Easily Screencast Anything On Linux With New Simple Screen Recorder App

Simple Screen Recorder is an easy user friendly program you can use for making demos, tutorials, or recording videos or games. You can use this program to record your screen, you can set a custom record size, you can record a specific section, you can use the mouse and follow the cursor, you can scale video, include microphone etc.


[quote cite=”Creator of Simple Screen Recorder” url=”http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/”]

There were already a few programs that could do this, but I wasn’t 100% happy with any of them, so I created my own.

My original goal was to create a program that was just really simple to use, but as I was writing it I started adding more and more features, and the result is actually a pretty powerful program. It’s ‘simple’ in the sense that it’s easier to use than ffmpeg/avconv or VLC, because it has a straightforward user interface. [/quote]


  • Graphical user interface (Qt-based). Faster than VLC and ffmpeg/avconv.
  • Records the entire screen or part of it, Synchronizes audio and video properly (a common issue with VLC and ffmpeg/avconv).
  • Reduces the video frame rate if your computer is too slow (rather than using up all your RAM like VLC does).
  • Smoother video and better performance on computers with multiple processors.
  • You can pause and resume recording at any time (either by clicking a button or by pressing a hotkey).
  • Provides statistics while recording (file size, bit rate, total recording time, actual frame rate, …).
  • Also can show a preview during recording.
  • 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).
  • Sensible default settings: no need to change anything if you don’t want to.
  • Provides tooltips for almost everything: no need to read the documentation to find out what something does.

Installing Simple Screen Recorder On Ubuntu

Open your terminal and use following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder

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