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Can anyone recommend a Camtasia equivalent for Linux (Ubuntu?)

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Kazam Screencaster is a great program in my opinion. Sometimes it has trouble with audio (but also the thing I am recording can have issues which happens more often than Kazam having issues) and it works directly with Open Shot Video Editor in Ubuntu. I run Ubuntu 11.10 and its absolutely fantastic. I use it to capture my Vokle.com shows to edit and shorten for my YouTube Channel.

Update (June 20, 2012)

Kazam has a few bugs with the recent update and is being very problematic. I'll be sticking it out to see if/when it gets fixed. The problem is it crashes and/or stops running after just a few minutes as opposed to running for hours and hours like it used to. That said, if you are doing short clips it will still work amazingly well.

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There aren't many alternatives for Linux, especially when it comes to editing recorded video. You can try and choose for your self from this list.

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For recording videos, I found that gtk-recordMyDesktop does that perfectly:

gtk-recordMyDesktop screenshot

Kdenlive is a good editor although you should frequently save your work because it sometimes wants to crash:

kdenlive screenshot

Check also these questions on http://askubuntu.com:

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I use the exact same tools and highly recommend it. I used byzanz in the past, it's a very simple screencast tool that records .gif, .ogg and .flv, I also recommend it. –  Alex Mar 21 '13 at 10:36
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You can try xvidcap, an open source screen capture tool for Linux. I have not used it so I can't vouch for how well it works.

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