Open Source Screenbits Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Screenbits for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Screenbits and loads of them is available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Screenbits are Camtasia Studio (Paid), Bandicam Screen Recorder (Freemium), VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source) and Action! (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 19, 2021

    1. OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux.
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    2. VokscreenNG 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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    3. Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. Simple interface with ability to record in AVI or export as swf.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.7 r316, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

      Warning

      As described on VirusTotal comment (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/1ddb733efb11769a05cc735d555e9a4df92c4cdf29fa47ea3864e57e67dcf884/analysis/1411383540/): if you download CamStudio from SourceForge.net, the VirusTotal results are 0/53. After installing this SF version, it immediately says that there is an update available. When the link is clicked, it takes you to camstudio.org, which has a zip file that, scanned with VirusTotal, gives you 15/53 result. So do NOT download and install the "update": it's a malware. Installer as of 09/22/2014.

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    4. 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.

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    5. Screencast Capture Lite is a tool to continuously capture the desktop screen, storing this information in video files. The application supports recording from the primary screen, from a chosen window or from a fixed region.

      Discontinued

      Latest commit to the project was made on Nov 25, 2017. And latest version was released on Sep 16, 2016.



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Is a simple tool to capture short video clip + loopback audio (speaker sound) from your screen pixels and speaker waves. VClip can output to many format (MP4, WEBM, OGG, AVI, GIF), and comes with 3 fps options (15,25,30).
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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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    6. There exist a lot of screen recorders, but all lack the speed for doing some full screen recording. The speed is just to low or cpu to high. Online compression can only be done with some real-time disk eating codecs.... Even the 300$ cam... studio is slow.

      Discontinued

      Download and source code links are broken, seems abandoned.

    7. Screenbird is a browser based, no-sign in screen recorder. It's cross platform, and built for collaboration. From there you can push videos to Youtube, or create an outline for it, download a copy for backup.
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    8. Quick Screen Recorder is a lightweight desktop screen recorder for Windows, built on top of WinForms (C#).
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