Screencasting made simple is the ethos behind Linux screen-recording tool ‘Kazam‘ and the latest release sees it hammer home this point with improved features and a slew of bug fixes.

New and improved

So lets get down to the specifics of what’s new in the 0.11 release: –

  • Kazam finally has a logo, created by Robert McKenna
  • You are able to select which screen to record from
  • You can now ‘pause’ in screencasts
  • Options to choose video and audio quality
  • Easier selection of upload URL
  • Ability to go backwards from export window
  • Warning when overwriting

The biggest improvement in Kazam 0.11 doesn’t come in the shape of new features, as welcome as they are, but in the big improvements to overall stability.

Amongst the 28 bugs fixed in this release are: –

If you have previously tried Kazam and experienced issues then this latest release marks the perfect point at which to get reacquainted.


Kazam has two PPA’s for easy installation and upgrading.

  • A stable PPA for users who want stability over new features
  • An unstable PPA for users who want new features at the possible expense of stability

Both PPA’s support Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 and can be added by entering the following commands into a Terminal: –


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:and471/kazam-daily-stable

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kazam


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:and471/kazam-daily-builds

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kazam


If you want to help improve Kazam Screencast you can find the project page @

*Kazam records at your desktop resolution uncompressed, and outputs in h264 and flac at 44.1khz in the mkv container, fact fans. Thanks Michael.

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