Install SimpleScreenRecorder in Linux

SimpleScreenRecorder is a Qt-based screencast software made for Linux operating systems, which was created as a simpler alternative to programs such as ffmpeg/avconv and VLC.


It can be used for audio-video screen recording. As well as to record a specific area of a screen. Here’s a quick tutorial to install SimpleScreenRecorder in Linux using snap. For the purpose of writing this tutorial, I am using KDE Neon 5.12.

As of now, snap is available on following Linux Distributions:

Arch LinuxDebian, FedoraGentoo, Linux MintManjaroOpenSUSESolus, and Ubuntu.


For a successful installation, type/ paste following commands in your Terminal Emulator.

1. Update System:

Perform full system update using your systems package manager. Here, I am using apt package manager as I use a Debian-based distribution.

sudo apt update

sudo apt upgrade

2. Install SimpleScreenRecorder:

sudo snap install simplescreenrecorder-mardy


3. Update application

As we are installing the application using snap. You need to update the application using the following command, once a new version is available.

sudo snap refresh simplescreenrecorder-mardy

I hope this tutorial has helped you install SimpleScreenRecorder on your Linux Box. If you have any doubts, find any grammatical errors, or want to request any tutorial, feel free to make use of comments section. Thanks for reading!


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