Alternatives to Fraps for all platforms with Open Source 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

    • OBS support screen or individual window recording, just like Fraps Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • It can record and stream video in games, applications, and on the desktop. ShujinAug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • While the primary function of OBS is broadcasting, it can be used (albeit with a little difficulty) as a screen recorder. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    SimpleScreenRecorder

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

    Open Source Linux

    • Very low impact on CPU and RAM It occupies very few MB for the creation of video (with standard settings - 2 min. lenght = 10 MB approximately) Easy to use and configure Guest • 9 days ago 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...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.7 r316, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
    • 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...

    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...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.3.8.1, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Krut icon

    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...

    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...

    Open Source Windows

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  • VokoScreen icon

    VokoScreen

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

    Open Source Linux

  • glc icon

    glc

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

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.5.8, released in May 2008, can be still downloaded from GitHub. Latest commit dates back to July 2013.
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    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...

    Open Source Windows

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    • 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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  • GLXOSD

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

    Open Source Linux

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