Top 10 Effective Live Screen Recorder

Last updated on February 5, 2018 by Charle Cruz

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Live streamings are in trend now a day. There are many people that are hook up in watching live streaming because there are many famous celebrities or talented streamers are involved. In some instances, we might want to record the live stream video to save it in our computer for reviewing purposes. In the article, I will present you the best tools to record your live stream video easily.

Free Screen Recorder – Best Free Solution in Live Recording

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AceThinker Free Online Screen Recorder is one of the live screen recorder you can use freely. It is highly recommended tool in doing screencastings since you can access this tool without any installation and you can use it in a single click. Unlike other tools it doesn’t leave any watermarks or any time limit. It also records your system audio and mic.

To use this tool, you may refer to the steps below:

Step1 Launch the application

First thing you need to do to use this as a live screen recorder, you need to visit the official website of AceThinker Free Screen Recorder ( Once you are in the main website you may launch the application by simply clicking the start button.

Step2 Adjust and Capture

After launching the app, you may go to your target video. After that, you have to adjust your desired frame to capture your video properly. Once done you may start your recording by clicking the “rec” button.

Step3 Finish and save

Once everything is done, you may stop the recording by clicking the blue pause button. If you wish to save the recorded file, you can click the green check button, then the recorded file will automatically be saved on your computer.


  • No watermark and no time limit
  • Web-based application
  • Free and easy to use


  • Little bit laggy when recording heavy frame rate games

Cam Studio

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Cam studio is one of the famous professional screen recorder with a build-in SWF Producer. SFW Producer is use to turn AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) format into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). This tool is also known because it allows the user to produce a video with a clickable links to direct the viewers easily in some demonstration videos. It is also a wonderful tool to record live stream since it records the audio of your computer.


  • Contains a built in SWF Producer
  • Can produce a video with clickable links


  • Output file size is large
  • Cost more CPU resource

Screencast O Matic

One of the few useful web-based screen recorder which is trusted by many users to create and share screen recordings. Screencast O Matic allows the user to produce high quality videos but it is limited to web pages and simple screen activity. This tool will be a bit laggy when used to record gameplays.


  • Can save your video into Mp4, AVI and FLV
  • Can automatically upload your video to Youtube and Vimeo


  • This tool doesn’t contain any video editing tools
  • You can only record for a maximum of 15 minutes

Icecream Screen Recorder

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Icecream Screen Recorder is one of the few screen recorders where you can not only record your screen activity but also has an additional feature to take and edit screenshots instantly in your desktop screen. It also offers a unique attribute where you can add annotations when recording a video which is very handy in doing live streamings.


  • It has a simplified interface
  • Can save videos to various formats like MP4, WebM, MOV and MP4


  • Can screen record by up to 10 minutes only

iPhone Screen Recorder – Best iPhone Live Screen Recorder for iOS

When talking about live screen recorder iPhone, AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder is second none. This tool is designed to mirror your iPhone screen in your computer wirelessly. Unlike other tools which only mirrors your iOS device, this tool can record your screen activity and the audio from your device. Aside from that, it has a unique feature to change the format instantly before recording. It is very useful when doing video tutorials, game reviews, and procedure demonstrations.

Here are the following steps how use this tool:

Step1 Download and install the application

First you must download the application in your computer from the download button below or visit the main website at Once done install the application in your computer.

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Step2 Launch and connect

Once done downloading, launch the application and start mirroring your iOS device by swiping up your iPhone device to launch the control center. After that select tap the mirroring icon and connect it on your pc. Make sure both devices are connected in the same Wi-fi connection.

Step3 Set up and record

After mirroring you can now start your recording, you may first go to the video you wish to capture. and then click the round record button located above in the main interface on the tool



  • No time limit and doesn’t leave any watermarks
  • No complicated and steps and can wirelessly connect


  • You may need to spend to avail the product


Jing is another relatively easy to be used tool for free from TechSmith. Jing is similar to Icecream Screen Recorder which has an additional feature to take and edit screenshots instantly. The difference if Jing to other tools is it comes with a movable sun icon. However, this tool a time limit of five minutes per recording and doesn’t support audios from your system and mic.


  • Comes with a handy sun icon that avoids distraction in the screen
  • Built in with a screenshot tool with editing feature


  • Can record by just up to 5 minutes only
  • It requires a little bit time in installation
  • Internet is required when viewing recorded files


One of the best solution to record live show is the Monosnap. It contains many useful features like video recording, snapper and a storage software. This tool can offer audio improvements and simple editing to your videos. You may insert annotations, shapes, lines and more. It is one of the best tool in making screencastings because it supports your webcam and your system’s audio. Aside from that, it has a built-in sharing tools where you can save you recorded files if you have an account in Monosnap. This is quite handy for its amazing features.


  • Can be used as a snapper and a storage software
  • Easy to install and download


  • Complicated interface


If you are looking for a tool to live screen in your Mac operating system, Screenflow is highly suggested. It one of the best screen recorders in Mac where you can edit professionally. It also excels in demonstration videos because with its built-in tools where you can illustrate or point your subject easily. It has an amazing quality to record high frame-rate like games and satisfying audio recording. It is a worth to try program that users will truly love using.


  • One of the screen recorder with a build in video editor
  • Best to use in demonstration
  • Can be used in games


  • Complicated interface
  • Needs a little time to master

OBS Studio

Open Broadcaster Software

OBS studio is another professional screen recorder that supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating system. It has a bit complicated interface but gives amazing result once you have mastered using it. It comes with high performance real time video with audio capturing where you can mix with other activities in your screen. It supports your web camera for better results in live streaming.  It contains a peculiar feature called Modular Duck where you can rearrange the layout of your video.


  • Free application
  • Modular Duck feature
  • Can mix sounds


  • Complicated interface
  • Needs a little time to master

Screen Grabber Pro – Best Tool to Record Lively

One of the most reliable screen recorder is the AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro. It is one of the to use as a live screen recorder for Windows 7 and Mac OS. This tool is highly recommended for its versatile functions to screen record your activity, to input audio, to take screenshot and for sharing. Apart from that, it has adjustable format to perform the best outcome for your video. It is also one the few screen recorders that supports both audio from your system and mic. These features are really great for a professional outcome in recording live streamings.

Here how may use this tool to record:

Step1 Download and install

Before anything else, you must download the application in your computer. You may simply click the download button below or visit then click the “try it free” button to download the app. After downloading you may now install it on your computer.
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Step2 Record your video

Once installed, go to your target video then launch the application. Start the recording by clicking the “record” button in the main interface of the tool. You may select whether record in region or in full screen mode.

Step3 Finish and save

Once done recording your live streamed video, you may save it by clicking the stop button. After that, the recorded file is automatically be saved in the main interface of the tool


  • Very user friendly
  • No java script requirements
  • Can record video with webcam without leaving any watermarks or any time limit
  • Additional useful features to take screenshots and upload easily
  • Organized your saved files


  • You might need to purchase the pro version


Though there are numerous paid and free alternatives to CamStudio, the above 3 one are the best after research and comparison. All of them have some unique features that CamStudio doesn’t offer. Among the three, Screen Grabber Pro is most advisable as it’s more comprehensive and practical.

Charle Cruz

Charle Cruz is a Filipino writer who is recently working for AceThinker. He is diligent and hard working in his article and reviews. He was a fresh graduate of Bachelor of Arts in English. Furthermore, he loves to evaluate helpful tools for specific needs. Last updated on February 5, 2018

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