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 your desktop, speaker output and microphone at once, then output it to WebM, Ogg, or Matroska files. If you have the necessary codecs, you can even output to an AVI file or Matroska and h264.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.2.8, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

    2. A small tool to capture things going on on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video similar to tools such as Lotus ScreenCam or Camtasia.

      Discontinued

      The latest release was the 2009-07-14
      https://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/files/xvidcap/



    3. Zebra Screen Recorder captures your PC desktop activity into standard MPEG or AVI video files. It records everything you see on the computer screen, including the entire desktop, windows, menus, cursors - even video with sound.
    4. Screeny gives you the freedom to capture your videos or images at any size. You can click & drag to resize the capture area or input the exact pixel dimensions to set to the size of the capture area.
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    5. Complete authoring software that offers recording PC’s screen, webcam & voice with an intuitive user interface to transform your PC into a studio using an elegant annotations-on-screen toolkit like writing & presentation tools besides a video editor.
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      • Windows
      Demo Builder is a powerful Flash-based screencasting tool that allows you to create eye-catching and professionally-looking interactive presentations that do not require any programming skills.
    6. 321Soft Screen Video Recorder is designed to record your computer screen (full screen or a fixed area) into AVI video file for further purposes like editing, burning DVD, making slide show movie, etc.
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    7. Gamecaster is a graphical user interface for open source framework 'glc'. It can capture real time footage of any game that uses ALSA for sound and OpenGL for drawing. Gamecaster can also encode any captured .glc file into webm video format.

      Discontinued

      last version 0.3 and released 2012

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    8. Broadcaster allows to encode and broadcast video and/or audio live content from your mobile device in real-time over WiFi, EDGE, 3G or LTE. - Live H.264/AAC and HEVC (H.265) encoding. - Uses RTSP and RTMP streaming protocols for TCP.
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    9. The average Be.Live stream is more effective in comparison to other native application streams.
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