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How to record your screen in Ubuntu Linux in 3 different ways.

In this article I'll explain to you how to record video from your desktop using: Gnome Shell screen recorder, Simple Screen Recorder and OBS Studio.

In the following video you will see step by step guide about making screen video in linux. I'll show you three different ways how you can achieve it, because "one size doesn't fit all" and after watching it you will be able to choose the best for your purpose.

Here you can find ready to copy shell scripts used in the video.

Starting/Stopping recording in Gnome Shell screen recorder

  • To start recording your desktop press at once Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R.
  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R to stop recording. Videos will be saved in ~/Videos directory.

Installing Simple Screen Recorder from Ubuntu repository

sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder

Installing OBS Studio from Ubuntu repository

sudo apt-get install obs-studio

Watch video on YouTube