Thursday, February 18, 2016

How to install Kazam Screencaster on Ubuntu

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. 
Optionally you can record sound from any sound input device that is supported and visible by PulseAudio.

Stable ppa :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/stable-series
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kazam

Unstable ppa :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/unstable-series
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install kazam
"Additional notes for Kazam 1.5.0 :
When installing, check if python3-cairo was upgraded to 1.10.1. If not you'll have to do it manually by running:
   sudo apt-get install python3-cairo
pycairo3 in Ubuntu is outdated and needs updating. This build was made strictly for Kazam and it could break other applications that use it. So be careful. If you ever want to downgrade back to the current version which ships with 14.04, run the following command:
sudo apt-get install python3-cairo=1.10.0+dfsg-3ubuntu2
New countdown animation will also work if you don't have the latest pycairo, but it will not be as pretty. Right now there are no plans for builds other releases of Ubuntu. Trusty should be stable enough and most of the development will be done for Trusty."

Keyboard shortcuts :

Super+Ctrl+R - start recording
Super+Ctrl+P - pause recording
Super+Ctrl+F - finish/stop recording