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Open Source Fraps Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Fraps is OBS Studio. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Fraps and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Fraps are ShareX, SimpleScreenRecorder, VokoscreenNG and Peek GIF Screen Recorder.

Fraps 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 Fraps.
This page was last updated Aug 14, 2021
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. In its...

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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 Fraps opinions
    Most users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to Fraps.
    Shujin

    It can record and stream video in games, applications, and on the desktop.

    Top positive comment  almost 7 years ago
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    Very nice, for free, opensource

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    OBS is first and for most a Live Streaming Software. While it is far more flexible it does not come with the ease of use a dedicated screen recorder does.

    Negative comment about 4 years ago
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    5

    OBS support screen or individual window recording, just like Fraps

    Positive comment almost 7 years ago
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    2

    While the primary function of OBS is broadcasting, it can be used (albeit with a little difficulty) as a screen recorder.

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    0

    Does the same + streaming

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    0

    Not a 'complete' alternative tough

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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.



  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 Fraps opinions
    Almost everyone thinks SimpleScreenRecorder is a great alternative to Fraps.
    ab1

    Relatively simple and also functional

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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    0

    Very low impact on CPU and RAM It occupies very few MB for the creation of video (with standard settings - 2 min. lenght = 10 MB approximately) Easy to use and configure

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    1

    Simple, very lightweight footprint on CPU, OpenSource (need else?)

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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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.

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



  6. A Vulkan and OpenGL overlay for monitoring FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load and more. Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/Gj5YmBb - flightlessmango/MangoHud

    MangoHUD vs Fraps opinions
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    ab1

    Far more useful than FRAPS

    Positive comment 11 months ago
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  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    Discontinued

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

    Warning

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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