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Free Yawcam Alternatives

The best free alternative to Yawcam is Webcamoid, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Yawcam and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Yawcam are ZoneMinder, Shinobi, Cheese and motionEyeOS.

Yawcam alternatives are mainly Video Streaming Apps but may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Screen Recorders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Yawcam.
This page was last updated Jun 27, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Java

Yawcam stands for Yet Another Webcam software & that's exactly what it is. More precisely Yawcam is a webcam...

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

    Most users think Webcamoid is a great alternative to Yawcam.
  2. 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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    motion detection rly well managed and a lot of usefull security options

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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. MotionEye

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

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

  7. Kamoso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

  8. GTK+ UVC Viewer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    guvcview is a video viewer and capture software for the linux UVC driver. It is based in luvcview (, 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.

    Most users think Debut is a great alternative to Yawcam.
  10. tinyCam Monitor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    tinyCam Monitor is an Android app for remote surveillance/control for your private or public network/IP cameras, video encoders, DVRs, and webcams.

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