Camfrog Video Chat

Camfrog Video Chat

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 2491 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1.146
  • Total Downloads:
    99,269,803
  • Date Added:
    August 24, 2011
  • File Size:
    10.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,170
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Let's face it: virtual face-to-face conversations with people from Antarctica to Zanzibar make video chat the most intimate form of telecommunications yet. Free video chat apps like Camshare's Camfrog Video Chat let you meet and chat with far-flung friends; there's just no way text messages can substitute for two people actually talking to each other, no matter how many emoticons you use.

While Camfrog is optimized for video chat, it's a full-featured chat client that also handles audio and text messaging, file swapping, and other functions. Camfrog isn't the largest chat network, which isn't necessarily a disadvantage! It offers what the others do, generally speaking, including the ability to create your own password-protected chat rooms. Of course, you'll need a Webcam to use Camfrog's video chat feature. We tried Camfrog in both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Installing, registering for, and signing on to Camfrog took just a minute or so. We could sign on to the Camfrog network automatically, save our password, and sign on as invisible, which hides your status from other users. Camfrog's compact interface has a Firefox-style start button (only green instead of orange) that opens a long menu of features and options. Camfrog displayed our screen name with a drop-down menu that let us quickly manage our connection and session. The main view has three tabs: Contacts, Rooms, and Phone/SMS. Camfrog's main features include the main Camfrog room, Video Chat Rooms, Search for Camfrog Users, and Parental Controls. Beneath the main view is a row of icons accessing the Notification List, Video Chat Rooms, Search for Camfrog Users, Send an Instant Message, and Add to Contact List. Users who need more features can click a link to download Camfrog Pro.

Camfrog offers a diverse range of chat rooms covering lots of topics. Online chat can be freewheeling and inappropriate for youngsters, and the problem is critically compounded by video. Camfrog's approach gives parents and other concerned users control over who uses the service, and when, and how. Camfrog Video Chat brings the world to your desktop, and with the greatest of ease.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.8

    out of 6 votes

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    3.8

    out of 2491 votes

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1 stars

"this product sucks as free product."

October 28, 2011  |  By bigpimpjc69

 |  Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

Pros

none, i have nothing good to say about this software.

Cons

video view is only 30 sec.

Summary

would not download again or recomend to anyone.

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1 stars

"Free version is very limited."

October 19, 2011  |  By waviness

 |  Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

Pros

None in the free version.

Cons

The free version only allows one camera at a time for less than a minute at a time.

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1 stars

"software was good until pal talk purchase"

October 14, 2011  |  By Byte_This

 |  Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

Pros

a great way to interact with people from all over the world

Cons

the company was purchased by pal talk customer service is terrible,
the security is horrible it's a breeding ground for hackers that will get into your system and steal your code

Summary

i enjoyed the software up until they deactivated my code and when i made attempts to fix this problem in good faith along with proof of purchase i got a generic response and they hide behind the T.O.S. to justify their actions. they take your money and take the code you purchased back if you have been hacked robbed of your code buyer beware. and now you have to pay yearly for a pro code talk about scams i was under the impression these company's were legit

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1 stars

"An Online Scam (prerecorded videos)"

October 14, 2011  |  By caddzooks

 |  Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

Pros

Easy to get your cam secretly recorded

Cons

After you pay the subscription fee, you find out that you've been taken.

Summary

You may have noticed many reviews are being posted here containing nothing but gibberish. That is being done by the software vendor or people acting on its behalf, to 'scroll' the negative reviews so they are not as easily found or seen.

This is a warning about Camfrog, and you should also know that this information was provided to federal law enforcement and the DOJ in the US.

Contrary to what its Terms of Service stipulates, Camfrog knowingly allows users to broadcast prerecorded videos on their webcams.

Most of those videos depict other Camfrog members and customers, and were secretly recorded without the knowledge or consent of the people appearing in the video.

Recently, Camfrog changed its software so that users of the 'free' version cannot view other users cams for longer than 10 seconds in adult-only video chat rooms.

While Camfrog claims that was done to discourage use of the adult-only portions of its service by minors, the 10-second limit on viewing cams also serves another more nefarious purpose, which is that it prevents potential Camfrog Pro customers from learning that most of the adult-oriented 'action' they see on cams in Camfrog's adult-only video chat rooms, are not live webcams, but rather, pre-recorded videos.

So, Camfrog is actually engaging in a scam operation that involves allowing users and operators of video chat rooms to broadcast prerecorded video, for the purpose of enticing users of the free version of Camfrog to purchase a Camfrog Pro subscription.

Because users of the free version of Camfrog cannot view a user's cam for longer than 10 seconds in adult-only video chat rooms, it is easy for them to be fooled into believing that the cams they do view for only 10 seconds show live users on cam, rather than what many of them actually are, which is pre-recorded video.

We have compiled and documented hunreded of cases where abuse reports were filed against users that were broadcasting prerecorded video on their cams (most of which were plainly-obvious), yet Camfrog and its so-called 'abuse team' did absolutely nothing about them.

In some cases, the same video footage is repeatedly broadcast over and over, every day, and in spite of how obvious it is, Camfrog still refuses to do anything about it.

We have sent letters to the US DOJ and have offered to give them access to the documented cases which clearly show that Camfrog is engaged in an online video scam, for the purpose of luring paying customers to its service. We are very confident that once the truth has been fully-exposed about this online scam, it will be shut down or blocked in the US and EU.

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4 stars

"lunaticojaguar"

September 13, 2011  |  By lunaticojaguar

 |  Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

Pros

interesse comum comunicar com varias pessoas.

Cons

gosto de conhecer pessoas trocar ideias e gosto de gente de mente aberta.

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3 stars

"Camfrog is nice"

September 06, 2011  |  By ke4jcd

 |  Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

Pros

Camfrog is nice

Cons

However, has only a few chat rooms on it's server. It relies on people paying hundreds of dollars to use independent servers that don't work for a well.

Summary

Bottom line, save your money for Camfrog has little to offer in the way of chat rooms that function adequately. Most of the independent rooms have very few people since the majority of people utilize its flagship program called Paltalk; The number one alternative to CB and Amateur Radio worldwide.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1.146
Version 6.1.146: IM History and the IM Catcher are now available for free Camfrog users. We have fixed a bug that caused IM history to disappear for some users. Right click a remote video window and choose "Close all remote video windows but this one". Users can now clear their nickname login list.
General
Publisher Camshare
Publisher web site http://www.camfrog.com
Release Date August 24, 2011
Date Added August 24, 2011
Version 6.1.146
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.28MB
File Name camfrog.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 99,269,803
Downloads Last Week 11,170
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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