VokoscreenNG: open source screenshot tool

Introduction: The open source screenshot tool Vokoscreen has been reborn as vokoscreenNG. It was created from scratch using Qt and GStreamer. In this week’s open source software highlights, let’s take a look at vokoscreenNG.

Recreate Vokoscreen as vokoscreenNG

VokoscreenNG interface

Vokoscreen Is one of the best screen recording software on Linux. Although the interface is quite “outdated”, the user base is good.

For a while, vokoscreen didn’t see updates and was eventually terminated.

The good news is that vokoscreen has not completely disappeared. It is reborn as vokoscreenNG.

NG in vokoscreenNG represents a new generation, which is correct because it was created from scratch using the following method t with Gstreamer.

Features of VokoscreenNG

VokoscreenNG has all the standard features you would expect in a standard screen recording tool.

VokoscreenNG screenshot tool

You can record the entire desktop, a specific area, or a specific application window. You can zoom in and add a delay before you start recording.

You can choose the output video format, codec (such as x264), frame rate and other such parameters.

Set timing VokoscreenNGSet recording time

You can also limit disk space usage or set a fixed duration for recording.

Webcam recording VokoscreenngRecord webcam

You can also record a webcam (if a video conference is in progress).

When using VokoscreenNG, you can explore more features.

Install VokoscreenNG on Linux

VokoscreenNG is under active development and as of this writing there is no DEB package. AppImage and other software packages are under development.

Currently, you can install it in Fedora Use the following command:

sudo dnf install vokoscreenNG

Up openSUSE, you can use it:

sudo zypper install vokoscreenNG

For Ubuntu and other Ubuntu-based distributions, you can use Unofficial PPA By Jim Ubuntu Manual.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
sudo apt update
sudo apt install vokoscreen-ng

Learn more about using PPA. You should also know how to remove applications installed through PPA.

For other distributions, you have to install it from source, and I don’t recommend it for ordinary users. Wait for a while and you should be able to use the “easy to install” package. Then, use Kazam or SimpleScreenRecorder for this.

VokoscreenNG on GitHub

wrap up…

Vokoscreen was a popular tool 6 to 7 years ago. I am glad to see that it has been reintroduced to vokoscreenNG and is actively developing.

Have you used vokoscreenNG? If yes, what is your experience? If not, would you try it? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.