Alternatives to D3DGear for all platforms with any 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

  • 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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    Fraps

    Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as: Benchmarking Software - Show how many...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The last version was released on February 26th, 2013.
  • Bandicam icon

    Bandicam

    Bandicam is the most advanced game recording software and Windows screen recorder.

    Freemium Windows

  • XSplit Broadcaster icon

    XSplit Broadcaster

    XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application designed to make your multimedia broadcasting and recording a lot easier and more fun to do. With its live output broadcasting feature, you can self-produce video broadcasts, conferences...

    Freemium Windows

  • LoiLo Game Recorder icon

    LoiLo Game Recorder

    LoiLo Game Recorder is a completely free, fast, simple and very effective videogame recorder. It can use either a Windows GUI hook to capture desktop windows, or an OpenGL/DirectX hook to capture most games. Recording is as simple...

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware Loiloscope is automatically installed along with this but can be uninstalled afterwards with no harm done.
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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

  • FFsplit icon

    FFsplit

    A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder. Currently, the application is in early stages of development. This project is actively looking for...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.7.0.25, released on December 3rd, 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Flash Media Live Encoder icon

    Flash Media Live Encoder

    Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder is video capture software and audio capture software designed to capture live audio and video while streaming it in real time.

    Free Mac Windows

  • Ustream Producer icon

    Ustream Producer

    Ustream Producer is an easy and powerful way to stream to your Ustream channel. For beginning users, you can get started right away using your built in webcam and add graphics, videos and music to your broadcast. For more experienced...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Taksi icon

    Taksi

    Taksi is a utility that allows you to take screenshots and record video clips of your favourite games and other 3D-graphics applications. Inspired by Fraps . Other features: Taksi can support live video compression with any...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last stable version, 0.7.6, was released in June 2006, and last beta version, 0.7.7.9, in July 2010. They can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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    PlayClaw

    The amazing PlayClaw video capture tool gives customers incredible power! PlayClaw has been designed to make full use of multi-core processors and hardware accelerated H.264 codecs, which ensures the outstanding quality of the...

    Freemium Windows

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    Gamecaster

    Gamecaster is a graphical user interface for open source framework 'glc'. It can capture real time footage of any game that uses ALSA for sound and OpenGL for drawing. Gamecaster can also encode any captured .glc file into...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued last version 0.3 and released 2012
  • XSplit Gamecaster icon

    XSplit Gamecaster

    The world's easiest way to start streaming or recording your PC or Console games.

    Freemium Windows

  • ZD Soft Screen Recorder icon

    ZD Soft Screen Recorder

    High performance screen recording software for Windows. Real-time screen & sound capture into H.264/AAC encoded high frame rate HD video with low CPU usage.

    Freemium Windows

  • iShowU Instant icon

    iShowU Instant

    Quickly and easily creating a video directly from your screen (in realtime). QuickTime or M4V.

    Commercial Mac

  • VidBlaster icon

    VidBlaster

    VidBlaster is the easy to use video production tool to create anything from a simple holiday video to a live television broadcast. Whatever edition of VidBlaster you choose, the production will be live without any editing required....

    Commercial Windows

  • ilos Videos icon

    ilos Videos

    ilos is a video communication platform for organizations to easily record, share, and store videos on the cloud.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

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Best Fraps Alternative

Positive Comment by yrichard0004
about D3DGear Sep 2013

Fraps is a god awful program. Get D3DGear. It's so fantastic. It works infinitely better than Fraps ever could. I used fraps for yeeeeears until I found D3DGear and dropped it immediately. I've recorded quite a lot already and it looks great. Oh and D3Dgear is also WAY less resource intensive.

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