Green Recorder is a simple desktop screen recorder for Linux supports for Wayland and Xorg. It’s free, open-source and built with Python, GTK+ 3 and ffmpeg.
The UI is quite simple, just type a filename, select destination folder, file format, and which to record (audio, video, mouse cursor). There are also advanced options for setting frame rate, time delay, audio input, etc.
Finally click Record button to start recording, or choose an application window or screen area to record before.
More Green Recorder features:
- File formats support: mkv, avi, mp4, wmv and nut (And only WebM for Wayland’s GNOME session)
- Middle-click system tray icon or use its menu option to stop recording.
- Use ffmpeg for both audio and video for Xorg.
- Use V8 encoder in Gnome Wayland due to the CPU & RAM consumption issue with V9.
How to Install Green Recorder in Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and derivatives, the latest software packages are available in its official PPA.
Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher, when it opens, run following commands:
1. Add the Green Recorder PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mhsabbagh/greenproject
2. Then update and install the recorder app:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install green-recorder
Uninstall Green Recorder:
To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.
To remove the software, simply run following command in terminal:
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove green-recorder