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oCam Alternatives for Linux

oCam 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 100 alternatives to oCam and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to oCam are SimpleScreenRecorder, VokoscreenNG, ScreenRec and Kazam.

oCam 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 oCam.
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  1. OBS Studio icon

    OBS Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • FreeBSD
    144 alternatives to OBS Studio 

    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. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one...

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    1.  Virtual camera outputUse the output from OBS Studio as your webcam's primary video source.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOBS Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Dark ModeOBS Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Transitions EffectsOBS Studio allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    5.  RTMP Live StreamingOBS Studio supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    6.  Multi-streamingWith OBS Studio you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    7.  Live Video EffectsOBS Studio lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
    8.  Screen SharingYou can use OBS Studio to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    9.  Custom overlaysOBS Studio allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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    Most users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to oCam.
  2. SimpleScreenRecorder icon

    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.

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    1.  LightweightSimpleScreenRecorder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for GesturesSimpleScreenRecorder supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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  3. VokoscreenNG icon

    VokoscreenNG

    • Windows
    • Linux
    136 alternatives to VokoscreenNG 

    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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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsVokoscreenNG supports the use of multiple displays.
    2.  Ad-freeVokoscreenNG doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  4. ScreenRec icon

    ScreenRec

    • Windows
    • Linux
    109 alternatives to ScreenRec 

    If you spend too much time on email and chat, try sending instant video messages and screenshots with ScreenRec. You'll get your point across faster and save precious hours.

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    1.  LightweightScreenRec consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use ScreenRec to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Full-page ScreenshotScreenRec can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    5.  Ad-freeScreenRec doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  5. Kazam icon

    Kazam

    • Linux
    89 alternatives to Kazam 

    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 format.

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    Discontinued

    The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

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    recordMyDesktop

    • Linux
    • BSD
    100 alternatives to recordMyDesktop 

    recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task. As such, the program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the basic tasks of capturing and encoding and an...

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    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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    chronolapse

    • Windows
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to chronolapse 

    Chronolapse is a tool for creating time lapses and stop motions. It can take screenshots or webcam captures (or both simultaneously) at user defined intervals then help you process them into a video file.

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  8. Deepin Screen Recorder icon

    Deepin Screen Recorder

    • Linux
    • Deepin
    26 alternatives to Deepin Screen Recorder 

    Deepin Screen Recorder is a screen recorder tool, it supports to save the recorded screens as gif or mp4 format. It can select the recorded window automatically or manually by selecting the area. Users just need to start and stop the recording process, and the file will autosave...

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    Kooha

    104 alternatives to Kooha 

    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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    Krut

    • Windows
    • Linux
    74 alternatives to Krut 

    Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms. Krut records movie files, including sound, of selected parts of your screen. The files use the quicktime mov format.

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    1.  PortableKrut can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    Last update is from mid-2015.

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    Krut running on XGL/Compiz (Linux)
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