SimpleScreenRecorder Reviews

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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.

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Works very well and is what the name suggests - simple to use.

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Less resource hungry than Record My Deskstop. Works as well however. Strongly preferred by most YouTube users, it seems.

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Fabulous

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It's a miracle! There is finally an very good, configurable, and easy to compile/use screen OpenGL-friendly screen capture application for linux. The days of hunting down GLC bits and pieces are over! Rejoice!

Capture: Excellent (MKV Intermediary is the smoothest preset)
Features: Many
Audio Capture: Worked without any configuration.

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SSR is good software. My use case is screencapture of desktop interactions - for cutting I use pitivi, that needs some orientation at first use, but then is pretty good too. As a regular user of gnome-screenshot, I feel there could be a middle-ground for the use case

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Just what I needed.
Does exactly what it says.
Fantastic!

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Not in the distro repositories

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The only issue with this software is that it's not in the repositories for distros such as ubuntu. There's a ppa that make installing really straighforward, but it would be easier that way, for the rest it's an excellent software.

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It is in the Linux Mint software repository now. I would assume it is for Ubuntu, also.

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SimpleScreenRecorder is quite simple to use, but users should note that sometimes it captures video in blank screen, this is mainly because that some game does not allow for recording. Lucky me, I find another alternative tool which called Acethinker online screen recorder, it can record any screen activity with audio. And more importantly, it's free as well.

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