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    OBS Studio Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to OBS Studio for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is SimpleScreenRecorder, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to OBS Studio and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OBS Studio are VokoscreenNG, Peek GIF Screen Recorder, Kazam and recordMyDesktop.

    OBS Studio is mainly a Screen Recorder but alternatives to it may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OBS Studio.
    This page was last updated May 16, 2022
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    1. SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based graphical user interface. It can record the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications directly.
      SimpleScreenRecorder vs OBS Studio opinions
      Most users think SimpleScreenRecorder is a great alternative to OBS Studio.
      steven87 Setup is far easier than OBS, i love it!! (Still use OBS for live streaming..)
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      7
      Ugotsta It doesn't live stream like OBS but it's straightforward, fast and easy to use for recording videos of the screen.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      5
      obs only has screencasting as one if its many features, not the main application
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      -4
      awesomestuffnetwork Its SUPER simple to setup. Just select where to record, select the file path and the other settings are fine as is.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      4
      karaboungalos The ALTERNATIVE for Linux.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      0
      Although it has not OBS's feature set, it does allow streaming to Twitch and Youtube.
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

      2
    2. VokoscreenNG is a user friendly screencaster for Linux and Windows. It is a continuation of the now discontinued Vokoscreen project that has been totally rewritten from scratch using Qt and GStreamer.
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      apranaxfort It's easier to use especially for some simple recordings you don't need to setup scenes like you do in OBS.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1
      somerandomperson It has very limited functionality (such as no audio recording) if you use wayland.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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    3. Simple animated Gif screen recorder for Linux. Open-source. Provides an easy to install Ubuntu deb package.
      Peek GIF Screen Recorder vs OBS Studio opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Peek GIF Screen Recorder is still a legitimate alternative to OBS Studio, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      obs does way more than just screen recording
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      5
    4. Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format.

      Discontinued

      The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

      Kazam vs OBS Studio opinions
      Some users think Kazam is a great alternative to OBS Studio, some don't.
      Kazam is more basic than OBS
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      0
      obs does way more than just screen recording
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      5
    5. recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.3.8.1, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.



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      Snowmix is a video mixer tool for mixing live and recorded video and audio feeds. It supports clipping, scaling and transparent overlay of video, png graphics and text.
    6. 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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      Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK.
    7. 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.

    8. ScreenStudio is an easy screen recording that will let you create screencast or live streaming of your desktop. It does support multiple desktops, multiple webcams and text labels.
      ScreenStudio vs OBS Studio opinions
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      Its support all Linux distribution
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      mblithium ScreenStudio is one of the few programs I found to make lives on linux similar to what OBS does. It is functional for those who don't have newer drivers.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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