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OBS Studio Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to OBS Studio for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Streamlabs Desktop, 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to OBS Studio are Kap, ActivePresenter, Loom and ApowerREC - Screen Recorder.

OBS Studio alternatives are mainly Screen Recorders but 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.
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OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available...

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  1. Streamlabs Desktop is all you need for streaming! Our developers have combined a streamer's essentials like video preview, dashboard, and chat windows in one app with better video quality and lower CPU usage.

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    Almost everyone thinks Streamlabs Desktop is a great alternative to OBS Studio.
    tangycandy

    I could never get OBS Studio to work, and it slowed down my Windows PC terribly. Streamlabs is a fantastic alternative.

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    Henry220

    Best streaming software ever. Activity feed, donations, stream drafts, and plenty of other features.

    A bit hard to understand an interface, but it still very convinient.

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    kattphlox

    Steamlabs OBS is too "kitchen-sinky" with basic streaming functionality and does not offer or allow for the inclusion of advanced functionality for advanced users.

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    senpai

    Use "Lightstream" or original OBS instead of "Streamlabs".

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    It's the same functionalities of OBS studio Official, but with the functionalities of StreamLabs...

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    Kap is an open-source screen recorder built with Electron and designed to be easy to use but extensible.

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    Kap is not for livestreaming

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  3. ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations.

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    ActivePresenter vs OBS Studio opinions
    This alternative is disputed. ActivePresenter is still a legitimate alternative to OBS Studio, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    It's more focused on general video recording rather than broadcasting.

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    The purpose of OBS is live-streaming to services like Twitch and Youtube. This doesn't do that

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  4. Loom icon

    Loom

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Google Chrome

    Easy and free screen recorder for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks. Record your camera and screen with audio directly from your Chrome browser and share the video with your team, friends, and family.

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    It's not about streaming.

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    ApowerREC - Screen Recorder

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    ApowerREC is a cross-platform app that's available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, you can easily use it for recording desktop activities, camera, system sound and microphone. It's also has annotation, video editor, task recording mode and more.

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    Most users think ApowerREC - Screen Recorder is a great alternative to OBS Studio.

    It seems it doesn't support streaming.

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  6. Debut is a screen capture and video recording software that records videos from your screen, webcam or other video devices. Capture your entire desktop or a selected portion and save the recorded videos as avi, flv, wmv or other video file formats.

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  7. Capture the contents of your entire desktop at the same time as your video camera, microphone and computer's audio. Sophisticated editing tools allow you to create incredible screencasts in no time.

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    ScreenFlow vs OBS Studio opinions
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    ScreenFlow focuses on recording only while OBS provides streaming/broadcasting capabilities.

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    hej

    Open Broadcaster is BROADCASTING, aka streaming, software. This is software for recording to disk. If someone is looking for an alternative for OBS to stream this will waste their time.

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    obs streams this does not

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    Snowmix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    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.

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    Wirecast

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Wirecast software lets you produce professional-looking live events with just a camera, an internet connection and a computer.

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    Loola TV

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    Loola TV is a live streaming platform enabling live streaming directly from your browser (desktop and mobile) to multiple social networks and mobile apps.

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