AlternativeTo Logo
SimpleScreenRecorder icon

SimpleScreenRecorder

Easy to use screen recording program for Linux that supports OpenGL and X11.

  • Linux
Avg rating of 4.4 (14)| 16 comments

SimpleScreenRecorder Screenshots

 Suggest and vote on features

SimpleScreenRecorder Features

  1.  LightweightSimpleScreenRecorder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  Support for GesturesSimpleScreenRecorder supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.

SimpleScreenRecorder information

  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.4 (14 ratings)
  • Alternatives105 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 16 comments and reviews about SimpleScreenRecorder, and it has gotten 129 likes

SimpleScreenRecorder was added to AlternativeTo by cpfotiadis on and this page was last updated .

Comments and Reviews  Post a comment/review

 all • positive • negative      relevance • date
TerrifiedTyphlosion
  
Top positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

SimpleScreenRecorder is a reminder that simple != light on features. Nay, SSR comes with lots of features. I think if you compare it to OBS, then SSR would be geared more towards casual users.

You're first asked to choose your video settings. Options include capture area, scaling of your resolution, framerate, and mouse capturing. Then, you can choose whether to record audio and, if so, what backend to use and the source of your audio (external microphone? computer playback?).

The next page asks you what format you want. I remember reading on their website that the list when you click on "Other..." is powered by FFmpeg, so even though an option might appear, it may not be supported. After you decide that, you choose your codec, constant rate factor, and whether you want frame skipping.

The last page is where you get to record. You can set a hotkey to record/pause at will. You can preview to see how your settings look, and can go back to change it if needed. You'll also have a log in case something goes wrong (sometimes I forget to turn on the JACK server), and information about your file as you record.

When you finish, just hit the save recording button at the bottom.

...and that's it! Simple, right? It sure lives up to its name.

There's one little thing that I am not sure if I like or dislike, and that is when you are making another video after finishing one, the file name will be the same as the video you just completed. On one hand, I would have expected some default name like "VideoClip_001", then the next video would be "VideoClip_002" or something. On the other hand, if you have your own method of naming your videos, this could cut down on typing time and get you into recording sooner.

If you're just looking for some quick and easy way to record your screen, give SSR a try.

Show entire comment
5
mblithium
  
Top positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

I use it a lot to record various things on the screen, it is very light and supports the main video formats. You can also control whether to record audio, configure profiles and select screen or window dimensions.

Show entire comment
3
Guest
  
Positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Since OBS stopped working for me, for 3 months or so, on my Ubuntu machine, I had to use an alternative. And this works perfectly.

Show entire comment
0
Guest
  
Review ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

please porting to windows.

Show entire comment
-1
ab1
Comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Use crf 18 ultrafast or lower for somewhat demanding titles or older CPUs.

Show entire comment
0
ab1
  
Positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Does most things, except uploads

Show entire comment
0
assrieldreamer
  
Positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Basically OBS, but there's no live streaming feature and all the settings are right in front of you the moment you open Simple Screen Recorder. Like it's name, it's very simple to set it up and surprisingly a little more lightweight than OBS since my old laptop doesn't have the requirements for it and can't run that.

Show entire comment
0
Show more comments
7 of 16 comments

Tags

  • Screenshot Capture
  • bandicam
  • Screen Casting
  • video-recorder
  • Google Chrome Extension
  • recording

Recent user activities on SimpleScreenRecorder

AlternativeTo