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Open Source Bandicam Screen Recorder Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Bandicam Screen Recorder is OBS Studio. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Bandicam Screen Recorder and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Bandicam Screen Recorder are SimpleScreenRecorder, VokoscreenNG, Peek GIF Screen Recorder and CamStudio.

Bandicam Screen Recorder alternatives are mainly Screen Recorders but may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Bandicam Screen Recorder.
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  • Windows

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  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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    has all the necessary functions for recording and streaming

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    It is open source so there aren't any locked feature, and even you have more control on your video (config) than the premium version of Bandicam.

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    it's free and works for mac

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    OBS can only record limited resolutions

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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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    I find it very easy to use and use-friendly. It does exactly what it says in its title.

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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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    Most users think VokoscreenNG is a great alternative to Bandicam Screen Recorder.
  4. Simple animated Gif screen recorder for Linux. Open-source. Provides an easy to install Ubuntu deb package.

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    CamStudio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

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

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    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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    You can configure the speakers just like Bandicam, it shows mouse clicks in recordings just like Bandicam does, and it has a simpled interface like Bandicam too.

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  6. 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.

    Discontinued

    The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

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    ScreenCam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    ScreenCam is a free and open-source Android app to record screen using native API and without root. It can record sound from the speaker and is configurable, letting you change the recording format and location of save files among other options.

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  8. 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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    Screencast Capture Lite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Accord.NET Framework

    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.

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  10. Deepin Screen Recorder is a screen recorder tool, it supports to save the recorded screens as gif or mp4 format. It can select the recorded window automatically or manually by selecting the area.

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