Yawcam Alternatives

    Yawcam is described as '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' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Yawcam for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Webcamoid, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Yawcam are iSpy (Freemium, Open Source), Shinobi (Free Personal, Open Source), ZoneMinder (Free, Open Source) and Cheese (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    1. Webcamoid is a full web camera suite. You can take photos and record videos with funny effects. Features - Take pictures and record videos with the webcam. - Manages multiple webcams. - Written in C++/Qt. - Custom controls for each webcam.
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      Most users think Webcamoid is a great alternative to Yawcam.
    2. iSpy is the worlds leading open source surveillance software for Windows PCs.
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      Most users think iSpy is a great alternative to Yawcam.


    3. 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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    4. 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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      motion detection rly well managed and a lot of usefull security options
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    5. 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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      This alternative is disputed. Cheese is still a legitimate alternative to Yawcam, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


    6. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Raspbian
      • Raspberry Pi
      motionEye is a web frontend for the motion daemon, written in Python.
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    7. Kamoso is a simple and friendly program to use your camera.
    8. 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.
    9. 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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      Most users think Debut is a great alternative to Yawcam.
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