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Open Source Screencast-O-Matic Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Screencast-O-Matic is OBS Studio. 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, SimpleScreenRecorder, VokoscreenNG and CamStudio.

Screencast-O-Matic 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 Screencast-O-Matic.
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  1. OBS Studio icon

    OBS Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • FreeBSD
    140 alternatives to OBS Studio 

    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. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one...

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    1.  Virtual camera outputUse the output from OBS Studio as your webcam's primary video source.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOBS Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Dark ModeOBS Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Transitions EffectsOBS Studio allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    5.  RTMP Live StreamingOBS Studio supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    6.  Live Video EffectsOBS Studio lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
    7.  Multi-streamingWith OBS Studio you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    8.  Screen SharingYou can use OBS Studio to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    9.  Custom overlaysOBS Studio allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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    ShareX

    • Windows
    • Google Chrome
    • Steam
    • Firefox
    230 alternatives to ShareX 

    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 many supported destinations you can choose from.

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    1.  Ad-freeShareX doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  PortableShareX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Full-page ScreenshotShareX can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    4.  Dark ModeShareX supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    6.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    7.  Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
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    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

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    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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    1.  LightweightSimpleScreenRecorder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for GesturesSimpleScreenRecorder supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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    Almost everyone thinks SimpleScreenRecorder is a great alternative to Screencast-O-Matic.
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    Its Different Yes But its Almost the same everything is user friendly

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    Free and Open Source linux alternative of window program like Screencast-O-Matic.

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    i like it when it show's me

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  4. VokoscreenNG icon

    VokoscreenNG

    • Windows
    • Linux
    135 alternatives to VokoscreenNG 

    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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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsVokoscreenNG supports the use of multiple displays.
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  5. CamStudio icon

    CamStudio

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    131 alternatives to CamStudio 

    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.

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    1.  PortableCamStudio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

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

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    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.


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    Kazam

    • Linux
    88 alternatives to Kazam 

    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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    Discontinued

    The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

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    recordMyDesktop

    • Linux
    • BSD
    99 alternatives to recordMyDesktop 

    recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task. As such, the program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the basic tasks of capturing and encoding and an...

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    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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    Kooha

    103 alternatives to Kooha 

    Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK. It allows you to record your screen and also audio from your microphone or desktop.

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  9. The Quick Screen Recorder by ModuleArt is a lightweight desktop screen recorder for Windows, built on top of WinForms (C#).

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    ScreenStudio

    • Linux
    92 alternatives to ScreenStudio 

    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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