Bandicam Screen Recorder Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Bandicam Screen Recorder for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative 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 Bandicam Screen Recorder and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Bandicam Screen Recorder are Camtasia Studio (Paid), VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source), MSI Afterburner (Free) and CamStudio (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 19, 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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      OBS Studio vs Bandicam Screen Recorder opinions
      Almost everyone thinks OBS Studio is a great alternative to Bandicam Screen Recorder.
      cdcsdces has all the necessary functions for recording and streaming
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      it's free and works for mac
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      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.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      roshad87a9 OBS can only record limited resolutions
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

    2. Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.
      Most users think Camtasia Studio is a great alternative to Bandicam Screen Recorder.

    3. VokscreenNG 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. A powerful overclocking tool for your graphics card, which also includes screen capture and video capture tools, plus overlays. Has a lower FPS hit than Fraps, and offers the same functionality. The beta versions include audio streams alongside the video capture.
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      MSI Afterburner vs Bandicam Screen Recorder opinions
      This alternative is disputed. MSI Afterburner is still a legitimate alternative to Bandicam Screen Recorder, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Danilo_Venom MSI Afterburner, in addition to overclocking video cards, can also make video recordings
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      It's not a screen recorder it's a gpu overclocker
      Top negative comment  3 months ago

      Eh its not a screenrecorder...
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      You Couldn't Record Videos.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      it doesnt even record videos
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      It's not for screen recording.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    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.


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


      As described on VirusTotal comment ( if you download CamStudio from, 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, 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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      CamStudio vs Bandicam Screen Recorder opinions
      Some users think CamStudio is a great alternative to Bandicam Screen Recorder, some don't.
      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.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago


    6. Action! allows real-time recording/capture of Windows Aero desktop in a superb HD video quality. With Action! you can record web player videos, your gameplay, display game framerates, add live audio commentary to create high quality tutorials, record music, capture screenshots...
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      Most users think Action! is a great alternative to Bandicam Screen Recorder.
    7. ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • iPhone
      • Google Chrome
      Easy and free screen recorder for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks. Record your camera and screen with audio directly from your Chrome browser and share the video with your team, friends, and family.
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    8. Free software which lets you record your screen, add a PIP webcam and select multiple options to export your video to. It will first store a lossless proprietary file which you can review frame by frame and then easily experiment with the output options to select best suited.
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    9. Icecream Screen recorder is a screen recorder that can both record screen and take screenshots. The program records video, system sounds and the microphone audio.
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