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I want to record my screen, audio and webcam in Ubuntu 17.10.

I have tried the following software (from this thread How can I record my screen?):

  • gtk-recordmydesktop: Missing web camera support

  • xvidcap: Missing web camera support

  • Kazam: Wont start

  • Simple Screen Recorder: Missing web camera support

  • VOKOSCREEN: Records only black screen

  • Tibesti: Missing web camera support

  • VLC: Missing web camera support, could not get it to record at all

  • OBS: Will not start

  • ScreenStudio: Will not start

Any suggestion for good software to do this?


After some digging I found out that if I start Ubuntu 17.10 in X Server instead of Wayland then Vokoscreen works and meets my requirements.

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  • Someone suggested "Green Recorder": askubuntu.com/a/967989, not sure how helpful will that be in your case.
    – pomsky
    Oct 29, 2017 at 11:54

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If you're really inclined to further use Wayland you should give green-recorder a try.

It even is able to record games you play, only caveat is that it only records as WebM format under Wayland. Have to mention that it only records the screen, not a webcam for example.

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To install it you need to add a new ppa into your system, so you can follow the steps below to install it from terminal command line.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossproject/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install green-recorder

To add to this you might want to install TopIcons plus extension from extensions.gnome.org to be able to access green-recorder when it has started recording.


The only other chance you have to get the software you mentioned to work again is starting your desktop under Xorg as display-manager.

To do so you have to log out and use the cogwheel beside the sign in button to choose 'Ubuntu on Xorg'.

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An other possibility to just create a smaller screen-cast of about 30 seconds would be to just press shift+ctrl+alt+r this will leave the recorded bit in your 'Video' directory in your home (/home/$USER/Video/). Thus this solution does not seem to work under Xorg and producing files of 0 Byte length.

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    Doesn't seem like it supports web camera?
    – Solo
    Oct 29, 2017 at 12:27
  • No, only screen recording, sadly not even cheese is running under wayland
    – Videonauth
    Oct 29, 2017 at 12:32
  • If someone can recommend a webcam recording solution i gladly will add it into my answer.
    – Videonauth
    Oct 29, 2017 at 12:49
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    @Videonauth "Not even cheese is running under Wayland." Really ? I am running a fedora 26 workstation with vanilla GNOME 3.24 DE in a Wayland session at the moment and cheese works right as expected. Well, there are two possibilities : 1) Something is broken in your installation. 2) In case that every user can confirm what you say, this might be an Ubuntu specific problem. Anyway, +1 for your nice answer ! :)
    – cl-netbox
    Oct 29, 2017 at 13:30
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    @Tim 16.04 uses still Xorg as display-manager, the change to wayland came with 17.10 and if we can trust OMGUbuntus homepage, they will revert back from Wayland to Xorg for 18.04.
    – Videonauth
    Oct 29, 2017 at 16:23

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