In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kazam on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, 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. This utility requires a small configuration setup and is perfect for new users who just want to capture and record screen videos. Kazam records crystal clear sound and can save the video file in several different file formats.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation Kazam screen recorder for the Linux desktop. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Kazam on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Kazam on Ubuntu 20.04.
Kazam software is available in the default Ubuntu repositories but not the latest version. If you want to install the newer Kazam, you can use this unofficial PPA that is available for Ubuntu systems:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/unstable-series sudo apt update sudo apt install kazam python3-cairo python3-xlib
Step 3. Accessing Kazam.
Once you have installed Kazam, search for it in the application menu and start it. You should see a screen like this with some options on it. You can check the options as per your need and click on capture to start recording the screen with Kazam.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kazam. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Kazam screen recorder on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Kazam website.