SimpleScreenRecorder: A Powerful Linux Screen Recording Software

SimpleScreenRecorder: A Powerful Linux Screen Recording Software

There are many software applications available to record your screen. SimpleScreenRecorder is one of them that comes with many features which are not found in other software. It has a nice QT-based GUI and faster than VLC and ffmpeg.

You can record an entire screen or part of the screen with this software. Also you will able to pause and resume recording at any time. It will show the preview while recording and reduces the frame rate if your computer is too slow.

Install SimpleScreenRecorder on Ubuntu

Add its PPA to your Ubuntu systems:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder

Update the sources list:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install it with the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder

If you want to record 32 bit OpenGL applications on 64 bit systems, install it with following command:

$ sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386

For all other distributions, compile it from the source code found here. Or you can install it using this tar package.

Open SimpleScreenRecorder application from your Dash or Menu. Select the type of input options and click Continue.


Select the file container and output location. Set the Video/Audio codecs and presets.


Click on Start Recording to begin.


Recording with SimpleScreenRecorder isn’t a big deal. Watch this demo video from the Author to get clarification yourself.

5 Comments on this Post

  1. LinuxSytesNet

    That’s what I was looking for ! There is so many applications for os x and windows but when it comes to gnu/linux not many apps will allow you to record fixed area from your screen. God bless you SK !

  2. whirlybird

    Kazam is good as well.

  3. eidete is my favour

  4. Thanks for sharing with us a such good software.

  5. Patryk Poblocki

    Is it better than Kazam? Because I found Kazam works the best for me.

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