Nvidia ShadowPlay Alternatives for Linux

    Nvidia ShadowPlay is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Nvidia ShadowPlay and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Nvidia ShadowPlay are VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source), Peek GIF Screen Recorder (Free, Open Source), recordMyDesktop (Free, Open Source) and Kooha (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 18, 2021

    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.
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      Most users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to Nvidia ShadowPlay.
      Too complaicated, missing feature, can't record some games due to graphics API or anti-cheat compatibility errors unlike Shadowplay which records everything. Also has no proper suport for on the fly screen resolution changes
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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    2. 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.
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    3. Simple animated Gif screen recorder for Linux. Open-source. Provides an easy to install Ubuntu deb package.
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    4. 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.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK.


    5. With over 5 million installs, Screencastify is the most popular screen recorder extension for Google Chrome. First, choose what you want to record. You have 3 options - your current browser tab, entire desktop, or just your webcam.
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    6. ScreenStudio is an easy screen recording that will let you create screencast or live streaming of your desktop. It does support multiple desktops, multiple webcams and text labels.
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    7. 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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    8. Gamecaster is a graphical user interface for open source framework 'glc'. It can capture real time footage of any game that uses ALSA for sound and OpenGL for drawing. Gamecaster can also encode any captured .glc file into webm video format.

      Discontinued

      last version 0.3 and released 2012

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    9. ffscreencast is an ffmpeg screencast/desktop-recording tool for the command-line with video overlay and multi monitor support.
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