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. 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.

      Discontinued

      Last update is from mid-2015.

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    2. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Periscope, Twitch or custom RTMP outputs. No downloads Runs in Chrome and Firefox on your laptop or desktop.


    3. Free Cam is free screen recording software for Windows that lets you easily capture all or part of your screen, record your voice & mouse clicks, then edit your video and save it to your computer or share it instantly on YouTube.
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    4. BSR Screen Recorder captures video, sound, and pictures of anything you see on your screen and records to AVI (Standard Video Format), SWF (Flash File), WMV (Windows Media Video), and EXE (Executable File). Any portion of the screen can be selected for recording.
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    5. Built with five screen recording modes, RecMaster will offer you an easies and most efficient way to record your computer screen. Just one click from RecMaster, enjoy every moment and details from your computer screen.
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    6. Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again.
    7. HyperCam v2 is a video capture software that records AVI movies (screencam) directly from your monitor, for software presentations, software training, demos, tutorials, and fun!

      Discontinued

      HyperCam v.2 is no longer offered for sale by Hyperionics. Last version, 2.29, released in May 2014, can be downloaded for free from the official website.

    8. LoiLo Game Recorder is a completely free, fast, simple and very effective videogame recorder.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.0.1, released in 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      Bundleware

      Loiloscope is automatically installed along with this but can be uninstalled afterwards with no harm done.

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      LoiLo Game Recorder vs OBS Studio opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      tvgoing1 It can not live steam anything, only record.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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    9. A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder. Currently, the application is in early stages of development. This project is actively looking for dedicated testers.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.7.0.25, released on December 3rd, 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      Some users think FFsplit is a great alternative to OBS Studio, some don't.
    10. Screenflick features high performance screen capturing for smooth, fluid motion up to 60 fps. Screenflick can record any portion of the screen, simultaneously recording audio from internal or external microphones and the system audio.
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