Open Source Screencast-O-Matic Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Screencast-O-Matic is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Screencast-O-Matic and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Screencast-O-Matic are ShareX (Free, Open Source), SimpleScreenRecorder (Free, Open Source), VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source) and Kazam (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 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. ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations.
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      ShareX vs Screencast-O-Matic opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      To be complete, all we need is for ShareX to have the option to write about videos and explain as a video lesson. For video lessons the best is screencast-o-matic after Camtasia
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    3. 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.
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      SimpleScreenRecorder vs Screencast-O-Matic opinions
      Almost everyone thinks SimpleScreenRecorder is a great alternative to Screencast-O-Matic.
      Its Different Yes But its Almost the same everything is user friendly
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      shahmoeen Free and Open Source linux alternative of window program like Screencast-O-Matic.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      i like it when it show's me
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    4. 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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    5. 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.
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    6. 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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      Most users think CamStudio is a great alternative to Screencast-O-Matic.
    7. 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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    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.
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    9. 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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      The repository has been archived.

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    10. 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.

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