recordMyDesktop is described as 'desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task' and is a popular app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to recordMyDesktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, the Web and Google Chrome. The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like recordMyDesktop are SimpleScreenRecorder (Free, Open Source), Camtasia Studio (Paid), Bandicam Screen Recorder (Freemium) and VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source).
- 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. View 100 alternatives to Bandicam Screen Recorder
- Freemium • Proprietary
- 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... View 79 alternatives to Kazam
- Free • Open Source
Kazam vs recordMyDesktopIt is unfortunate that I cannot include a video here to show the difference between Kazam and RecordMyDesktop. Kazam is easier, faster at encoding, and simply works. In contrast, RecordMyDesktop is very time consuming (especially at the encoding process) and the video is not worth the time to wait for it to simply save the file. If Kazam didn't exist, I just don't know what I'd do.
- Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. View 121 alternatives to CamStudio
The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.7 r316, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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.
- Free • Open Source