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    SimpleScreenRecorder Alternatives

    SimpleScreenRecorder is described as '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' and is a very popular Screen Recorder in the video & movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to SimpleScreenRecorder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SimpleScreenRecorder are VokoscreenNG, Bandicam Screen Recorder, Camtasia Studio and Kazam.

    SimpleScreenRecorder 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 SimpleScreenRecorder.
    This page was last updated May 12, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a...
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    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.
      OBS Studio vs SimpleScreenRecorder opinions
      Almost everyone thinks OBS Studio is a great alternative to SimpleScreenRecorder.
      OBS is a high-quality streaming/recording software because of its lack of watermarks being plastered across the record. OBS is a little difficult to use but it is worth it in its overall product. Fraps is equally as good in my opinion.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      expectedapp OBS doesn't have pause feature, you should stop your video whenever you need to pause it.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    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.

    3. Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder for Windows that can capture anything on your PC screen. Also, it makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or capture a game that uses the DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan graphic technologies.
      Bandicam Screen Recorder vs SimpleScreenRecorder opinions
      Some users think Bandicam Screen Recorder is a great alternative to SimpleScreenRecorder, some don't.
      They have a time limit if you do not buy it -_-
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

    4. Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.
      Some users think Camtasia Studio is a great alternative to SimpleScreenRecorder, some don't.
    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.


      The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

    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.


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


      As described on VirusTotal comment ( if you download CamStudio from, 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, 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.

      Most users think CamStudio is a great alternative to SimpleScreenRecorder.
    7. Action! allows real-time recording/capture of Windows Aero desktop in a superb HD video quality. With Action! you can record web player videos, your gameplay, display game framerates, add live audio commentary to create high quality tutorials, record music, capture screenshots...
    8. ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations.
      • 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.
    9. 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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