VokscreenNG is a user friendly Open Source screencaster for Linux and Windows. https://linuxecke.volkoh.de/vokoscreen/vokoscreen.html
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vokoscreenNG (New Generation)

  • For Windows and Linux(X11, Experimental Wayland support since 3.1.0 pre alpha)
  • vokoscreenNG is based of Qt and GStreamer.



Only 100% translated languages will be added to vokoscreenNG. You can translate to anytime, your translation will be included in the next bugfix release. Please translate only at Transifex, it is very easy. https://www.transifex.com/vkohaupt/vokoscreen/


Windows and Linux installation routines are not provided, because each platform, installer and package manager has its own special features. That means make-install, metadata, desktop files, icons, manpage, logo must be create and provided itself. All the images and logos that come with vokoscreenNG are free. You can be change in size itself be used for your own installer or package manager.

Code Contributions

If you want to contribute code, please ask beforehand whether your idea finds harmony. Your source code must be in separate files and published under the MIT-License. Every file must include the License-header. The License-header can be found here: https://github.com/vkohaupt/vokoscreenNG/blob/3.0/Third-Party-License/MIT-License

Windows 10 64-bit


  • Required from version 3.1.0

The Qt installer needs the 32 bit version of vc_redist.x86.exe

Qt Online Installer https://www.qt.io/download-thank-you?os=windows

- Qt 5.15.2  
  [+] MinGW 8.1.0 64-bit  
  [+] Qt Network Authorization (Not sure if this is needed)  
- Developer and Designer Tools  
  [+] Qt Creator 5.0.1 CDB Debugger Support  
  [+] Debugging Tools for Windows  
  [+] MinGW 8.1.0 64-bit  
- openSSL 1.1.1 Toolkit  
  [+] openssl 64-bit binaries  



  • No additional entries

Windows 10 32-bit


  • The integrated vokoscreenNG Player needs a codec pack.



  • GST_PLUGIN_PATH=C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86\lib\gstreamer-1.0
  • GSTREAMER_1_0_ROOT_X86=C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86\


Run-time requirements

  • Qt5 >= 5.9.4
  • Qt5 >= 5.14 (vokoscreenNG >= 3.1.0 pre alpha)
  • pulseaudio
  • libwayland-client0 (since vokoscreenNG 3.0.9)
  • gstreamer >= 1.12.5
  • gstreamer-plugins-base
    • Audio: vorbis, opus
  • gstreamer-plugins-good
    • Format: mkv, avi, webm, mp4, mov
    • Video: vp8
    • Audio: flac
  • gstreamer-plugins-bad
    • Video: camera
    • Audio: AAC only supported in vokoscreenNG 3.0.5 - 3.0.8
  • gstreamer-plugins-bad-orig-addon (openSUSE Packman)
    • Video: openh264
  • gstreamer-plugins-ugly
    • Video: x264
    • Audio: mp3
  • gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon (openSUSE Packman)
    • Video: x264
  • gstreamer-plugins-libav
    • Player: x264

Wayland (vokoscreenNG >= 3.1.0)

  • pipewire >= 0.3
  • gstreamer-plugin-pipewire(openSUSE) gstreamer1.0-pipewire(Debian) >= 0.3.24
  • xdg-desktop-portal >= 1.7.0
  • xdg-desktop-portal-(kde, gtk, …) >= 1.7.0

VAAPI only supported in vokoscreenNG 3.0.0 - 3.0.8

  • gstreamer-plugins-vaapi
    • Intel Hardwareenconding H.264 and MPEG2
  • intel-vaapi-driver
    • Intel Hardwareenconding H.264 and MPEG2

Build requirements

  • pkgconfig
  • libqt5-devel >= 5.14 (vokoscreenNG >= 3.1.0 pre alpha)
  • libqt5-linguist >= 5.14 (vokoscreenNG >= 3.1.0 pre alpha)
  • libX11-devel
  • gstreamer-devel
  • libpulse-devel (vokoscreenNG >= 3.0.7)
  • wayland-devel (vokoscreenNG >= 3.0.9)

On Ubuntu these requirements can be satisfied by running sudo apt install libgstreamer1.0-dev qt5-default qttools5-dev-tools libqt5x11extras5-dev qtmultimedia5-dev libqt5multimedia5-plugins libpulse-dev libwayland-dev

Build instructions

  1. Download the source / clone the repo and cd into its directory
  2. cd src
  3. qmake
  4. make

Install packages

  • Debian: sudo apt install vokoscreen-ng
  • Fedora: sudo dnf install vokoscreenNG
  • openSUSE (Tumbleweed and Leap 15.2): sudo zypper install vokoscreenNG
  • Ubuntu: sudo apt install vokoscreen-ng
  • Arch linux: sudo pacman -S vokoscreen
  • NixOS: nix-env -iA nixos.vokoscreen-ng

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