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Ubuntu - Install Simple Screen Recorder

The simple screen recorder tool is my favourite recording tool (over Kazam) for recording tutorial screencasts because of its ability to record at a high framerate for a very smooth video.


Ubuntu 18.04 users can just run the following command:

sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder

Ubuntu 16.04 users can use the following PPA to install the tool, which can also be used by 18.04 users to retrieve more recent updates.

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

Restricted Extras

If you wish to be able to record in all formats, you need to enable the ubuntu restricted extras:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

The ubuntu restricted extras is extra software that is not already included due to legal or copyright reasons. E.g. you will probably be prompted to accept license agreements.