I am using Recordmydesktop to record skype conversations. After an important recording, I went to the linux terminal where the recording was supposed to be taking place and all I could see was:

Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Recordmydesktop does to me this kind of thing sometimes, usually it happens with the most important recordings. Please provide a working alternative desktop recording software for linux.

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    RecordMyDesktop has been running good on my 14.04 xubuntu laptop. I had problems with Istanbul May 31, 2015 at 19:48
  • I have 14.04 too.
    – Mephisto
    May 31, 2015 at 20:54
  • You did file a bug report, right?
    – v010dya
    Jun 15, 2015 at 5:20
  • Not yet. If you give me a link to the relevant information, I will.
    – Mephisto
    Jun 15, 2015 at 16:15

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I've used both Simple Screen Recorder and Open Broadcaster Software. SSP is really simple and easy to use, and I believe it's in the Ubuntu app store. OBS requires a command line installation and the installation of ffmpeg as well, which often has to be compiled. OBS is a little more complex to use and might be overkill for your needs, but it is very powerful.

  • Thanks. SSP seems OK. I have not yet tested it in long recordings though.
    – Mephisto
    Jun 15, 2015 at 5:16

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