Alternatives to Camtasia Studio for all platforms with Open Source License

  • Open Broadcaster Software icon

    Open Broadcaster Software

    Full-featured screen recording and live streaming software for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • I installed OBS. It simply records the display, but doesn't allow any annotation and several other features that Camtasia Studio, FlashBack and others provide. Its purpose is different, since it is a broadcasting software. gautambjainMar 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It's simpler, no arbitrary video editing software included. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Used it for recording screen activities with commentary. Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • CamStudio icon

    CamStudio

    Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. Simple interface with ability to record in AVI or export as swf.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The last update was on October 19th, 2013.
    • Warning As described on VirusTotal comment (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/1ddb733efb11769a05cc735d555e9a4df92c4cdf29fa47ea3864e57e67dcf884/analysis/1411383540/): if you download CamStudio from SourceForge.net, the VirusTotal results are 0/53. After installing this SF version, it immediately says that there is an update available. When the link is clicked, it takes you to camstudio.org, which has a zip file that, scanned with VirusTotal, gives you 15/53 result. So do NOT download and install the "update": it's a malware. Installer as of 09/22/2014.
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    Kazam

    Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format. Optionally you can record sound from any...

    Open Source Linux

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    recordMyDesktop

    recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task. As such, the program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued Latest release, 0.3.8.1, from 2008-12-13
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    Screencast Capture Lite

    Screencast Capture Lite is a tool to continuously capture the desktop screen, storing this information in video files. The application supports recording from the primary screen, from a chosen window or from a fixed region. It encodes...

    Open Source Windows Accord.NET Framework

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    Krut

    Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms. Krut records movie files, including sound, of selected parts of your screen. The files use the...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Screen Recorder

    Screen Recorder is a free open-source screen recorder software for Windows environment, records specific part of Windows desktop screen as an AVI file. The option of recording system playback sound or sound from input sound devices is...

    Open Source Windows

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    VokoScreen

    A small program to create screen videos including sound recording. Although this program is really small and inconspicious, it includes exceeding capabilities to generate training videos, installation videos, browser and Skype...

    Open Source Linux

  • Telecine icon

    Telecine

    Capture full resolution videos directly on your phone. No more recording controls cluttering up the video or USB debugging notification in your status bar! Launch the overlay and then navigate away from the app. The overlay will...

    Open Source Android

  • ScreenStudio icon

    ScreenStudio

    ScreenStudio is an easy screen recording that will let you create screencast or live streaming of your desktop. It does support multiple desktops, multiple webcams and text labels. Latest versions do support special tags in the...

    Open Source Linux

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    UltraVNC Screen Recorder

    There exist a lot of screen recorders, but all lack the speed for doing some full screen recording. The speed is just to low or cpu to high. Online compression can only be done with some real-time disk eating codecs.... Even the...

    Open Source Windows

  • Istanbul

    Istanbul is a desktop session recorder for the Free Desktop. It records your session into an Ogg Theora video file. To start the recording, you click on its icon in the notification area. To stop you click its icon again. It works on...

    Open Source Linux GNOME MATE

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    Webinaria

    Webinaria is an easy to use screen recording and screen-casting tool. It allows you to record your screen or just a specific window. The integrated editor allows you to annotate your screen-cast before publishing it as a flash video.

    Open Source Windows

  • Tibesti Screencaster icon

    Tibesti Screencaster

    Record your desktop, speaker output and microphone at once, then output it to WebM, Ogg, or Matroska files. If you have the necessary codecs, you can even output to an AVI file or Matroska and h264. Control the size of the capture...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.2.8, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
  • Screenbird

    Screenbird is a browser based, no-sign in screen recorder. It's cross platform, and built for collaboration. From there you can push videos to Youtube, or create an outline for it, download a copy for backup. The co-create feature...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    xvidcap

    A small tool to capture things going on on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video similar to tools such as Lotus ScreenCam or Camtasia.

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The latest release was the 2009-07-14 https://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/files/xvidcap/
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    CaptureIt Plus

    CaptureIt Plus is an easy to use screen capture utility for Windows Platform. Helps to capture screen in various modes. Developed in C#. Licensed under GNU GPL v2. Capture modes Active Window Circle Fixed Region ...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.4878.41984, released in May 2013, can be still downloaded from Codeplex.