Vokoscreen is a video desktop recorder for Ubuntu that allows selection of the screen area, setting the number of frames, and even provide a zoom function on the area the cursor is located.



  • Ubuntu 18.04



01. Install using the following commands

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install vokoscreen


02. Once installed can access the application using the launcher


or via the command line

$ vokoscreen


03. It will open the Vokoscreen user interface.




Recording Area

  • Fullscreen – records the whole content of the desktop
  • Window – allows selecting an application window to record
  • Area – will open a floating selection with edit to allow which section of the screen can be recorded


Area Selection

  • Magnification – Enables a zoom on the cursor
  • Showkey – Will display the keys pressed
  • Showclick – Shows a circle around the cursor to highlight any click event




Audio Input

Determine the source of the audio to include in the Video recording. You can record any audio output from the operating system. An example is when you are recording a video conference and need to save a recording for future reference on participants that are not able to join.


Video Output Format

The “Frames” option determine the number of frames to include per second. Other settings include the output “Format” (MKV, MP4 and GIF), “Videocodec” (libx264, mpeg4 and huffyuv) and “Audiocodec” (libmp3lame, libvorbis, pcm_s16le, and aac).


Other Settings

The directory on where to place the video recording can be configured using the “Videopath” option. The “Player” will be opened after a recording is completed and the “Play” button is selected.


Webcam Settings

When enabled allows recording the video recorder by the system camera.

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