Sometimes you may want to video record your entire desktop screen on Ubuntu. Pictures and Videos speak louder than words in many cases. If you need a program that can help you do that, look no further than SimpleScreenRec
For more about Simple Screen Recorder, please visit its homepage.
This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install and use Simple Screen Recorder on an Ubuntu desktop to capture the screen and create a video file.
Some features of this program are:
- Graphical user interface (Qt-based).
- Faster than VLC and FFmpeg/avconv.
- Records the entire screen or part of it, or records OpenGL applications directly (similar to Fraps on Windows).
- Uses libav/ffmpeg libraries for encoding, so it supports many different codecs and file formats (adding more is trivial).
- Can also do live streaming (experimental).
When you’re ready to install SimpleScreenRec
Below are two options available when installing the SimpleScreenRecorder desktop app on Ubuntu desktops…. You can select either one to get it installed…
Install SimpleScreenRecorder via PPA
One can easily install the SimpleScreenRecorder application on Ubuntu simply by running the commands below.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder
However, if you need the latest version, you may want to add its official PPA repository to your system by running the commands below, then installing it from there.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder
That should install the latest version.
When you’re done, SimpleScreenRec
Install SimpleScreenRecorder Desktop App via Snap
To install via Snap, run the commands below
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install simplescreenrecorder
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