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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Simple Screen Recorder (SSR) A Feature Rich Screen Recorder Application For Linux

Simple Screen Recorder (SSR)
A Feature Rich Screen Recorder Application For Linux


ssr

SimpleScreenRecorder is a Qt-based sophisticated opensource screencast software made for Linux operating systems , which was created as a simpler alternative to programs such as ffmpeg/avconv and VLC.

The official website states that... following as ssr's main goal..

SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux program that I've created to record programs and games. There were already a few programs that could do this, but I wasn't 100% happy with any of them, so I created my own.
My original goal was to create a program that was just really simple to use, but as I was writing it I started adding more and more features, and the result is actually a pretty powerful program. It's 'simple' in the sense that it's easier to use than ffmpeg/avconv or VLC, because it has a straightforward user interface.

Features :

  • Graphical user interface (Qt-based).
  • Faster than VLC and ffmpeg/avconv.
  • Records the entire screen or part of it, or records OpenGL applications directly (similar to Fraps on Windows).
  • Synchronizes audio and video properly (a common issue with VLC and ffmpeg/avconv).
  • Reduces the video frame rate if your computer is too slow (rather than using up all your RAM like VLC does).
  • Fully multithreaded: small delays in any of the components will never block the other components, resulting is smoother video and better performance on computers with multiple processors.
  • Pause and resume recording at any time (either by clicking a button or by pressing a hotkey).
  • Shows statistics during recording (file size, bit rate, total recording time, actual frame rate, ...).
  • Can show a preview during recording, so you don't waste time recording something only to figure out afterwards that some setting was wrong.
  • Uses libav/ffmpeg libraries for encoding, so it supports many different codecs and file formats (adding more is trivial).
  • Sensible default settings: no need to change anything if you don't want to.
  • Tooltips for almost everything: no need to read the documentation to find out what something does.

Installation

Install SSR on Ubuntu And Its Derivatives

There is a PPA available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint and its derivatives.. So we can simply add that to our system and can install it easily..

Run the following command to install SSR in Ubuntu..

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder ubuntu-restricted-extras simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386

Install SSR on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS

You have to enable RPM Fusion repos(EPEL repos too.. for RHEL and CentOS) inorder to install SSR dependencies

Step 1 :

Before installing SSR you have to enable/install RPM Fusion repos , for RHEL/CentOS, EPEL repos.. You Can Find Instructions here.. How To Enable RPM Fusion repos and How To Enable EPEL repos

Step 2 :

Now install required dependencies..

For Fedora 22 and later..

sudo dnf install ffmpeg-devel qt4-devel alsa-lib-devel pulseaudio-libs-devel jack-audio-connection-kit-devel \ gcc make gcc-c++ glibc-devel.i686 libgcc.i686 libX11-devel libX11-devel.i686 libXext-devel libXext-devel.i686 \ libXfixes-devel libXfixes-devel.i686 mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libGL-devel.i686 mesa-libGLU-devel mesa-libGLU-devel.i686 \ mesa-libGLU-devel.x86_64 qt4 git

For Fedora 21/RHEL/CentOS..

sudo yum install ffmpeg-devel qt4-devel alsa-lib-devel pulseaudio-libs-devel jack-audio-connection-kit-devel \ gcc make gcc-c++ glibc-devel.i686 libgcc.i686 libX11-devel libX11-devel.i686 libXext-devel libXext-devel.i686 \ libXfixes-devel libXfixes-devel.i686 mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libGL-devel.i686 mesa-libGLU-devel mesa-libGLU-devel.i686 \ mesa-libGLU-devel.x86_64 qt4 git

Step 3 :

Clone/download the GitHub repository for Simple Screen Recorder:

cd && git clone https://github.com/MaartenBaert/ssr && cd ssr

Step 4 :

And finally, execute the installation script. to install the ssr..

chmod +x simple-build-and-install && ./simple-build-and-install

If the installation does not create a launch icon in the Applications menu, you can start Simple Screen Recorder from the terminal.

simplescreenrecorder

Or

ln -s $(which simplescreenrecorder) ~/Desktop/'Simple Screen Recorder'