ScreenStudio: How It Works

Introduction: ScreenStudio: How It Works

About: Working on a project called ScreenStudio, I do create howto videos about Ubuntu/Windows and other more technical videos

ScreenStudio is my personal project that I do work on in my spare times.

It does record your computer display into a video file and let you share those videos over the web.

Here's a full review of the currently supported features:

File support:

  • TS
  • FLV
  • MP4
  • MOV
  • HLS (For live streaming over HTTP)
  • GIF

Streaming support:

  • Youtube
  • Twitch
  • Facebook
  • Ustream
  • Generic RTMP server

Video Source:

  • Computer desktop (Display)
  • Webcams (multi-webcams supported)
  • Image (and animated GIFs)
  • Text (basic HTML, interactive Tags)

Audio source:

  • Microphone
  • Internal System
  • Microphone + Internal System

Special features:

  • Free layout of your video elements
  • Background music
  • Video transitions (Fade-In, Fade-Out, Enter from left/right/top/bottom, Exit to left/right/top/bottom)
  • Unlimited layers of video sources
  • Free as in Open Source
  • Hide while recording

ScreenStudio can do a lot, but it does try to keep things simple. No worry about video encoding and quality. The main goal is: Streaming, made easy!

Step 1: Download ScreenStudio

To get ScreenStudio, all you need to do is visit the main website:

Make sure that Java 8 is installed on your computer (Ubuntu or Windows)

  1. Download the latest version
  2. Uncompressed the archive
  3. Double-click on the ScreenStudio.jar file

In Ubuntu, you can launch the "" script to create an icon desktop launcher.

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