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Istanbul is described as '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' 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, Online / Web-based, Linux and SaaS. 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!, Loom, ScreenFlow and recordMyDesktop.

Istanbul 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 Istanbul.
This page was last updated Dec 24, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • GNOME
  • MATE

Istanbul is a desktop session recorder for the Free Desktop. It records your session into an Ogg Theora video file. To...

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  1. Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.

  2. 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.



  3. 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.

  4. Action! allows real-time recording/capture of Windows Aero desktop in a superb HD video quality. With Action! you can record web player videos, your gameplay, display game framerates, add live audio commentary to create high quality tutorials, record music, capture screenshots...

  5. Loom

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Google Chrome

    Easy and free screen recorder for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks. Record your camera and screen with audio directly from your Chrome browser and share the video with your team, friends, and family.



  6. Capture the contents of your entire desktop at the same time as your video camera, microphone and computer's audio. Sophisticated editing tools allow you to create incredible screencasts in no time.

  7. 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.

  8. ShadowPlay is a graphics-accelerated overlay to record and share high-quality gameplay videos, screenshots, and livestreams.

  9. VSDC Free Screen Recorder is an easy-to-use lightweight screen recorder software that lets you capture your PC screen and save it in the MP4 format. It lets you capture the entire desktop screen, a selected area or even a videogame window of any resolution.

  10. Kooha

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK. It allows you to record your screen and also audio from your microphone or desktop.

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