Record a screen, window or selection with Kazam

Kazam is a very simple screen recorder for KDE but just because it is simple doesn’t mean it isn’t really good at it’s job. Kazam provides a well designed and easy to use interface for capturing screen‐casts and screenshots. It can record desktop video and multiple audio streams simultaneously with control over audio levels and the screen region being captured.


To install Kazam open Konsole and type,

sudo apt install kazam

After installation, Kazam can be found in the Application Menu under Applications/Multimedia or by typing Kazam into the search box at the top of the menu.

Further information

  • by David Klasinc
    VP8 and H264 performance improvements. H624 is now using mp4 container instead of Matroska. Streaming and faststart options were added to mp4 container.
  • by David Klasinc
    Kazam was recently included in Ubuntu Universe repository. Because of that version numbering of stable branch had to be changed. If you have Kazam 1.2.x installed you will have to reinstall it. At this point you can also remove stable-series PPA if you are running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. For Oneiric, you'll have to stick […]
  • by David Klasinc
    Unstable branch reached maturity and should be stable enough for a separate release. Stable branch will receive only critical fixes that don't add new functionality. Stable release can be found in stable PPA ( or you can download a tarball package (

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