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AMcap Alternatives for Linux

AMcap is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Cheese, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to AMcap and 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to AMcap are Webcamoid, Shinobi, ZoneMinder and motionEyeOS.

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. 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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  2. Webcamoid is a full featured and multiplatform webcam suite.

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    Shinobi

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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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    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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    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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    Kamoso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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    GTK+ UVC Viewer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    Motion

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from one or more cameras and is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed; in other words, it can detect motion.

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    Krut

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms. Krut records movie files, including sound, of selected parts of your screen. The files use the quicktime mov format.

    Discontinued

    Last update is from mid-2015.

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    UniCam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    A cross-platform open-source webcam viewer.

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