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Yawcam Alternatives for Linux

Yawcam is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Webcamoid, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Yawcam and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux 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

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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.
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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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  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.
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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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    motion detection rly well managed and a lot of usefull security options

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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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    MotionEye

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

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

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    Kamoso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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  8. 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 (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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    Kerberos.IO

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Docker

    Kerberos.io is a low-budget video surveillance solution, that uses computer vision algorithms to detect changes, and that can trigger other devices. Kerberos.

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