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    CamStudio Alternatives for Linux

    CamStudio 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 100 alternatives to CamStudio and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to CamStudio 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 May 15, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    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. 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


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


      The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

    6. recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version,, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    7. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK.
    8. 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.


      Last update is from mid-2015.

    9. With over 5 million installs, Screencastify is the most popular screen recorder extension for Google Chrome.
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