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Captura Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Captura for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 Captura and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Captura are ShareX, FastStone Capture, VokoscreenNG and Camtasia Studio.

Captura 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 Captura.
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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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    Almost everyone thinks OBS Studio is a great alternative to Captura.
    POX

    Great software if you're looking for an alternative to Captura that also works on macOS and Linux. The main difference is that you can also stream videos with OBS while Captura can only record your screen.

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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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableShareX is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableShareX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeShareX supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ Full-page ScreenshotShareX can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
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    Both made for capturing system desktop to video.

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  3. A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.

    ⚫︎ LightweightFastStone Capture consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableFastStone Capture can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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. 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.

    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenCamtasia Studio supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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  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.

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    Top quality recordings, and an easy-to-use interface

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  7. 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...

    ⚫︎ LightweightAction! consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations.

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    CamStudio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

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

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.7 r316, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    As described on VirusTotal comment (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/1ddb733efb11769a05cc735d555e9a4df92c4cdf29fa47ea3864e57e67dcf884/analysis/1411383540/): if you download CamStudio from SourceForge.net, the VirusTotal results are 0/53. After installing this SF version, it immediately says that there is an update available. When the link is clicked, it takes you to camstudio.org, which has a zip file that, scanned with VirusTotal, gives you 15/53 result. So do NOT download and install the "update": it's a malware. Installer as of 09/22/2014.

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  10. See screenshots, read the latest customer reviews, and compare ratings for Game bar.

    ⚫︎ Achievements SupportedXbox Game Bar offers the possibility of unlocking achievements through completing challenges.
    ⚫︎ Custom overlaysXbox Game Bar allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableXbox Game Bar is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsXbox Game Bar can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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