How To Install Kazam Screen Recorder On Ubuntu

In this article I will show you how to install the Kazam screen recorder and explain how to record the screen on Ubuntu.

What is Kazam?

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.

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

Watch the tutorial.

Watch the video for more detailed information.

Installation process
Step 1

Press Control, Alt and T to open the terminal.


Step 2

Type in this command below and press ENTER. Immediately you will be prompted to enter your root password. After putting it, again press enter for the process to continue.

sudo apt-get install kazam

You will again be prompted to accept the size file of the application you are about to install: (Y/N) and press or enter (Y) to accept.

Lastly, wait for the program to download the necessary files or packages from the internet and you will be good to go.

Extra information.
What is sudo?

It is shot for superuser do.

Sudo is a command in Unix-like computer operating systems that allows programs to be executed as a superuser (su, root user) or another user.

what is apt?

It is short for Advanced Packaging Tool.

The apt command is a powerful command-line tool, which works with Ubuntu's Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) performing such functions as installation of new software packages, upgrade of existing software packages, updating of the package list index, and even upgrading the entire Ubuntu system.

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