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. SimpleCap is a quick, easy and powerful Screenshot utility that runs on menubar. Pre-defined custom areas are indispensable to make consistent images of changing content.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.2, released in July 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub

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    2. Istanbul is a desktop session recorder for the Free Desktop. It records your session into an Ogg Theora video file. To start the recording, you click on its icon in the notification area. To stop you click its icon again. It works on GNOME, KDE, XFCE and others.
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    3. Easily upload screenshot or files to FTP server and copy its URL address to clipboard.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      GNOME Screenshot is a utility used in the GNOME desktop environment for taking screenshots. It was part of the GNOME Utilities (gnome-utils) package, but was split into its own package for the 3.3.1 version in 2011.
    4. A small tool to capture things going on on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video similar to tools such as Lotus ScreenCam or Camtasia.

      Discontinued

      The latest release was the 2009-07-14
      https://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/files/xvidcap/



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Other than being an uploading tool for Imgur, it also allows you to take screenshots and perform simple editing functions on them. You can capture the complete screen or a selected region of your screen.
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    5. Quick Screen Recorder is a lightweight desktop screen recorder for Windows, built on top of WinForms (C#).
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK.
    6. CleanShot is a portable Windows app for taking screenshots, recording videos, and more.
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