Kazam 1.5.3 Software to Record Video From WebCam Linux. Kazam is CyberLink YouCam Alternative for Linux also equivalent software to Cheese. If you have Cheese to take photo and video from webcam, now you take video too from Kazam 1.5.3 –This guide will install Kazam 1.5.3 in Linux and review about it.
Kazam 1.5.3 Cheese Alternative for CyberLink YouCam in Linux
Kazam is a GStreamer-based for screen recording, screenshot tool, and webcam apps for Linux. This article fill focus how to use Kazam as a webcam software for Linux.
The application provides well designed and easy to use interface. Kazam can record desktop video and multiple audio streams simultaneously with control over audio levels, and screen region being captured. Support for H264 and VP8 codecs is built in. Kazam can also capture still screenshots.
This version of Kazam 1.5.3 is stable enough which provide functionalities to record entire screen (with multi-monitor support), a window or an area and features:
- customizable framerate;
- option to show/hide the mouse when recording;
- record sound from speakers and/or microphone;
- keyboard shortcuts;
- configurable delay before capturing;
- automatic file saving;
- supports mp4 (H264), webm (VP8) and avi (RAW, HUFFYUV and lossless JPEG) video formats.
- support for webcams: it can record just the webcam or it can display the webcam in a window on top of the screencast;
- support for broadcasting to YouTube Live;
- added on-screen keyboard indicator and mouse click indicator;
- new countdown timer.
How to Install Kazam 1.5.3 in Linux Mint 17.x / Ubuntu 14.04
If you install Kazam from Software Center or repository you will get an older version of Kazam which does not have new features such as YouTube Live streaming, and taking video from webcam. So you need to install Kazam from PPA. Open you Terminal and type command below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/unstable-series
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kazam python3-cairo python3-xlib
Wait until installation completed! Now you can open Kazam by clicking Start/Menu >> Sound & Video >> Kazam
Kazam 1.5.3 Review – Screen Capture and Webcam Recorder Software
Capturing screenshots and desktop recording is important for some users. Primary and secondary toolbars were chosen because this is the easiest way for users to switch between different recording modes and different recording regions.
Kazam 1.5.3 needs pycairo3 in Linux Mint/ Ubuntu is outdated and needs updating. This build was made strictly for Kazam and it could break other applications that use it. So be careful. If you ever want to downgrade back to the current version which ships with 14.04, run the following command:
sudo apt-get install python3-cairo=1.10.0+dfsg-3ubuntu2