Alternatives to Open Broadcaster Software for all platforms with any license

  • Camtasia Studio icon

    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

  • Fraps icon

    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

    • Can record local game footage just like OBS, difference being lossy and lossless
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Fraps does not offer the ability to send the video stream to a distant server.
      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...

    Open Source Linux

    • SimpleScreenRecorder can record and live stream similar to Open Broadcaster Software
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Although it has not OBS's feature set, it does allow streaming to Twitch and Youtube.
      Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    XSplit Broadcaster

    XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application designed to make your multimedia broadcasting and recording a lot easier and more fun to...

    Freemium Windows

    • Lots of live-streamers use both XSplit and OBS to achieve the same goal
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Kazam icon

    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

  • 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

  • Action! icon

    Action!

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Mishira icon

    Mishira Discontinued

    Mishira is a personal audiovisual production tool used for editing and broadcasting live video over the internet that has been...

    Open Source Windows

  • Livestream icon

    Livestream

    A video live streaming platform that allows it's customers to broadcast live video content online, and viewers to play the content...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad tvOS

  • Screencastify icon

    Screencastify

    Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome

  • 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...

    Free Mac 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

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    Wirecast

    Wirecast software lets you produce professional-looking live events with just a camera, an internet connection and a computer. Stream...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • D3DGear icon

    D3DGear

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

    Commercial 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

  • 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

  • Telecine icon

    Telecine

    Capture full resolution videos directly on your phone. No more recording controls cluttering up the video or USB debugging...

    Open Source Android

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  • 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

  • Datarhei/Restreamer icon

    Datarhei/Restreamer

    Datarhei/Restreamer offers smart free video streaming in real time. Stream H.264 video of IP cameras live to your website. Upload your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted GitHub

  • Gameshow icon

    Gameshow

    Game streaming software featuring templates, dynamic editing, and support for Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

    Freemium 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • DVSwitch

    DVswitch is a digital video mixer intended for interactive live mixing of several incoming DV video streams. It was originally...

    Open Source Linux

  • Screenflick icon

    Screenflick

    Screenflick features high performance screen capturing for smooth, fluid motion up to 60 fps. Screenflick can record any portion of...

    Commercial Mac

  • PlayClaw icon

    PlayClaw

    The amazing PlayClaw video capture tool gives customers incredible power! PlayClaw has been designed to make full use of...

    Freemium Windows

  • vMix icon

    vMix

    vMix is a Software Video Mixer and Switcher that utilises the latest advances in computer hardware to provide live HD video mixing, a...

    Freemium Windows

  • Snapz Pro X icon

    Snapz Pro X

    Snapz Pro X allows you to effortlessly record anything on your screen, saving it as a QuickTime® movie or screenshot that can be...

    Commercial Mac

  • Live Broadcaster - Cameleon icon

    Live Broadcaster - Cameleon

    Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Live Broadcaster apps for iPhone, iPad. Mac, Windows live broadcaster software. Supports Facebook live...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad tvOS

  • Snowmix icon

    Snowmix

    Snowmix is a video mixer tool for mixing live and recorded video and audio feeds. It supports clipping, scaling and transparent...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • iShowU Instant icon

    iShowU Instant

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

    Commercial Mac

  • Claquette icon

    Claquette

    Record your Mac's screen, video from an attached camera and microphone input.

    Commercial Mac

  • SHU icon

    SHU

    Record and share last 30 seconds of your gameplay with one button. For free, without any limits.

    Free macOS Windows Linux

  • Kap icon

    Kap

    Kap is an open-source screen recorder built with Electron / Atom Shell and designed to be easy to use but extensible.

    Open Source Mac Electron / Atom Shell GitHub

  • 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

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

Open Broadcaster Software Comments

Powerful and a bit clunky

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Open Broadcaster Software May 2016

Open Broadcaster Software (studio) is a bit clunky, but very powerfull piece of software for live streaming.

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Didn't work for me

Negative Comment by Siem
about Open Broadcaster Software Apr 2016

It's a hell of a job to get it working. On one PC we did it, on the next PC: no way. What a waste of time this was!!!

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Great streaming software

Positive Comment by pamilacurtis
about Open Broadcaster Software Jan 2016

Have used OBS many times to stream to Twitch, and also use it for recording videos to post later to YouTube. Initial setup can be a bit daunting, but once that's done it's a great software, not to mention free!

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Linux version? -1 Helpful

Comment by Flexico
about Open Broadcaster Software Mar 2015

I was told by AlternativeTo.com that this was a good Fraps alternative for Linux, but there isn't a Linux version (or even a Windows version) available to download. :(

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The best streaming software out there...and free!

Positive Comment by dodgepong
about Open Broadcaster Software and XSplit Broadcaster Jan 2013

OBS is without a doubt the best streaming software on the market, and it's great that it's free and open source. It has low resource usage, it has lots of great features, and is extremely versatile. I used to use Xsplit, but after trying OBS once I left it in the dust for good. Definitely give this one a shot.

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