LiveCD guest

Reported by: sdaau Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 6.0.8
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Linux


This is on Ubuntu 18.04 host, VirtualBox 6.0.8 r130520, and Ubuntu 18.04 LiveCD (installer) guest.

Please see this video:

The video starts with Ubuntu 18.04 as guest in VirtualBox, controlled by rdesktop.

While mouse integration is active in VirtualBox, even if the actual mouse is controlling rdesktop, there is no mouse pointer rendered in the VirtualBox Ubuntu LiveCD guest.

If I turn off mouse integration in VirtualBox, then: when we have the actual host mouse pointer controlling via rdesktop - a mouse pointer appears rendered in the VirtualBox Ubuntu LiveCD guest. So this looks promising.

But if I do a Recording video capture in VirtualBox in this state - there is still no mouse pointer in the video recording, even if the host mouse was controlling via rdesktop, and the VirtualBox Ubuntu LiveCD appeared to be rendering the mouse pointer's "clone"!

Maybe this is a bug in VirtualBox?

Attached is the .webm recorded by VirtualBox in the test run shown in the video above.

Attachments (1)

Ubuntu 18.04 CD.webm (144.2 KB ) - added by sdaau 5 years ago.
Video captured by VirtualBox of Ubuntu 18.04 Live CD - with mouse pointer missing

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Change History (4)

by sdaau, 5 years ago

Attachment: Ubuntu 18.04 CD.webm added

Video captured by VirtualBox of Ubuntu 18.04 Live CD - with mouse pointer missing

comment:2 by sdaau, 5 years ago

Just got VirtualBox 6.0.10 via usual sudo apt update/upgrade of Ubuntu 18.04 host, so I tried recording 18.04 LiveCD guest again - while the general performance looks slightly better, this bug with not capturing the mouse pointer/cursor on video recordings is still there.

comment:3 by KylerLaird, 4 years ago

My workaround for this was to enable "Display pointer trails" in the mouse settings of Windows 10.

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