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    Camtasia Studio

    Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    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

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    Fraps Discontinued

    Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. In its current form...

    Freemium Windows

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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...

    Open Source Linux GitHub

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    Bandicam

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

    Freemium Windows

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    QuickTime Player

    Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings...

    Freemium Mac

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    ScreenFlow

    Capture the contents of your entire desktop at the same time as your video camera, microphone and computer's audio. Sophisticated...

    Commercial Mac

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    Wink Discontinued

    Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for...

    Free Windows Linux

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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...

    Open Source Linux

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    ActivePresenter

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

    Freemium Mac Windows

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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...

    Open Source Windows Accord.NET Framework

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    oCam

    oCam is very simple and easy "Screen Recorder" and "Screen Capture". Requirements: XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 /...

    Free Windows

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    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

    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

  • Screencast-O-Matic icon

    Screencast-O-Matic

    Screencast-O-Matic is the original free and easy way to create a video recording of your screen (aka screencast) and upload it for...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

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    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

  • Action! icon

    Action!

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

    Commercial Windows

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    TinyTake

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

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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

  • Icecream Screen Recorder icon

    Icecream Screen Recorder

    Icecream Screen recorder is a screen recorder that can both record screen and take screenshots. The program records video, system...

    Freemium Windows

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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...

    Open Source Windows

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    HyperCam Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

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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...

    Open Source Windows

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    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

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    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

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    VokoScreen

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

    Open Source Linux

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    glc Discontinued

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

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

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    Instant Demo

    Quick and easy screen recording software for demonstrations and tutorials. Audio and video desktop screen recording as Flash movies. ...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    JShot

    JShot is a free and multiplatform screen capture and uploader utility which allows you to capture and annotate a part of your screen...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    PresentationTube

    PresentationTube Recorder helps you to record and share quality video presentations in a new way. The video recorder allows you to...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

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    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

  • Rylstim Screen Recorder icon

    Rylstim Screen Recorder

    A light application for instant recording of events happening on the monitor and saving that to an AVI file at high quality. Rylstim...

    Free Windows

  • Openvid icon

    Openvid

    Seamlessly record your screen, microphone and front-facing camera of any website.

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome

recordMyDesktop Comments

Creates broken OGG files

Comment by baitisj
about recordMyDesktop and SimpleScreenRecorder Jul 2015

Unfortunately, this utility seems to create broken OGG video files with incorrect keyframes on my system. A simple fix is to use mencoder to convert and re-index the file:

mencoder -idx desktop_recording.ogv -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -o fixed.avi

I've heard that simplescreenrecorder is a good alternative, but no binaries are readily available on my platform (yet).

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Suitable for the job

Comment by Sabun
about recordMyDesktop Sep 2012

A good app.

It is truly capable of recording a section of the screen, fullscreen or follow the mouse. However, recording games is tricky. The only way you're going to get synchronized sound with video is by using another application for sound. Like outRec or Audacity (For mic).

Alas, the biggest let down of this app is it's inability to record games in fullscreen OR have synchronized video+audio. Its great just for video, not so much audio. Heard that FFmpeg is great, problem is that it's completely CLI oriented plus scarce tutorials/guides makes it hard to learn.

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I haven't used gtkRecordMyDesktop much, but the few times I ...

Comment by mlms13
about recordMyDesktop Jun 2011

I haven't used gtkRecordMyDesktop much, but the few times I have, it has done a great job. I'm wondering, though, is there any way to show mouse clicks while recording the desktop? I don't have it in front of me right now to look at the options.

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Since I am on Ubuntu this is the only screen recorder I kno ...

Comment by Aaron
about recordMyDesktop Jun 2011

Since I am on Ubuntu this is the only screen recorder I know of, but it does a wonderful job. You have to play with the settings though to get it to a quality that you like, but after that it does great.

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