Open Source Free Screen Video Recorder Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Free Screen Video Recorder 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 Free Screen Video Recorder and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Free Screen Video Recorder are ShareX (Free, Open Source), Greenshot (Freemium, Open Source), SimpleScreenRecorder (Free, Open Source) and Spectacle (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

    1. This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active window or a selected region.
    2. The free and open source and cross platform screen sharing software.

      Discontinued

      According to the main developer's website this application has been discontinued. See https://arsenarsen.com/

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    3. is a screenshot application for the KDE desktop environment.

      Discontinued

      Spectacle replaced KSnapshot with the release of KDE Applications 15.12 in December 2015. (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSnapshot)

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      Allows you to take a screenshot of a given browser page, or a specific region of it and save it to a file, clipboard or Picozu Image Editor.
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    4. 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.



    5. * Take a screenshot * Edit it with various tools (like draw with pen, add shapes, select area, cut, copy, paste, add text, etc.) * Save image or * Upload image to various online hosting sites

      Discontinued

      Official Google code page seems abandoned. Last update from Oct 12, 2013.

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    6. ScreenStudio is an easy screen recording that will let you create screencast or live streaming of your desktop. It does support multiple desktops, multiple webcams and text labels.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Is a simple tool to capture short video clip + loopback audio (speaker sound) from your screen pixels and speaker waves. VClip can output to many format (MP4, WEBM, OGG, AVI, GIF), and comes with 3 fps options (15,25,30).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Taksi is a utility that allows you to take screenshots and record video clips of your favourite games and other 3D-graphics applications. Inspired by Fraps .

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last stable version, 0.7.6, was released in June 2006, and last beta version, 0.7.7.9, in July 2010. They can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    7. There exist a lot of screen recorders, but all lack the speed for doing some full screen recording. The speed is just to low or cpu to high. Online compression can only be done with some real-time disk eating codecs.... Even the 300$ cam... studio is slow.

      Discontinued

      Download and source code links are broken, seems abandoned.

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