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. Record videos playing on your PC with ultra high quality video capture. Replay Video Capture is the ONLY screen capture application that allows you to capture videos using Background Mode. Go ahead and hide the video, or cover it with another window.
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    2. Vov Screen Recorder is handy tool to record the computer screen, i.e., record the ongoing activities on the screen.


    3. Free Online Screen Recorder - Record your screen and webcam. No download required. Protected by end-to-end encryption. Free to use on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      OpenGL video capture application. Easy and fast. Totally worth the try.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.5.8, released in May 2008, can be still downloaded from GitHub. Latest commit dates back to July 2013.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Taksi is a utility that allows you to take screenshots and record video clips of your favourite games and other 3D-graphics applications. Inspired by Fraps .

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last stable version, 0.7.6, was released in June 2006, and last beta version, 0.7.7.9, in July 2010. They can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    4. Record what you see on your PC screen exactly as it appears. GOM Cam also records all audio outputs from your PC, allowing you to make more dynamic videos. Record your computer screen, webcam video or games, and share with others on YouTube, Google Drive or Facebook.
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    5. [NOTE: Apowersoft Screen Recorder is available for free online at http://www.apowersoft.com/free-online-screen-recorder . The Windows version is commercial.
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    6. All-in-one streaming software with an amazing community, 24 hour support team, and 50% less CPU than OBS. Stop streaming like it's 1998, download it now!

      Discontinued

      As of October 17th, 2018, Bebo has dropped support for streaming and is focusing on a tournaments based project instead.

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    7. Capture, stream and share your greatest moments and gaming wins with Radeon ReLive. Modify settings quickly, conveniently, and play seamlessly with the easily accessible in-game toolbar. Express yourself in bold new ways with custom scene layouts.
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    8. Quick and easy screen recording software for demonstrations and tutorials. Audio and video desktop screen recording as Flash movies. Main Features Record all visual and audio activity on your computer in real time.
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