SimpleScreenRecorder Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to SimpleScreenRecorder for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SimpleScreenRecorder and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SimpleScreenRecorder are VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source), Kazam (Free, Open Source), recordMyDesktop (Free, Open Source) and Deepin Screen Recorder (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

    1. OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux.
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      OBS Studio vs SimpleScreenRecorder opinions
      Almost everyone thinks OBS Studio is a great alternative to SimpleScreenRecorder.
      OBS is a high-quality streaming/recording software because of its lack of watermarks being plastered across the record. OBS is a little difficult to use but it is worth it in its overall product. Fraps is equally as good in my opinion.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      expectedapp OBS doesn't have pause feature, you should stop your video whenever you need to pause it.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    2. VokoscreenNG is a user friendly screencaster for Linux and Windows. It is a continuation of the now discontinued Vokoscreen project that has been totally rewritten from scratch using Qt and GStreamer.
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    3. Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format.
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    4. recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version,, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    5. Deepin Screen Recorder is a screen recorder tool, it supports to save the recorded screens as gif or mp4 format. It can select the recorded window automatically or manually by selecting the area.
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    6. Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms. Krut records movie files, including sound, of selected parts of your screen. The files use the quicktime mov format.


      Last update is from mid-2015.

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    7. ScreenStudio is an easy screen recording that will let you create screencast or live streaming of your desktop. It does support multiple desktops, multiple webcams and text labels.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      OpenGL video capture application. Easy and fast. Totally worth the try.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.5.8, released in May 2008, can be still downloaded from GitHub. Latest commit dates back to July 2013.

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    8. Record your desktop, speaker output and microphone at once, then output it to WebM, Ogg, or Matroska files. If you have the necessary codecs, you can even output to an AVI file or Matroska and h264.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.2.8, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

    9. A small tool to capture things going on on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video similar to tools such as Lotus ScreenCam or Camtasia.


      The latest release was the 2009-07-14

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