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Top 3 Screen Recorder For Linux

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Top 3 Screen Recorder For Linux

1. Kazam

Kazam is a minimal and nifty tool for screencasting. It includes screenshot support too. Kazam is most suitable for beginners and for getting the task done quickly without going too much into various options.

Kazam Interface

Main Features

  • Simple and compact user interface
  • Supports multiple video output format
  • Audio recording from suitable source (microphone or speaker)
  • Support for recording a single window or selected screen area
  • Delay timer support


  • Simple and minimal, easy to use.


  • Very few options for tweaking configuration settings
  • Lack of WebCam recording support

Installation on Ubuntu

Open a terminal window and enter the following command:

sudo apt install kazam

N.B. The latest version — which adds a bunch more features to Kazam — is not available through the official PPA or Ubuntu Universal repositories.


2. Open Broadcaster Software Studio

OBS Studio is, without doubt, the most feature-rich and advanced screencasting application available for Linux.

OBS Studio Interface

Main Features

  • Multiple Scenes to switch between seamlessly via custom transitions
  • Filters for video sources
  • Audio mixer with filters
  • Powerful and easy to use configuration options
  • Streamlined Settings panel for tweaking configurations
  • Live streaming support


  • Everything you will possibly need is within this single application


  • You’ll need a while to figure out its terminologies (…but it’s worth it)

Installation on Ubuntu

OBS Studio is available for Ubuntu via PPA. You can enter the following commands in the terminal for installing it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
sudo apt update
sudo apt install obs-studio

Open Broadcast Software

3. SimpleScreenRecorder

SimpleScreenRecorder — as the name implies — is a simple application for screen recording on Linux. Its interface is Qt-based.

SimpleScreenRecorder Interface

Main Features

  • Supports multiple video output format
  • Audio recording from a suitable source
  • Support for recording selected screen area
  • Provides statistics while recording
  • Live preview while recording
  • Optimized to work smoothly on slow machines
  • Hotkey support


  • Sufficient tweaking options to fine tune the output video.


  • User interface is not very appealing
  • No built-in support for WebCam recording

Installation on Ubuntu

SimpleScreenRecorder is available for Ubuntu. Run the following commands in a terminal:

sudo apt install simplescreenrecorder




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