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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.


Last updated: 16th August 2018
First published: 16th August 2018