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ffscreencast is described as 'ffmpeg screencast/desktop-recording tool for the command-line with video overlay and multi monitor support' and is a Screen Recorder in the video & movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to ffscreencast for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ffscreencast are SimpleScreenRecorder, VokoscreenNG, Bandicam and Camtasia Studio.

ffscreencast 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 ffscreencast.
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  1. OBS Studio icon

    OBS Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • FreeBSD
    144 alternatives to OBS Studio 

    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. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one...

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    1.  Virtual camera outputUse the output from OBS Studio as your webcam's primary video source.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOBS Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Dark ModeOBS Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Transitions EffectsOBS Studio allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    5.  RTMP Live StreamingOBS Studio supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    6.  Multi-streamingWith OBS Studio you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    7.  Live Video EffectsOBS Studio lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
    8.  Screen SharingYou can use OBS Studio to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    9.  Custom overlaysOBS Studio allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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  2. SimpleScreenRecorder icon

    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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    1.  LightweightSimpleScreenRecorder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for GesturesSimpleScreenRecorder supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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  3. VokoscreenNG icon

    VokoscreenNG

    • Windows
    • Linux
    136 alternatives to VokoscreenNG 

    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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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsVokoscreenNG supports the use of multiple displays.
    2.  Ad-freeVokoscreenNG doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  4. Bandicam icon

    Bandicam

    • Windows
    119 alternatives to Bandicam 

    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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    1.  Works OfflineBandicam can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenBandicam supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  LightweightBandicam consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Screen Recording Mode allows you to record everything on your computer screen and draw lines, boxes, or highlights while recording.
  5. Camtasia Studio icon

    Camtasia Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    196 alternatives to Camtasia Studio 

    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.

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    Camtasia Studio 9


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    Streamlabs Desktop

    • Mac
    • Windows
    25 alternatives to Streamlabs Desktop 

    Streamlabs Desktop is all you need for streaming! Our developers have combined a streamer's essentials like video preview, dashboard, and chat windows in one app with better video quality and lower CPU usage.

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    1.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenStreamlabs Desktop supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    2.  Live Video EffectsStreamlabs Desktop lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
    3.  Multi-streamingWith Streamlabs Desktop you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    4.  Custom overlaysStreamlabs Desktop allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
    5.  RTMP Live StreamingStreamlabs Desktop supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    7.  Dark ModeStreamlabs Desktop supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    ScreenRec

    • Windows
    • Linux
    109 alternatives to ScreenRec 

    If you spend too much time on email and chat, try sending instant video messages and screenshots with ScreenRec. You'll get your point across faster and save precious hours.

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    1.  LightweightScreenRec consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use ScreenRec to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Full-page ScreenshotScreenRec can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    5.  Ad-freeScreenRec doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  8. Peek GIF Screen Recorder icon

    Peek GIF Screen Recorder

    • Linux
    • Ubuntu
    • FLATHUB
    34 alternatives to Peek GIF Screen Recorder 

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

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    ActivePresenter

    • Mac
    • Windows
    105 alternatives to ActivePresenter 

    ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations. With the full-featured editor, ActivePresenter allows you to edit audio/video, tweak the look and feel of content, and define the branched...

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    Kazam

    • Linux
    89 alternatives to Kazam 

    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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    Discontinued

    The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

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