Webcams provide a great way to video chat with your friends and family, however in order to share your webcam with others you require to use a instant messaging client like Yahoo Messenger or Skype.
Webcam XP is a handy software that will allow you to broadcast your webcam and share it with anyone in the world through a direct link.
The software will allow you to capture and monitor video from multiple devices including your webcam and other camera devices. The software comes with a inbuilt webserver that will allow you to share the videos online.
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You can also add in restrictions, where the webcam videos can only be viewed by authorized users who enter a username and password. This is definitely quite a useful tool, if you want to setup a security monitoring unit for your home to check on your home.
Webcam XP Supports Streaming From
- USB webcams
- TV, analog or multi-input capture cards
- IP cameras (JPEG/MJPEG/MPEG4)
- Windows Media streams (ASF)
- Local video files (AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/etc)
- Wowwee rovio (Mobile IP camera)
You can Stream Videos In The Following Formats
- Still jpeg images for low-tech devices
- Flash client
- Windows Media streaming
- Windows Mobile 5.0 / 6.0 client
Webcam XP Features
- Local and remote pan & tilt control
- Supports FTP/FTPS and HTTP/HTTPS Post
- Motion detector with many possible ways to handle alerts
- Advanced users manager to grant limited or unlimited access.
- Overlay editor supporting picture in picture, animated gifs, alpha-blending and text editor.
- DVR (permanent recording deleted after X hours)
Webcam XP is free for private use, the software lets you try out the professional features for 60 days after which it switches to the free mode.
Disclaimer: We do not endorse using this software as a replacement for your security system and are only hinting on the different uses for the software.