How to Record Programs and Games Using ‘Simple Screen Recorder’ in Linux

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12 Responses

  1. james lee says:

    Thanks for sharing this useful information for the readers. I’m AOL Customer Support adviser if you face any types of issue then contact our tech Support team.

  2. Rohit says:

    Hi, really nice article thanks for sharing, now I can easily record by Desktop.

  3. The Falcon says:

    [[email protected] ssr]$ ./simple-build-and-install
    Detecting x86/x64 …
    x86/x64 = –enable-x86-asm
    Detecting ffmpeg/libav …
    Detected ffmpeg.
    Configuring …
    ../configure: line 2075: config.log: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 2085: config.log: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 2120: 5: Bad file descriptor
    ../configure: line 2122: 5: Bad file descriptor
    ../configure: line 2280: confdefs.h: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 2284: confdefs.h: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 2288: confdefs.h: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 2292: confdefs.h: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 2296: confdefs.h: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 2300: confdefs.h: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 2304: confdefs.h: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 2479: 5: Bad file descriptor
    checking for a BSD-compatible install… ../configure: line 2513: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 2514: conftest.two: Permission denied
    mkdir: cannot create directory `conftest.dir’: Permission denied
    /usr/bin/install: target `/opt/screenrecord/ssr/build/conftest.dir’ is not a directory
    ../configure: line 2547: 5: Bad file descriptor
    ../build-aux/install-sh -c
    ../configure: line 2558: 5: Bad file descriptor
    checking whether build environment is sane… ../configure: line 2581: conftest.file: Permission denied
    ../configure: line 424: $4: Bad file descriptor
    configure: error: ls -t appears to fail. Make sure there is not a broken
    alias in your environment
    ../configure: line 424: $4: Bad file descriptor
    configure: error: newly created file is older than distributed files!
    Check your system clock
    ../configure: line 83: 5: Bad file descriptor
    [[email protected] ssr]$

  4. leavesofliberty says:

    Where do the files actually save after you finish your recording?

    • Gabriel A. Cánepa says:

      That is explained in the article. Look for “Now it’s time to define the video output format and the location…”.

  5. anand says:

    [[email protected] ssr]# ./simple-build-and-install

    Error: don’t run this script as root, this will mess up file permissions

  6. DeamonMV says:

    yum install alsa-lib-devel.x86_64 pulseaudio-libs-devel.x86_64 jack-audio-connection-kit-devel.x86_64

  7. deni says:

    not work in my debian
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder

    how to fix it??

  8. chetan says:

    error while executing

    checking alsa/asoundlib.h usability… no
    checking alsa/asoundlib.h presence… no
    checking for alsa/asoundlib.h… no
    configure: error: required header missing

    • @chetan,
      If you run into dependency errors, install the required packages (may vary from distribution to distribution and from version to version). Use your package management system (apt-get / aptitude or yum, for example) or Google to search the packages that provide the missing files as indicated by running the installation script and you’ll be good to go.

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