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    CamStudio is described as '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' and is a very popular Screen Recorder in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to CamStudio for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Google Chrome. Most alternatives are Screen Recorders, Screenshot Capture Tools and Screen Casting Tools. The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CamStudio are ShareX (Free, Open Source), SimpleScreenRecorder (Free, Open Source), Camtasia Studio (Paid) and VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 15, 2022
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    Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular...
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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.
      OBS Studio vs CamStudio opinions
      Most users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to CamStudio.
      Way too complicated for someone simply wanting to record what's on their screen. Doesn't work "out-of-the-box".
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      Free/Open. Reccording works well
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    2. ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to many supported destinations you can choose from.
      Most users think ShareX is a great alternative to CamStudio.

    3. 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.
      SimpleScreenRecorder vs CamStudio opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Included in (Rosa-)Linux Repositories. Easy to install / use.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    4. 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.
      Camtasia Studio vs CamStudio opinions
      Most users think Camtasia Studio is a great alternative to CamStudio.
      You can also Edit your videos, Pause them and more stuff with no problems
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    5. 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.

    6. Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder for Windows that can capture anything on your PC screen. Also, it makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or capture a game that uses the DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan graphic technologies.
    7. Simple animated Gif screen recorder for Linux. Open-source. Provides an easy to install Ubuntu deb package.
    8. 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.


      The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

    9. 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...
    10. ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations.
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