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Open Source CamStudio Alternatives

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

CamStudio 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 CamStudio.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
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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.

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    Free/Open. Reccording works well

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    Way too complicated for someone simply wanting to record what's on their screen. Doesn't work "out-of-the-box".

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  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.

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    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.

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    Included in (Rosa-)Linux Repositories. Easy to install / use.

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  4. 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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  5. Simple animated Gif screen recorder for Linux. Open-source. Provides an easy to install Ubuntu deb package.

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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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