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 0.3.5, which brings the below changes:
- Fix bug in YUV420 fallback converter introduced by refactoring.
- Allow user to start recording with hotkey or systray even when not on the recording page.
- Fixed JACK input bug that could cause deadlocks in rare cases.
- Added full support for NV12. If FFmpeg is compiled with NVENC support, this will allow you to use it.
Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems is easy.
All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the simplescreenrecorder package:
$ 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 simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386