Archives For November 30, 1999

Green Recorder, a simple GTK+3 screen recorder for Linux Wayland and X, has reached the 3.0 release with tremendous updates and new features!

What’s new in Green Recorder 3.0:

  • GIF format support! Optimized and at least 10x better than normal ffmpeg recording with GIF.
  • Ability to choose the audio input source.
  • Add Preferences to set default values.
  • Reorganized the graphical user interface.
  • Reorganized the code and made it much clearer and simpler.
  • Add play button to play recorded video.
  • Introduced a better detection method for running display server.
  • Various fixes and edits everywhere.

Green recorder 3.0

How to Install Green Recorder 3.0 in Ubuntu:

The new release is available in its official PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and add the PPA via command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossproject/ppa

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Then install the recorder app either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install green-recorder

The binary packages are very small in size. For those who don’t want to add the PPA, grab the .deb package from PPA page. Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 need to install python-pydbus package first from the link page.


To remove the screen recording application, either use Synaptic package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove green-recorder

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates utility under ‘Other Software’ tab.


Simple Screen Recorder, an open-source feature-rich screen recorder, sees a new release recently, almost one year after the last.

SimpleScreenRecorder is a screen recorder for Linux. Despite the name, this program is actually quite complex. It’s ‘simple’ in the sense that it’s easier to use than ffmpeg/avconv or VLC, because it has a straightforward user interface.

What’s New in the latest SimpleScreenRecorder:

  • Added support for latest FFmpeg/libav.
  • Make relaxed GLInject permissions actually work.
  • The backend now supports fragmented recording, but there is no GUI for this yet.
  • System tray icon now indicates errors during recording.


How to Install Simple Screen Recorder in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into its official PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and their derivatives.

To install it, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and follow the steps below:

1. Run command to add the PPA (type your password when it asks and hit Enter):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder


2. Update your system package index via command:

sudo apt update

3. Finally install the recording software via command:

sudo apt install simplescreenrecorder simplescreenrecorder-lib

To record 32-bit OpenGL applications on a 64-bit system, run:

sudo apt install simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386


To remove SimpleScreenRecorder, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove simplescreenrecorder simplescreenrecorder-lib

And the PPA can be removed via System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

simple screen recorder ubuntu

SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux program to record programs and games. It aims to be powerful and really simple to use. It’s ‘simple’ in the sense that it’s easier to use than ffmpeg/avconv or VLC, because it has a straightforward user interface.

simple screen recorder Ubuntu

This recorder has below features:

  • Graphical user interface (Qt-based).
  • Faster than VLC and ffmpeg/avconv.
  • Records the entire screen or part of it, or records OpenGL applications directly (similar to Fraps on Windows).
  • Synchronizes audio and video properly (a common issue with VLC and ffmpeg/avconv).
  • Reduces the video frame rate if your computer is too slow (rather than using up all your RAM like VLC does).
  • Fully multithreaded: small delays in any of the components will never block the other components, resulting is smoother video and better performance on computers with multiple processors.
  • Pause and resume recording at any time (either by clicking a button or by pressing a hotkey).
  • Shows statistics during recording (file size, bit rate, total recording time, actual frame rate, …).
  • Can show a preview during recording, so you don’t waste time recording something only to figure out afterwards that some setting was wrong.
  • Uses libav/ffmpeg libraries for encoding, so it supports many different codecs and file formats (adding more is trivial).
  • Can also do live streaming (experimental).
  • Sensible default settings: no need to change anything if you don’t want to.
  • Tooltips for almost everything: no need to read the documentation to find out what something does.

Install SimpleScreenRecorder Ubuntu:

The developer has created a PPA for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users. Currently supports Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Mint 13/14/15/16.

To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

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

# if you want to record 32-bit OpenGL applications on a 64-bit system:

sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386

For Arch Linux, Gentoo, OpenSUSE and other Linux packages, refer to the app homepage