How to install Simple Screen Recorder
To install Simple Screen Recorder
In this article, we will learn how to install Simple Screen Recorder Using Simple Screen Recorder in Linux.
To Install SSR
For Debian/Ubuntu and Mint
Run the following command to add the repository to your sources.list
user1@linuxhelp:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
Next is to resynchronize the package index files from their sources and install using the following command
user1@linuxhelp:~$ sudo apt-get update user1@linuxhelp:~$ sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder
For Fedora/CentOS and RHEL
Add the ATRPMS repository
Now Add the ATRPMS repository in /etc/yum.repos.d/atrpm.repo
[atrpms] name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - ATrpms baseurl=http://dl.atrpms.net/el$releasever-$basearch/atrpms/stable gpgkey=http://ATrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms gpgcheck=1
Add the EPEL repository
Now Add the EPEL repository
# yum install epel-release
Install the rest of the dependencies
Now let us install the rest of the dependencies by using the following command.
# yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel libX11-devel libXfixes-devel jack-audio-connection-kit-devel mesa-libGL-devel git
Clone the developer’s GitHub repository for SSR
Now clone the the developer’s GitHub repository for SSR by using the following command.
# git clone https://github.com/MaartenBaert/ssr # cd ssr
Execute the installation script
Run the installation script
You can start Simple Screen Recorder from the terminal, if the installation does not create a launch icon in the Applications menu
Run the following command to create shortcut in your Desktop
user1@linuxhelp:~$ ln –s $(which simplescreenrecorder) ~/Desktop/'Simple Screen Recorder'
To Use Simple Screen Recorder
Click Continue on the initial screen
Next screen describes the options such as whether to record the entire screen, a fixed rectangle, or a specific window. Click any of the option you want to perform. Once done, click Continue:
Now define the video output format and the location, then click Continue again
Select the keyboard shortcut to manage the user interface and click Start recording. When recording completes, save the video by clicking Save recording
You can also minimize Simple Screen Recorder and start / stop the recording using the key combination selected earlier.
Press Ctrl + R to start recording
To pause the recording presses the key combination again. The red circle will turn grey and you can finally stop the recording and save the file by clicking on it and choosing the corresponding menu
Note: the shortcuts will work only if the Simple Screen Recorder is running.
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