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How to install Simple Screen Recorder

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

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - ATrpms

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
# cd ssr

Execute the installation script

Run the installation script

user1@linuxhelp:~$ ./simple-build-and-install

You can start Simple Screen Recorder from the terminal, if the installation does not create a launch icon in the Applications menu

user1@linuxhelp:~$ simplescreenrecorder

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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