VidShot Capturer Alternatives

    VidShot Capturer is described as 'created for quick screen capturing. You can use VidShot Capturer for capturing anything you see on your PC desktop and record them to video. You can capture windows, region, the entire desktop and even cursor moving' and is a Screen Casting App in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to VidShot Capturer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. Most alternatives are Screen Casting Apps and Screenshot Capture Tools. The best alternative is SimpleScreenRecorder, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VidShot Capturer are Camtasia Studio (Paid), VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source), Kazam (Free, Open Source) and CamStudio (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 26, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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.


    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations.
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    7. Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings your digital media brilliantly to life.
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    8. 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.
    9. 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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    10. Free software which lets you record your screen, add a PIP webcam and select multiple options to export your video to. It will first store a lossless proprietary file which you can review frame by frame and then easily experiment with the output options to select best suited.
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