The 5 Best Screen Recorders for Linux

Screen capture on Linux has always been hit and miss. There are dozens of apps to choose from, some are good, and some are really bad. If you need to record a screencast on Linux, you’re going to have to invest time finding one that actually works well enough to give you a usable video in the end. To make it easier, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 best screen recorders for Linux. We’ll go over what apps are the best for what recording situation, where to get them, as well as go over the individual features of each app.

Note: All of the apps on this list are available on most Linux distributions. To install any of these programs, simply open up a terminal window and search your package manager for any of the apps on this list. Alternatively, check pkgs.org for a downloadable binary.

1. Simple Screen Recorder

5 Best Screen Recorders for Linux

Out of all of the screen recording software on Linux, Simple Screen Recorder is the best. The reason? Despite the name, this app has a ton of settings and advanced features. With it, users can record X11 desktop sessions. Users can record a specific region or the entire screen, specify the exact frame rate, add a voice over, record audio output, and more. It even includes a mode that allows users to record video games.

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