Which Screencaster do I use?

For regular desktop recording I use SimpleScreenRecorder (available pre-packaged for Debian, Ubuntu, and OpenSUSE)
On my system it produces a high quality recording without any latency issues, and best of all when I finish recording the .mkv file is immediately ready for use.

Install Instructions for Ubuntu:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder
What are my System Specs?

I have three desktop systems, one Android Tablet, one Android Phone, and two Raspberry Pi's.

Main System:

  • OS: Kubuntu 19.04
  • CPU: AMD 1800X 3.6GHz Eight Core
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero X370
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4
  • NVMe: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB
  • SSD 1: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
  • SSD 2: SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 64GB
  • HDD: 2x 2TB
  • Webcam: Logitech C910 HD
  • Mic: Blue Yeti


  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.4 Server
  • CPU: AMD Sempron 3850 AM1 1.3GHz Quad Core
  • Motherboard: ASUS AM1M-A
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600
  • HDD: 2x Toshiba 6TB and 1x Seagate 3TB
  • SSD: SanDisk SATA 2 32GB

Kodi Media Player

  • OS: LibreELEC
  • CPU: Athlon 5350 AM1 2.05GHz Quad Core
  • Motherboard: ASUS AM1I-A
  • GPU: Nvidia GT740 2GB
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3

Raspberry PI's:

  • Pi 3 Model B+ - NoTrack DNS Server
  • Pi 3 Model B+ - Webserver