How to do Screencast in Ubuntu using SimpleScreenRecorder

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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.

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
mkvMP4WebMOGG
aviavm2cavsvideocrc
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ffmfilmstripflvframecrc
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h263h264hlsimage2
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m4vmatroskamd5mjpeg
movmp3mpegmpeg1video
mpeg2videompegtsmpjpegmxf
mxf_d10oggpsprawvideo
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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.

SimpleScreenRecorder in Action
SimpleScreenRecorder in Action

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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.


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