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    Kazam Alternatives

    Kazam is described as '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 format' and is a popular Screen Recorder in the video & movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Kazam for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kazam are SimpleScreenRecorder, Camtasia Studio, VokoscreenNG and Bandicam Screen Recorder.

    Kazam is mainly a Screen Recorder but alternatives to it 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 Kazam.
    This page was last updated Apr 5, 2022
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    Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be...
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    1. OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux.
      OBS Studio vs Kazam opinions
      Most users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to Kazam.
      You can also make streamings.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    2. SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based graphical user interface. It can record the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications directly.

    3. 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.
      Camtasia Studio vs Kazam opinions
      Some users think Camtasia Studio is a great alternative to Kazam, some don't.
      super integration w/tools, workflows, and cloud uploads (youtube, etc) plus captioning to ensure access to all, etc.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      kazam = linux only camtasia = windows and mac only
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

    4. VokoscreenNG is a user friendly screencaster for Linux and Windows. It is a continuation of the now discontinued Vokoscreen project that has been totally rewritten from scratch using Qt and GStreamer.
      VokoscreenNG vs Kazam opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Less choice for output format but does the job. Allows webcam cast.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    5. 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.

    6. 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...
    7. 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.


      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 ( if you download CamStudio from, 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, 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.

      Some users think CamStudio is a great alternative to Kazam, some don't.
    8. An open-source screen recorder built with web technology.
    9. ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations.
    10. XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application designed to make your multimedia broadcasting and recording a lot easier and more fun to do.
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