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 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to FlashBack are SimpleScreenRecorder (Free, Open Source), VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source), Peek GIF Screen Recorder (Free, Open Source) and Kazam (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 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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      designed more for broadcasting than screen recording
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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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. Simple animated Gif screen recorder for Linux. Open-source. Provides an easy to install Ubuntu deb package.
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    5. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc).
    6. 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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    7. With over 5 million installs, Screencastify is the most popular screen recorder extension for Google Chrome. First, choose what you want to record. You have 3 options - your current browser tab, entire desktop, or just your webcam.
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    8. 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.

      Discontinued

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

    9. 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.

      Discontinued

      last version 0.3 and released 2012

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