December 28, 2020

How to record your screen to video (Linux)

New Linux users are often confused by the lack of simple system tools that seem to be obvious to commercial operating systems such as macOS and Windows. One such lacking tool is a screen recorder. Should you end up baffled by the complexity of the tools you found on the web to record your Linux screen to video, you can instead install and run Simple Screen Recorder. It is as straightforward as it gets, and as far as we were able to test, it works perfectly every time.

  1. Install SSR from the command line:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install simplescreenrecorder
  2. Launch simplescreenrecorder from the command-line or from your graphical application launcher.
  3. On the first screen, hit Continue to configure the capture.
  4. Set the destination by entering a location and filename.
  5. Run a few tests to ensure that everything works as you expect, then create and save a profile.
  6. Hit Start Recording from the control panel.
  7. The SSR panel will not be part of the capture: use it to turn the capture on and off at will.

References: SSR

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