Install Kazam 1.4.5 (Screencast Software) on Ubuntu

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The latest installation instructions for Kazam

As you may know, Kazam is an open-source application for creating screen recordings and screen shots of your Linux Desktop. This tool is very useful if you want to make video tutorials on Ubuntu. You can record your endire desktop or a portion of it.

Among others, it has support for mp4 (H264), web (VP8) and avi formats, it allows the users to customize the framerate, has an option to show or hide the mouse cursor when recording, automatic file saving and adjustable keyboard shortcuts.

The latest stable version available is Kazam 1.4.5, which has been released a while ago.

how to install Kazam 1.5.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

Installation instructions:

For Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, up to date kazam packages are available via the default repositories, so all you need to do is update the local repo index and install the kazam package:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kazam

For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, we need to use a third party PPA in order to install the software, refresh the repo list and install the kazam package from the newly added ppa:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/stable-series
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kazam

Optional, to remove kazam, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove kazam

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