OBS Studio Alternatives

    Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a rare gem in the world of screen recording and streaming. Besides being free and open source, it works the same across all desktop platforms.

    OBS is probably used most often for live streaming. Other apps with similar streaming features can be filtered with the live-streaming tag or with the live-broadcasting feature.

    It's also one of the most heavily used tools for simple screen recording. Alternative screen recorders can be filtered with the screen-recorder feature.

    Most alternatives are freemium or commercial apps. Similar free apps can be found with the open-source license filter.

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. Icecream Screen recorder is a screen recorder that can both record screen and take screenshots. The program records video, system sounds and the microphone audio.
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    2. Screencast Capture Lite is a tool to continuously capture the desktop screen, storing this information in video files. The application supports recording from the primary screen, from a chosen window or from a fixed region.

      Discontinued

      Latest commit to the project was made on Nov 25, 2017. And latest version was released on Sep 16, 2016.



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Snowmix is a video mixer tool for mixing live and recorded video and audio feeds. It supports clipping, scaling and transparent overlay of video, png graphics and text.
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    3. Free version Records up to 15 minutes, premium is $20/year or $48/year depending on features (as of January 2020).

      Warning

      Opswat Scanned And Detected 4 Trojans on this software. VirusTotal shows 2 potential concerns.
      https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/92683ed33f8df8f6255300a71bf5c4a55d414bf1b7415aa8337dd8953128a2c2/detection

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    4. Mishira is a personal audiovisual production tool used for editing and broadcasting live video over the internet that has been specifically designed for people who play video games.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer in development. Last version, 1.0.0, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.



      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      oCam is a video recording program that can record video to be played on the monitor via your PC. It can record effectively many internet video including online game using a variety of formats by unlimited length advantages.

      Bundleware

      http://m.majorgeeks.com/news/story/ocam_removed_and_blacklisted_due_to_malwarepopupsnags_and_more.html

      It installs something called BRTSvc, a known crypto miner. This will use your computer resources and slow your computer down.

      Also see https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/c41a0af867b53bb0fcc1e37473e6dc7edad6bd05d18cc08dbe27e05fafa37ffc/detection

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    5. XSplit VCam makes cutting edge background removal and blurring possible with any webcam, without the need for expensive green screens, and complicated lighting setups.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      Wirecast software lets you produce professional-looking live events with just a camera, an internet connection and a computer.
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    6. Take control of your gaming activities—such as screenshots, capturing clips, and streaming—by pressing Win+G on your keyboard.
    7. ShadowPlay is a graphics-accelerated overlay to record and share high-quality gameplay videos, screenshots, and livestreams.
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