Recreates Shadowplay's replay feature on Linux
Have FFMPEG installed
sudo pacman -S ffmpeg
Have Xbindkeys installed
sudo pacman -S xbindkeys
Have libnotify installed
sudo pacman -S libnotify
If you are using an Arch-based Linux distribution, shadowreplay is in the AUR, so you can install it using your preferred AUR helper.
Its package name is
If you are on a Debian-based distro like Ubuntu or anything else, shadowreplay can be installed by running the
install file after cloning this repo.
This will install the required dependencies on Arch and install the systemd user service.
Variables specific to your desired setup can be found in the example_config which is installed to
First, configure the key (or key combo) you want to use in order to save your replays.
For instructions on how to bind keys, check here
Consider making another bind for killing ShadowRePlay. (See below)
Bind a key to the command
killall --user $USER --ignore-case --signal SIGTERM ffmpeg so it looks something like this:
# make F9 save ShadowRePlay replay killall --user $USER --ignore-case --signal SIGTERM ffmpeg F9 # make F10 kill ShadowRePlay killall -s1 ffmpeg F10
xbindkeys -f ~/.xbindkeysrc, or reload it with
killall -s1 xbindkeysif it's already running, for the new bind to take effect.
shadowreplay in a terminal
Press your configured hotkey to save the replay.
More flexible audio input support
Ability to downscale video output during recording
Dynamic video buffer size allocation based on resolution and FPS
Heavily inspired by Toqozz's script.
Thank you Tyler for answering my stupid questions while making this.