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. CyberLink YouCam delivers the functionality of a complete live video studio, to take full advantage of your webcam. It comes with face beautifier tools, over 200 fun effects for video chats and recordings, and a full set of capture tools.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      Loola TV is a live streaming platform enabling live streaming directly from your browser (desktop and mobile) to multiple social networks and mobile apps.


    2. 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.
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    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 OBS Studio opinions
      Some users think Camtasia Studio is a great alternative to OBS Studio, some don't.
      Camtasia isn't for live broadcast.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    4. Ultimate screen recorder software for making video tutorials, product demos, YouTube videos, and game recording. Screenbits allows you to easily record anything on the screen and save it into high quality compressed video files.
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    5. Lightstream is a powerful, live-streaming studio that runs through your browser so you can stream shows from any internet connected computer with the utmost simplicity.
    6. D3DGear is very fast video game recording software, game video recorder and video game live stream broadcasting software for PC. D3DGear video game recording and broadcasting performance and quality are superior among other game video recorder programs.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK.
    7. Melon is the web-based live streaming studio that allows you to invite guests, share your screen and go live instantly! Stream privately or directly to Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.
    8. vMix is a Software Video Mixer and Switcher that utilises the latest advances in computer hardware to provide live HD video mixing, a task previously only possible on expensive dedicated hardware mixers.
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