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How to record a screen on Mac, Windows, and Linux with free software

To record your screen on Mac, Windows, and Linux with free software, you can use the following tools:


OBS Studio (Open Broadcaster Software):

OBS Studio is a powerful open-source software for video recording and live streaming.
OBS Studio: A Versatile Tool for Video Recording and Live Streaming.

  • Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

  • It's a powerful and feature-rich open-source software.

  • Download it from the OBS Studio website (https://obsproject.com).


ShareX:

ShareX is a versatile screen capture and sharing tool.
ShareX: The Ultimate Screen Capture and Sharing Tool.

  • Available for Windows.

  • It's a versatile screen capture and recording tool.

  • Download it from the ShareX website (https://getsharex.com).


SimpleScreenRecorder:

SimpleScreenRecorder is a user-friendly screen recording software.
SimpleScreenRecorder: Capture Your Screen with Ease.

  • Available for Linux.

  • It's a user-friendly screen recording tool.

  • You can find installation instructions and download it from the SimpleScreenRecorder website (https://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/).


Here's a general guide on how to record your screen using OBS Studio, ShareX, and SimpleScreenRecorder:

Recording with OBS Studio:

  1. Install OBS Studio.

  2. Launch OBS Studio and go to "Settings."

  3. Configure your recording settings, such as video format, resolution, and frame rate.

  4. Go back to the main window and click on the "+" button in the "Sources" section to add a new source.

  5. Select "Display Capture" or "Window Capture" depending on whether you want to record your entire screen or a specific window.

  6. Adjust the settings for the selected source (e.g., screen or window selection, audio options).

  7. Click the "Start Recording" button to begin capturing your screen.

  8. When you're finished, click the "Stop Recording" button, and OBS Studio will save the recording to your specified location.

Recording with ShareX:

  1. Install ShareX.

  2. Launch ShareX and go to "Capture" in the top menu.

  3. Choose the desired capture mode, such as "Fullscreen" or "Region."

  4. Configure your recording settings, including video format, resolution, and frame rate.

  5. Click the "Record" button to start recording.

  6. Once you're done, click the "Stop" button, and ShareX will save the recording to your specified location.


 


 

Recording with SimpleScreenRecorder:

  1. Install SimpleScreenRecorder.

  2. Launch SimpleScreenRecorder.

  3. Select the screen area you want to record by clicking the "Select Window" or "Select Area" button.

  4. Configure your recording settings, such as video format, resolution, and frame rate.

  5. Click the "Start Recording" button to begin the screen recording.

  6. To stop the recording, either press the "Stop" button in SimpleScreenRecorder's window or use the assigned hotkey (by default, it's F9).

  7. The recorded video will be saved in your specified location.

Remember to review the documentation and tutorials available for each software to explore their full capabilities and advanced settings.





 

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