Alternatives to Fraps for all platforms with any license





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  • 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 Discontinued Warning

    Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. Simple...

    Open Source Windows

  • Bandicam icon


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

    Freemium Windows

  • SimpleScreenRecorder icon


    SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based...

    Open Source Linux GitHub

  • MSI Afterburner icon

    MSI Afterburner

    Tool to manage GeForce video cards. Shows video card stats (temp, GPU usage, etc.). Allows overclocking, controlling of fans, etc.

    Free Windows

  • Evolve icon


    Evolve is a desktop app and community for serious gamers. It makes it easy to cast your games on Twitch, share captured screenshots...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

  • Kazam icon


    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...

    Open Source Linux

  • recordMyDesktop icon

    recordMyDesktop Discontinued

    recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • ActivePresenter icon


    ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Action! icon


    Action! allows streaming and real-time recording of Windows desktop in a superb HD video quality.

    Commercial Windows

  • Screencast Capture Lite icon

    Screencast Capture Lite

    Screencast Capture Lite is a tool to continuously capture the desktop screen, storing this information in video files. The application...

    Open Source Windows Accord.NET Framework

  • Debut Video Capture Software icon

    Debut Video Capture Software

    Debut Video Capture allows you to record video from a webcam, video capture device, streaming video, entire desktop or a portion of...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Krut icon


    Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms....

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • FlashBack icon


    Free software which lets you record your screen, add a PIP webcam and select multiple options to export your video to. It will first...

    Freemium Windows

  • Ezvid icon

    Ezvid Warning Bundleware

    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen...

    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...

    Free Windows

  • FFsplit icon

    FFsplit Discontinued

    A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder....

    Free Windows

  • Dxtory icon


    Dxtory is a movie capture tool only for DirextX/OpenGL application. In order to acquire data from Surface Memory directly, It...

    Commercial Windows

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  • TinyTake icon


    TinyTake is a free screen capture software for Microsoft Windows. With TinyTake, you can capture images and videos of your computer...

    Freemium Windows

  • HyperCam icon

    HyperCam Discontinued

    HyperCam v2 is a video capture software that records AVI movies (screencam) directly from your monitor, for software presentations...

    Free Windows

  • D3DGear icon


    D3DGear is very fast video game recording software, game video recorder and video game live stream broadcasting software for PC....

    Commercial Windows

  • glc icon

    glc Discontinued

    OpenGL video capture application. Easy and fast. Totally worth the try.

    Open Source Linux

  • Screen Recorder icon

    Screen Recorder

    Screen Recorder is a free open-source screen recorder software for Windows environment, records specific part of Windows desktop...

    Open Source Windows

  • Microsoft Expression Encoder icon

    Microsoft Expression Encoder Discontinued

    Expression Encoder imports and encodes video files, produces live webcasts, enhances media with watermarks and advertising, and...

    Free Windows

  • UltraVNC Screen Recorder icon

    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...

    Open Source Windows

  • Taksi icon

    Taksi Discontinued

    Taksi is a utility that allows you to take screenshots and record video clips of your favourite games and other 3D-graphics...

    Open Source Windows

  • iSpring Free Cam icon

    iSpring Free Cam

    iSpring Free Cam is free screen recording software for Windows that lets you easily capture all or part of your screen, record your...

    Free 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...

    Open Source Linux GNOME MATE

  • iShowU HD icon

    iShowU HD

    Real time screen recording for your Mac. Want to capture everything on your screen? 3d games bogging down ordinary screen capture...

    Commercial Mac


    LXOSD is an on-screen display (OSD)/overlay for OpenGL applications running on Linux with X11.

    Open Source Linux

  • Screeny icon


    Screeny gives you the freedom to capture your videos or images at any size. You can click & drag to resize the capture area or...

    Commercial Mac

  • ScreenRecord Studio icon

    ScreenRecord Studio

    The all-in-one screen capture production suite. Easily capture on-screen action to a movie from start to finish. It’s the best of both...

    Commercial Mac

  • 321Soft Screen Video Recorder icon

    321Soft Screen Video Recorder

    321Soft Screen Video Recorder is designed to record your computer screen (full screen or a fixed area) into AVI video file for further...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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Fraps Comments


Comment by Anamon
about Fraps Nov 2014

I was planning on buying a license for Fraps, but then I noticed that the last update is from February 2013, which makes me a bit uncertain. Does anybody know about the status and future of the project?

Not that I think the program is in dire need of any improvements or bugfixes. But almost two years without an update is a long time, especially for a program that used to be updated quite regularly (usually at least once a month, and never a gap longer than 6). Also, the last version number "3.5.99" looks like it was supposed to be the last release before a bigger update.

As the price is relatively high, I would hesitate a bit to register a software when maybe I'll soon no longer be able to get any support.


Open Source?

Comment by Artemp
about Fraps Sep 2013

Is there an alternative to Fraps Open Source? Only need to measure the FPS.
Please help.


Very useful but has two problems as far as I am concerned. ...

Comment by bjornhallberg
about Fraps Jun 2011

Very useful but has two problems as far as I am concerned. First, it splits files at 4 GB even on NTFS. Second, I wouldn't mind some compression options for those of us that would like to sacrifice a little CPU to decrease file sizes. Perhaps compression is a pipe dream even on a modern quad-core ... I don't know.