GPU Screen Recorder

by dec05eba

A shadowplay-like screen recorder for Linux. The fastest screen recorder for Linux.

This is a screen recorder that has minimal impact on system performance by recording a window using the GPU only, similar to shadowplay on windows. This is the fastest screen recording tool for Linux. This screen recorder only works on X11 (Wayland with Xwayland is NOT supported).

This screen recorder can be used for recording your desktop offline, for live streaming and for nvidia-like instant replay, where only the last few seconds are saved.

There are some restrictions when recording on AMD/Intel. Videos created on AMD/Intel are in variable framerate format. Very out of date video players might have an issue playing such videos. I recommend using MPV or a browser to play such videos, otherwise you might experience stuttering in the video. Recording a monitor requires (restricted) root access which means that you have to install GPU Screen Recorder system-wide: flatpak install flathub --system com.dec05eba.gpu_screen_recorder and pkexec needs to be installed on the system. Some distros such as manjaro disable hardware accelerated H264/HEVC which means GPU Screen Recorder wont work on AMD/Intel and you have to either switch to another distro or install mesa from source (or install mesa-git for example).

Changes in version 2.1.5

8 days ago
Installed Size~18 MB
Download Size7 MB
Available Architecturesaarch64, x86_64
LicenseGNU General Public License v3.0 only

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Manual Install

Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing

flatpak install flathub com.dec05eba.gpu_screen_recorder


flatpak run com.dec05eba.gpu_screen_recorder