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Hello Linux Geeksters. 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 1.5.3, which has been released a few months ago.
In this article I will show you 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 and other Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Kazam 1.5.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 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 kazam, python3-cairo and python3-xlib packages. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/unstable-series
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kazam python3-cairo python3-xlib
Optional, to remove kazam, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove kazam python3-cairo python3-xlib