Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Simple Screen Recorder is a screen recorder application, with support for X11 and OpenGL. Having a simple and intuitive GUI built by using the Qt libraries, it enables the users to easily record both the entire screen (having multi-monitor support also) or parts of it only, or OpenGL applications.
Among others, it keeps the audio and video synchronized, by reducing the video frame on slower PCs, it has support for multi-threading, allowing the users to launch new apps while recording.
The latest version available is Simple Screen Recorder 0.3.1, which has been released a while ago, but the changelog is not available yet.
In this article I will show you how to install Simple Screen Recorder 0.3.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Simple Screen Recorder 0.3.1 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the simplescreenrecorder package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder
For recording openGL applications, the simplescreenrecorder-lib library is required, but it is also available via the PPA. While it installs automatically on 32 bit systems, for enabling the recording of 32 bit apps on 64 bit systems, you have to do the following, after the simplescreenrecorder has been successfully installed:
$ sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386
Optional, to remove simple screen recorder, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove simplescreenrecorder