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xvidcap is described as 'A small tool to capture things going on on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video similar to tools such as Lotus ScreenCam or Camtasia' and is a Screen Recorder in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to xvidcap for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xvidcap are SimpleScreenRecorder, FastStone Capture, VokoscreenNG and PicPick.

xvidcap 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 xvidcap.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

A small tool to capture things going on on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video similar to...

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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.

    ⚫︎ Virtual camera outputUse the output from OBS Studio as your webcam's primary video source.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableOBS Studio is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOBS Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeOBS Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ RTMP Live StreamingOBS Studio supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    ⚫︎ Transitions EffectsOBS Studio allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    ⚫︎ Multi-streamingWith OBS Studio you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Live Video EffectsOBS Studio lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSimpleScreenRecorder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for GesturesSimpleScreenRecorder supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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  3. A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.

    ⚫︎ LightweightFastStone Capture consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableFastStone Capture can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    PicPick

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user.

    ⚫︎ Full-page ScreenshotPicPick can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    ⚫︎ PortablePicPick can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizablePicPick is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  6. 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.

    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenCamtasia Studio supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    ScreenRec

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    If you spend too much time on email and chat, try sending instant video messages and screenshots with ScreenRec. You'll get your point across faster and save precious hours.

    ⚫︎ LightweightScreenRec consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ Full-page ScreenshotScreenRec can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
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  8. 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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  9. ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations.

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    CamStudio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

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