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FREE program for laptop camera / live capture?

Asked by longtresses (1330points) September 15th, 2010

I reformatted my laptop and the software for running livecam capture was gone. This program came with the laptop, so none to be found online. Now I can’t take pictures with my laptop camera.

I looked up download.com, and what they have are either monitor capture (screen activity/movement) or video chat (e.g. camfrog). Those, or paid programs with free trail and complicated buttons..

Is there a BASIC program to capture video/picture, and it’s FREE? Thanks all very much for any help..

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chels's avatar

Try http://www.manycam.com/. That’s what I used when I had a PC.

mrlaconic's avatar

Hello! Assuming you are using Windows then Windows should have a native capture software.

Otherwise there is http://www.techsmith.com/jing/ which I really like. Hope this helps.

longtresses's avatar

Thanks! I now have ManyCam. The odd thing is it doesn’t also record the sound.

ricardo811's avatar

To capture your screen activity, you may use many cam or capture wiz. The problem of the monitor capturing program is required big space on your hardrive.

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