simplescreenrecorder man page

simplescreenrecorder ā€” A feature-rich screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL.


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SimpleScreenRecorder is a feature-rich screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It has a Qt-based graphical user interface. It can record the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications directly. The recording can be paused and resumed at any time. Many different file formats and codecs are supported.



Show help message.


Write log to ~/.ssr/log-DATE_TIME.txt instead of stdout.


Write recording statistics to FILE. If FILE is omitted, /dev/shm/simplescreenrecorder-stats-PID is used. It will be updated continuously and deleted when the recording page is closed.


Show synchronization diagram (for debugging).


Don't show the system tray icon.


Start the application in hidden form.

File Locations

The files used by SimpleScreenRecorder can be found in the following locations:





Input profiles:


Output profiles:




See Also

More documentation can be found at:


March 2015 SimpleScreenRecorder Manual