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. With over 5 million installs, Screencastify is the most popular screen recorder extension for Google Chrome. First, choose what you want to record. You have 3 options - your current browser tab, entire desktop, or just your webcam.
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      Is not browser specific, OBS is a full featured suite for recording everything including games
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    2. Snapz Pro X allows you to effortlessly record anything on your screen, saving it as a QuickTime® movie or screenshot that can be e-mailed, put up on the web, or passed around however you want.
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    3. Next-generation of bug reporting: QAReplay 💡 A screen recorder uses little disk storage. 💡 Instant replay tool for software testing. 💡 Save your time on issue creation and explanation.
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    4. Datarhei/Restreamer offers smart free video streaming in real time. Stream H.264 video of IP cameras live to your website. Upload your live video on YouTube, Ustream, Twitch, Livestream.com or any other streaming solutions e.g. Wowza-Streaming-Engine.
    5. Record exactly what you see on the screen and turn it into a screencast in next to no time. Screenium lets you record at 60 frames per second, offering optimum performance for your tutorials, gameplay recordings or any other screen content you wish to record.
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    6. SCREEN2EXE is a free utility designed in order to create instant screen demos with the highest compression ratio in the world! The paid version, called SCREEN2SWF, allows in addition to save the video in SWF or AVI format.
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    7. It's an easy-to-use screen recorder software for Windows and Mac computers. With it, you can easily select the recording area such as screen or customized size you like.
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    8. An app that allows you broadcasting live videos to your Youtube channel in one click and share it to your friends!
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    9. A light application for instant recording of events happening on the monitor and saving that to an AVI file at high quality.
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    10. oRipa Screen Recorder is a handy tool to record your Windows desktop activities in real time and save it as a video file. oRipa Screen Recorder also captures anything you can hear on your PC, such as, music and talking through the PCs microphone.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 1.2.2, was released on Nov. 8, 2006. You can still download it from kioskea.net