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FlashBack Alternatives for Linux

FlashBack is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux 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 FlashBack and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to FlashBack are SimpleScreenRecorder, VokoscreenNG, Peek GIF Screen Recorder and ScreenRec.

FlashBack 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 FlashBack.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Virtual camera outputUse the output from OBS Studio as your webcam's primary video source.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableOBS Studio is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOBS Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeOBS Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ RTMP Live StreamingOBS Studio supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    ⚫︎ Transitions EffectsOBS Studio allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    ⚫︎ Multi-streamingWith OBS Studio you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Live Video EffectsOBS Studio lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
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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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSimpleScreenRecorder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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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. Simple animated Gif screen recorder for Linux. Open-source. Provides an easy to install Ubuntu deb package.

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    ScreenRec

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    If you spend too much time on email and chat, try sending instant video messages and screenshots with ScreenRec. You'll get your point across faster and save precious hours.

    ⚫︎ LightweightScreenRec consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ Full-page ScreenshotScreenRec can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
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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.

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    Discontinued

    The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

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    Kooha

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK. It allows you to record your screen and also audio from your microphone or desktop.

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    Krut

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableKrut can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Last update is from mid-2015.

    The current user interface (Windows XP)
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    xvidcap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A small tool to capture things going on on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video similar to tools such as Lotus ScreenCam or Camtasia.

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    Discontinued

    The latest release was the 2009-07-14https://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/files/xvidcap/

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    Gamecaster

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Gamecaster is a graphical user interface for open source framework 'glc'. It can capture real time footage of any game that uses ALSA for sound and OpenGL for drawing. Gamecaster can also encode any captured .glc file into webm video format.

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    Discontinued

    last version 0.3 and released 2012

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