SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux program that was created to record programs
The original goal was to create a program that was just really simple to
use, the result is actually a pretty powerful program. It's 'simple' in
the sense that it's easier to use than ffmpeg/avconv or VLC, because it
has a straightforward user interface.
- Graphical user interface (Qt-based).
- Faster than VLC and ffmpeg/avconv.
- Records the entire screen or part of it, or records OpenGL applications
directly (similar to Fraps on Windows).
- Synchronizes audio and video properly (a common issue with VLC and
- Reduces the video frame rate if your computer is too slow (rather than
using up all your RAM like VLC does).
- Fully multithreaded: small delays in any of the components will never
block the other components, resulting is smoother video and better
performance on computers with multiple processors.
- Pause and resume recording at any time (either by clicking a button or by
pressing a hotkey).
- Shows statistics during recording (file size, bit rate, total recording
time, actual frame rate, ...).
- Can show a preview during recording, so you don't waste time recording
something only to figure out afterwards that some setting was wrong.
- Uses libav/ffmpeg libraries for encoding, so it supports many different
codecs and file formats (adding more is trivial).
- Sensible default settings: no need to change anything if you don't want to.
- Tooltips for almost everything: no need to read the documentation to find
out what something does.