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AMcap is described as 'AMCap is a small yet fully functional video capture and preview application compatible with Microsoft DirectShow (formerly ActiveMovie, hence the name). It is based on the sample AMCap source code from the Microsoft DirectX 9 SDK' and is an app in the video & movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to AMcap for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VirtualDub, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AMcap are Cheese, Webcamoid, Debut and Shinobi.

AMcap alternatives are mainly Screen Recorders but may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Video Streaming Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AMcap.
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  1. VirtualDub icon

    VirtualDub

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    131 alternatives to VirtualDub 

    VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast...

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    1.  PortableVirtualDub can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.10.4.35491, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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  2. Cheese icon

    Cheese

    • Linux
    • BSD
    35 alternatives to Cheese 

    Cheese uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others. It was written as part of Googles 2007 Summer of Code lead by Daniel G. Siegel and mentored by Raphaël Slinckx.

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    Most users think Cheese is a great alternative to AMcap.
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    AMcap is capable of capture from other types of video devices. Cheese only captures from webcam.

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    Webcamoid

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Android
    37 alternatives to Webcamoid 

    Webcamoid is a full featured and multiplatform webcam suite.

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    1.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenWebcamoid supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    2.  PortableWebcamoid can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Virtual camera outputUse the output from Webcamoid as your webcam's primary video source.
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  4. Debut icon

    Debut

    • Mac
    • Windows
    102 alternatives to Debut 

    Debut is a screen capture and video recording software that records videos from your screen, webcam or other video devices. Capture your entire desktop or a selected portion and save the recorded videos as avi, flv, wmv or other video file formats.

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    Debut vs AMcap opinions
    Most users think Debut is a great alternative to AMcap.
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    Shinobi

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    24 alternatives to Shinobi 

    Shinobi is an Open Source CCTV software written in Node.JS. Streams are img tags, but not MJPEG. Images are transferred through WebSocket. Files are saved in WebM videos, not JPEGs.

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    motionEyeOS

    • Linux
    • Banana Pi
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Orange Pi
    • Odroid
    57 alternatives to motionEyeOS 

    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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    ZoneMinder

    47 alternatives to ZoneMinder 

    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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    iSpy

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    57 alternatives to iSpy 

    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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    Kamoso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    30 alternatives to Kamoso 

    Kamoso is a simple and friendly program to use your camera.

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  10. GTK+ UVC Viewer icon

    GTK+ UVC Viewer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    19 alternatives to GTK+ UVC Viewer 

    guvcview is a video viewer and capture software for the linux UVC driver. It is based in luvcview (http://mxhaard.free.fr), but all controls are done with GTK, allowing for a more user friendly GUI.

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