Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kazam, a Nice and Simple Screen Recording Tool

Kazam is a nice screencasting tool and it is also capable of directly uploading the newly created videos to Youtube thus making the process simpler.

Kazam is not yet in the official repositories of Ubuntu so you need to add the corresponding Launchpad PPA for installation.

Stable PPA for Lucid and Maverick

For installation of Kazam stable in Lucid or Maverick, go to a Terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:and471/kazam-daily-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kazam

Daily Builds PPA for Lucid, Maverick and Natty

You can get the latest version of Kazam from the daily builds PPA for Lucid, Maverick and Natty. Natty's stable package isn't there in the stable PPA so this is all we've got for Natty at the moment. From Terminal, run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:and471/kazam-daily-builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kazam

Once installed, it would appear under Applications > Accessories > Sounds & Video in Gnome or you can search the Dash for 'Kazam' in Unity.







However, Kazam still lacks a few features like an option to record selected area on the screen or a single window and also, doesn't support any other file formats than .mkv.

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