There are tons of screen recorders available for Linux. But when it comes to supporting Wayland almost all of them do not work.

This is problematic because many new distribution releases are switching to Wayland display manager by default once again. And if something as basic as a screen recorder does not work it leaves a bad experience.

GNOME8217s built-in screen recorder works but it is hidden has no GUI and no way to configure and control the recordings. There is another tool called Kooha but it keeps on displaying a timer on the screen.

Switching between Xorg and Wayland just for screen recording is not very convenient.

Amidst all this I was happy to learn that Wayland support landed in OBS Studio with version 27 release thanks to Pipewire. But even there it8217s not straightforward and hence I am going to show you the steps for screen recording on Wayland using OBS Studio.

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