How to Record Screen on Linux

How to Record Screen on Linux

Linux, When we talk about the thing that we think of first is its feature. As a Linux user, we all have to say that Linux is one of the best OS that has some wonderful features for its user.

We can experience that when we record the screen on Linux. Record screen on Linux means capturing the screen acts as a video clip so that we can store a few moments of our screen when we need.

And as a technology user, we all feel the need to record screen on our device. In this article, we will show you How to Record Screen on Linux.

Hope this article will help you to find the best method for you. So no more talk let’s check out the methods:

Record Screen on Linux

There are lots of ways to record screen on a Linux computer. You can capture the entire screen, window, or select area to grab. Hope you will find the best method option for you so that you can select the best one.

As there’s no default method to record screen on Linux without the shortcut keys and we cant edit the recording by this method, that’s why we are going to talk about the method of record screen on Linux by some free third party tool.

Keyboard Shortcuts to record screen on Linux

This is the first and easiest method to record screen on Linux if you don’t want to use any tool or etc for doing this. And that’s why we are going to talk about it at the very beginning.

So let’s check out the shortcuts:

If you press the Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R keys together at the same time then your screen will start recording the activity.

You can see a red circle located on the bottom right corner of your screen.

When your recording is finished now you have to press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R again to stop the recording.

Record screen on Linux by Kazam

Record Screen on Linux by Kazam
Record Screen on Linux by Kazam

Kazam is a wonderful tool to record screen on Linux. With it, you can record the full screen, a window, or a specific area that you want to.

So here’s the method of record full screen, a window, or a specific area separately.

Record fullscreen

If you want to record fullscreen on Linux by kazam tool then you have to do the below:

Step-1: Open kazam on your Linux.

If you don’t have the kazam tool then you can check this article or go to the terminal and run this simple command and then open it:

 

sudo apt install kazam

Step-2: Now you can see the screencast option and it is already selected, if it is not then select it.

Step-3: Now if you want to capture fullscreen then you don’t have to select it manually because it is already been selected And then select the sound from whenever you want and set a timer if you want to delay your recording.

Step-4: Then click on the capture button.

Step-5: If you don’t set a timer then a timer of 3 seconds will automatically be started.

Step-6: When your recording will be finished tap on the recording camera icon() on your taskbar.

Step7: Then choose finish recording to finish the record or pause recording to pause it. If you have paused the recording then tap on the recording camera icon() again and click pause recording to resume the recording.

Step-8: Now you can see a pop-up, with it you can edit your recording, and if you don’t want to edit you can simply choose the save for later.

Step-9: When you have chosen one option. you have to tap continue.

Step-10: Now you can change your recording name and see your recording file’s location.

Step-11: At the very last click on the save.

That’s it! Your full-screen recording is finished.

Record a window

If you want to record a window on Linux by kazam tool then you have to do the below:

Step-1: Open kazam on your Linux.

If you don’t have the kazam tool then you can check this article or go to the terminal and run this simple command and then open it:

 

sudo apt install kazam

Step-2: Now you can see the screencast option and it is already selected, if it is not then select it.

Step-3: Then select the window option And your screen will tell you to choose a window.

Step-4: Click on the window that you want to record. You can also cancel the recording by the Esc button.

Step-5: Then select the sound from whenever you want and set a timer if you want to delay your recording.

Step-6: After that click on the capture button.

Step-7: Then a timer of 5 seconds will automatically be started.

Step-8: When your recording will be finished tap on the recording camera icon() on your taskbar.

Step-9: Then choose finish recording to finish the record or pause recording to pause it. If you have paused the recording then tap on the recording camera icon() again and click pause recording to resume the recording.

Step-10: Now you can see a pop-up, with it you can edit your recording, and if you don’t want to edit you can simply choose the save for later.

Step-11: When you have chosen one option. you have to tap continue.

Step-12: Now you can change your recording name and see your recording file’s location.

Step-13: At the very last click on the save.

That’s it! Your full-screen recording is finished.

Record a specific area

If you want to record a specific area on Linux by the kazam tool then you have to do the below:

Step-1: Open kazam on your Linux.

If you don’t have the kazam tool then you can check this article or go to the terminal and run this simple command and then open it:

 

sudo apt install kazam

Step-2: Now you can see the screencast option and it is already selected, if it is not then select it.

Step-3: Then select the Area option And your screen will tell you to drag an area that you want to record.

Step-4: After you drag an area you have to hit the enter button on your keyboard. You can also cancel the recording by the Esc button.

Step-5: Then select the sound from whenever you want and set a timer if you want to delay your recording.

Step-6: Then click on the capture button.

Step-7: Then a timer of 5 seconds will automatically be started.

Step-8: When your recording will be finished tap on the recording camera icon() on your taskbar.

Step-9: Then choose finish recording to finish the record or pause recording to pause it. If you have paused the recording then tap on the recording camera icon() again and click pause recording to resume the recording.

Step-10: Now you can see a pop-up, with it you can edit your recording, and if you don’t want to edit you can simply choose the save for later.

Step-11: When you have chosen one option. you have to tap continue.

Step-12: Now you can change your recording name and see your recording file’s location.

Step-13: At the very last click on the save.

That’s it! Your full-screen recording is finished.

Record screen on Linux with VLC Media Player

Record screen on Linux with VLC Media Player
Record screen on Linux with VLC Media Player

We all use the VLC Media Player for watching videos on our desktop. But there an interesting thing about the player and that is the recording screen.

To experience the interesting thing do the below steps:

Step-1: Open the VLC Media Player.

Step-2: Then go to the Media located at the top left corner.

Step-3: After that click on the open Capture Device.

Step-4: On the Capture Device tab, Change the Capture Mode to Desktop

Step-5: Now you have to change the frame rate to 30 fps (It is optional to change to 30). You can change it to 60 or 24 or 12 or whatever you want

Step-6: Here you have to click on the small down arrow near the play button located at the bottom right.

Step-7: After clicking, you have to click Convert.

Step-8: Select your file destination folder where you want to put your Output Video.

Step-9: Then name your file and click on the Save button.

Step-10: Now click on Start.

Step-11: When your recording will be done and you want to stop it, you have to click on the Stop Playback button in the Bottom Left Corner.

Record screen on Linux by OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)

Record screen on Linux by OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)
Record screen on Linux by OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)

If you want to work with the OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) then you have to do the below steps:

Step-1: At first, you have to download the OBS and then install it according to the instructions for your OS.

Step-2: OBS uses a system of Scenes and Sources when you first launch OBS you’ll see there is already a scene added in by default, which you can find in the bottom left corner of the interface.

Step-3: Before you start the recording you have to add a source inside this scene.

Step-4: But if you work with the default Scene selected (it will be highlighted) click the + button at the bottom of the panel labeled Sources.

Step-5: Then you have to select Screen Capture on Linux or Display Capture on Mac and Windows.

Step-6: Now a pop-up will come to the screen and here you have to click on the OK button And then do it again on the next pop-up.

Step-7: Here you have to click on the Settings button located at the bottom right of the interface.

Step-8: After that choose the Output tab and take note of the Recording Path field and remember that it will be the destination of your computer where your recorded video will be saved.

Step-9: Click the Start Recording button located at the bottom right.

Step-10: When your recording is over click Stop Recording and a video will be written to the folder specified in your settings.

Read More: How to Take a Screenshot on Linux

Conclusion

Guys this is the complete guide on How to Record Screen on Linux. You can use one of the methods to record the screen that we have told you above.

Hope this article was helpful to you. If it does then our attempt will be successful.

If you want to know how to take a screenshot on any other device then you can check our homepage. There you can find out the methods of different devices.

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