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This simple tutorial shows how to install VokoscreenNG, Vokoscreen rewritten from scratch, in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10.

While the old Vokoscreen 2.5 with ffmpeg will not receive further updates, the open-source screencaster for Linux and Windows now has a new name VokoscreenNG, which is based of Qt and GStreamer and was rewritten from scratch.

VokoscreenNG has been made into main repositories of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. And the snap package (runs in sandbox) is coming soon.

The unofficial backports for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 19.10 has been made into PPA repository. And you can do following steps one by one to install it:

1.) Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu.

When terminal opens, run commands to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Then install the screen recording application via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install vokoscreen-ng

Once installed, open the software from your system application launcher and enjoy!

3.) (Optional) As the PPA contains many other software packages, you may remove it either by going to Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or by running command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

VokoscreenNG, open-source screen recording software formerly called Vokoscreen, released its first stable version days ago.

Vokoscreen 2.5 is the last version with ffmpeg and will not more continue developed. The new VokoscreenNG, which is based of Qt and GStreamer, has been rewritten from scratch with new modern UI. And it works on Linux and Windows.

VokoscreenNG so far does not provide any binary packages, though Linux binary Appimage and Flatpak package were requested. At the moment, you can build the software from the source.

VokoscreenNG 3.0.0 screenshots: