Open Source ActivePresenter Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to ActivePresenter is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ActivePresenter and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to ActivePresenter are SimpleScreenRecorder (Free, Open Source), VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source), Kazam (Free, Open Source) and CamStudio (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

    1. OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux.
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      almost similar with less usage of system resourses and is faster and more user friendly and with tons of extra features
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      LesterCovax Free, highly customizable/extensible (with slight learning curve), open source, low resource usage, NDI support via plugin, lots of other plugins or you can create your own.
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    2. 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 the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications directly.
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    3. VokoscreenNG is a user friendly screencaster for Linux and Windows. It is a continuation of the now discontinued Vokoscreen project that has been totally rewritten from scratch using Qt and GStreamer.
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    4. 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 VP8/WebM video format.
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    5. 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 AVI or export as swf.

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

      Discontinued

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

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    7. Screencast Capture Lite is a tool to continuously capture the desktop screen, storing this information in video files. The application supports recording from the primary screen, from a chosen window or from a fixed region.

      Discontinued

      Latest commit to the project was made on Nov 25, 2017. And latest version was released on Sep 16, 2016.

    8. Mishira is a personal audiovisual production tool used for editing and broadcasting live video over the internet that has been specifically designed for people who play video games.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer in development. Last version, 1.0.0, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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      • Linux
      Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK.
    9. 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, including sound, of selected parts of your screen. The files use the quicktime mov format.

      Discontinued

      Last update is from mid-2015.

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