Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Silentcast is an open-source screencast software for desktop, which allows the users to record their desktop and save the recording as either gif, webm, mp4.
Among others, the users can capture the entire desktop, a single window or just a part of the screen and the frames per second for the recording can be also adjusted.
The latest version available is Silentcast 2.1, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:
- Added support for Pantheon desktop environment (Elementary OS)
- Added manpages for all binaries
In this article I will show you how to install Silentcast 2.1 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, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Silentcast 2.1 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 silentcast package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sethj/silentcast
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install silentcast
Optional, to remove silentcast, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove silentcast