This tutorial will show how to install a very popular screencasting software available in Ubuntu. Named “simplescreenrecorder”, this software can be used to record audio and desktop activity together and output a video file for your use.
This article is tested and updated for latest Ubuntu release – Ubuntu 20.04.
Table of Contents
Simplescreenrecorder Feature Highlights
- Simple 3 step process to record with an awesome GUI with all tooltip help (which is great as you don’t need to go through all the manuals)
- Save your options as profiles for multiple uses
- Option to record the entire desktop, fixed rectangle portion
- Option to record by following the mouse cursor
- Frame Rate modifications
- Turn on/off of recording of the cursor
- Auto-detection of audio drivers
- Custom bit rate input for both audio and video
- File Types / Codecs supported
How to install simplescreenrecorder in Ubuntu, Linux Mint
Open a terminal and run the below commands in sequence to install from official PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
sudo add-get update
sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder
How to Use
After installation, open dash and type “simplescreenrecorder” or from Gnome menu,
Applications => Sound & Video => SimpleScreenRecorder
Screenshot of SSR in Action
Below sample settings can be used to record the desktop and also record the playing audio from your PC.
- Website: simplescreenrecoder
- Download for other Linux distributions: download
- Source: GitHub
Troubleshooting and Support
If you face any issues while installing or using simplescreenrecorder, you may drop a note using the comment section at the end of this article, Or you can post your query in any of the support channels mentioned below.
- Official Troubleshooting: simplescreenrecorder
- Generic Ubuntu Forum: Ask Ubuntu