How To Install Simplescreenrecorder In Ubuntu – A Linux Screen Recorder Application

In this article, we are going to learn how to install simplescreenrecorder Linux screen recorder in Ubuntu. Simplescreenrecorder is also referred to as SSR is an open-source application that is used to capture your screen on Linux operating system and provides a video output. You can use an SSR Linux screen recorder to create video tutorials, video presentations for your company, some memorable videos of your friends & family, and so on. This application is only available for the Linux operating system. SSR is released under GPLv3 License.

Features of SimpleScreenRecorder Linux screen recorder:

  • Like any other Screen Recorder, SSR allows you to pause the recording and can resume the recording when you are ready to capture.
  • Can use this application to capture screen on low configuration systems or any slow running computer.
  • Supports almost all types of video formats.
  • You can customize the output video file like video dimension settings, audio settings, and so on.
  • SSR Linux screen recorder is a user-friendly application and anyone can easily understand the application and its features.
  • For more Information on the SimpleScreenRecorder Linux screen recorder, you can visit the official website HERE!

How To Install Simplescreenrecorder In Ubuntu – A Linux Screen Recorder Application

Follow the below steps to Install SimpleScreenRecorder Linux screen recorder in Ubuntu:

Before we start the installation of the SimpleScreenRecorder package we have to install the official PPA repository as this package is not a part of the default repository of Ubuntu. So to install the PPA repository refers to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder   # Install the PPA Repository
 SimpleScreenRecorder is a feature-rich screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It has a Qt-based graphical user interface. It can record the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications directly. The recording can be paused and resumed at any time. Many different file formats and codecs are supported.

More information can be found here:
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Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

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gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpz_qpq33i/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 283EC8CD from hkp server
gpg: /tmp/tmpz_qpq33i/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 283EC8CD: public key "Launchpad PPA for Maarten Baert" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

After installing the PPA repository for SimpleScreenRecorder Linux screen recorder just follow the below command to update all packages & repositories of Ubuntu.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Get:1 xenial InRelease [17.6 kB]
Get:2 xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                
Hit:3 xenial InRelease                                     
Hit:4 xenial InRelease                                                
Get:5 xenial/main i386 Packages [904 B]
Get:6 xenial/main Translation-en [460 B]      
Get:7 xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]                                      
Get:8 xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Fetched 325 kB in 2s (150 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

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Now let’s go ahead and install the SimpleScreenRecorder package using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder   # Installing SSR Linux screen recorder Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  simplescreenrecorder simplescreenrecorder-lib
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 322 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,268 kB of archives.
After this operation, 3,137 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y   # Enter "y" to continue the Installation
Get:1 xenial/main i386 simplescreenrecorder i386 0.3.8+1~ppa1~xenial1 [1,233 kB]
Get:2 xenial/main i386 simplescreenrecorder-lib i386 0.3.8+1~ppa1~xenial1 [34.9 kB]
Fetched 1,268 kB in 4s (303 kB/s)              
Selecting previously unselected package simplescreenrecorder.
(Reading database ... 211306 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../simplescreenrecorder_0.3.8+1~ppa1~xenial1_i386.deb ...
Unpacking simplescreenrecorder (0.3.8+1~ppa1~xenial1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386.
Preparing to unpack .../simplescreenrecorder-lib_0.3.8+1~ppa1~xenial1_i386.deb ...
Unpacking simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386 (0.3.8+1~ppa1~xenial1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...
Setting up simplescreenrecorder (0.3.8+1~ppa1~xenial1) ...
Setting up simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386 (0.3.8+1~ppa1~xenial1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...

So we have successfully installed the SimpleScreenRecorder Linux screen recorder Package. To confirm the same you can refer to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l simplescreenrecorder  # Confirm the Installed Package
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
ii  simplescreenrecorder                 0.3.8+1~ppa1~xenial1    i386                    feature-rich screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL

Now you can open the application by typing the command simplescreenrecorder on shell prompt. Refer to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ simplescreenrecorder   # Open the Application

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How To Uninstall Simplescreenrecorder in Ubuntu?

For any reason, if you don’t like Simplescreenrecorder and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following commands.

itsmartt[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r simplescreenrecorder   # Uninstall the Package
(Reading database ... 211370 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing simplescreenrecorder (0.3.8+1~ppa1~xenial1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Simplescreenrecorder Application in Ubuntu. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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