Istanbul is described as 'desktop session recorder for the Free Desktop. It records your session into an Ogg Theora video file' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Istanbul for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Steam, Online / Web-based and Linux. The best alternative is Camtasia Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Bandicam Screen Recorder or CamStudio. Other great apps like Istanbul are Action! (Paid), Loom (Freemium), ScreenFlow (Paid) and recordMyDesktop (Free, Open Source).
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- 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 101 alternatives to Bandicam Screen Recorder
- Freemium • Proprietary
- Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. View 122 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
- recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task. View 92 alternatives to recordMyDesktop
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.3.8.1, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
- Free • Open Source
- Free Screen Video Recorder is a compact, yet full-featured screen video recorder and screenshot capture tool that allows you to easily record screen activities and capture... View 138 alternatives to Free Screen Video Recorder
- Free • Proprietary