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Open Source Yawcam Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Yawcam is Webcamoid. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Yawcam and 19 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Yawcam are Shinobi, Cheese, ZoneMinder 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.
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  • 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.

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    Most users think Webcamoid is a great alternative to Yawcam.
  2. Shinobi icon


    • 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.


  3. 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.
  4. ZoneMinder icon


    • 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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  5. motionEyeOS icon


    • 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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  6. 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.

    MediaPortal Extension
    Most users think iSpy is a great alternative to Yawcam.
  7. MotionEye icon


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

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

  8. Kamoso icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

  9. GTK+ UVC Viewer icon

    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.

  10. Contacam icon


    • 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.

    5 Running Cameras
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