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 8/16/2015
    • Fraps does not offer the ability to send the video stream to a distant server.
      Guest 8/11/2015
  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

    • Lots of live-streamers use both XSplit and OBS to achieve the same goal
      Guest 8/4/2015
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Screencastify icon


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

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Action! icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

  • Wirecast icon


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

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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


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

    Open Source Android

  • 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 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

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  • Snowmix icon


    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

  • Gameshow icon


    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

  • PlayClaw icon


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

    Freemium Windows

  • Screenflick icon


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

    Commercial Mac

  • vMix icon


    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

  • Cameleon icon


    Live video streaming and YouTube live streaming. Cameleon is the broadcaster software for free video streaming and YouTube Live...

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

  • DVSwitch

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

    Open Source 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


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

    Commercial Mac

  • SHU icon


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

    Free macOS Windows Linux

  • Kap icon


    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

    Easily create video recordings of your screen. Record and share your videos in just a couple of clicks.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

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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.


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!!!


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!


Linux version? -1 Helpful

Comment by Flexico
about Open Broadcaster Software Mar 2015

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


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.