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Active WebCam Alternatives

Active WebCam is described as 'captures images up to 20 frames per second from any Video for Windows device including Video Cameras and USB cameras and broadcasts them either from your computer or through any FTP server. Viewers can watch real video, not still images like other software does' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Active WebCam for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Android Tablet. The best alternative is motionEyeOS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Active WebCam are ZoneMinder, iSpy, MotionEye and Contacam.

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Active WebCam captures images up to 20 frames per second from any Video for Windows device including Video Cameras and USB...

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  1. motionEyeOS icon

    motionEyeOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Banana Pi
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Orange Pi
    • Odroid

    motionEyeOS is a Linux distribution that turns a single-board computer into a video surveillance system. The OS is based on BuildRoot and uses motion as a backend and motionEye for the frontend.

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    Normal Desktop View
  2. ZoneMinder icon

    ZoneMinder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    ZoneMinder is a free video camera security application suite, designed for low cost DIY video security including commercial or home CCTV, theft prevention and child or family member monitoring including nanny cam applications.

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    ZoneMinder Montage


  3. iSpy uses your USB webcams, IP cams, capture cards, desktops and microphones to detect and record movement or sound and provides security, surveillance, monitoring and alerting services. Media is recorded directly to H264 mp4 files or AVI files.

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    MediaPortal Extension
  4. MotionEye icon

    MotionEye

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi

    motionEye is a web frontend for the motion daemon, written in Python.

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    Normal Desktop View
  5. Contacam icon

    Contacam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This Free Video Surveillance and Live Webcam software for Windows is extremely easy on system resources, and does not contain unnecessary bloat.

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    5 Running Cameras


  6. Yawcam stands for Yet Another Webcam software & that's exactly what it is. More precisely Yawcam is a webcam software for windows written in Java. The main ideas for Yawcam are to keep it simple and easy to use, but to include all the usual features.

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    The main window (control panel)
  7. Sighthound Video icon

    Sighthound Video

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Sighthound Video detects people and moving objects in video streams for security and monitoring purposes. It runs on a PC or Mac, and uses off-the-shelf USB webcams or network (IP) cameras.

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    Screenshot
  8. Blue Iris icon

    Blue Iris

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Video camera software suite that supports up to 64 cameras, livestreaming, and video/image capture.

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  9. Kerberos.IO icon

    Kerberos.IO

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Docker

    Kerberos.io is a low-budget video surveillance solution, that uses computer vision algorithms to detect changes, and that can trigger other devices. Kerberos.

    ⚫︎ Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Kerberos.IO.
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  10. Ivideon icon

    Ivideon

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet

    Remote webcam/security monitoring free.

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