I want to be able to reliably record videos for a YouTube channel, however the software I've tried all has individual flaws. The programs I've tried are:

  • SimpleScreenRecorder (flaw being that the audio begins to echo after a while when recording)

  • Kazam (flaw being the computer crashing whilst processing very long recordings)

  • OBS (flaw being spontaneous freezing of whole computer system)

  • RecordMyDesktop (flaw being that I have 2 monitors so its difficult to get the recording space right)

Are there any reliable alternatives?

  • Still curious, did you try? – Jacob Vlijm May 19 '16 at 13:23
  • @JacobVlijm not yet, i get back to my computer tomorrow so ill try then – JellyWX May 19 '16 at 15:15
  • @JacobVlijm vokoscreen crashes with 'illegal instruction' error on my setup – JellyWX May 20 '16 at 14:57
  • Huh?? What is your Ubuntu version? Unity 14.04/15.10/16.04 works fine here. – Jacob Vlijm May 20 '16 at 14:59
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    Possible duplicate of How to record my screen? – Elder Geek Mar 29 '17 at 14:54

Vokoscreen works remarkably well on my system. The screencast in this post was made with it.

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It has a number of options, a.o. to record a section of the screen, the whole screen, sound options and so on.

You'll have to see if it works in your situation for your specific requirements though.

Vokoscreen is in the repos.

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  • okay thank you. will try this as soon as i get back to my computer! how can i download this through command line? i presume apt-get install vokoscreen? – JellyWX May 18 '16 at 7:42
  • @Jelly if you make it sudo apt-get install vokoscreen it should work. – Jacob Vlijm May 18 '16 at 10:08
  • Crashes with 'Illegal Instruction'. It downloaded version 1.9.0 though and i can't figure how to get the updated version – JellyWX May 20 '16 at 14:58
  • Nevermind: managed to get a later version which seems more stable. Will test it properly soonish – JellyWX May 20 '16 at 15:39

I prefer kdenlive it has an editor and plugin, I tried all you mentioned but all of them are not comparable with it, available by default on 16.04 Software Center you can see more help here to install on 14.04 it's almost equivalent to camtasia studio on ubuntu

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