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The Big List Of Screenrecording Software (Linux Edition)

If you are looking for decent programs to record games you have come to the right place!
In case you are also looking for video editing software to trim, convert and edit your recording consider to check out The Big List Of Video Editors.

Note: I haven’t tested these programs personally (except Krut because there is also a Windows port for it) but after a little research i noticed that the following programs were used and recommended by many Linux users.

I have also created a list about Screenrecorders for Windows and Mac.



“Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms. Krut records movie files, including sound, of selected parts of your screen. The files use the quicktime mov format. The program has an intuitive and compact user interface.”


“recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it’s primary task.
As such, the program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the basic tasks of capturing and encoding and an interface that exposes the program functionality in a usable way.



“GLC records OpenGL games = Linux alternative to Fraps”



“FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library.”



“Xvidcap is a tool that can capture movement on an X11 display. It works in two distinct modes: It can capture to single frames (like a number of jpeg images) or it can encode the captured frames to a video on-line.”



“Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format.”