ManyCam

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 704 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.80
  • Total Downloads:
    26,699,806
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 02, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    212.8KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,498
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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Say you use both ICQ and Camfrog for video chat, and you'd like to keep both open at the same time. That doesn't sound like an unreasonable request, but your Webcam may feel differently about it. Don't argue with it; download ManyCam. This free app replicates your camera signal and feeds it to any and all of your video chat apps simultaneously. It starts automatically with your Webcam when you start your chat app, and it feeds streams to new apps as you open them. No more conflicts, at least with your Webcam (your cranky uncle is your problem). ManyCam works with most clients.

ManyCam is mostly automatic in setup; we knew the program was configured when we saw our Webcam feed in ManyCam's Live Studio Mode display. ManyCam's user interface is anchored by a Firefox-style start button that opens an extensive main menu (including Help file) plus a tabbed toolbar with entries for Video, Audio, and more. Under the Audio and Video tabs we found submenus for configuring Effects and Sources as well as extras such as playlists, text over video, draw over video, and camera and screen effects. ManyCam does more than replicate your video stream: it also includes lots of great audio and video effects that you can apply, such as ridiculously addictive cartoon eyes in the Face Accessories as well as Objects, Filters, and Background Effects like flames. A series of thumbnail previews help you choose effects. ManyCam's integrated Image Settings use sliders to adjust color balance.

We clicked Sources to configure ManyCam with our chat apps. The program correctly identified our camera's specs, but we could change it to other sources, such as Movies, Still Images, and even our Desktop. Changing sources is easy; for example, we quickly browsed to an image file and selected it as our source display -- a handy feature for voice chat since you can display a logo, playlist, and more when you can't use video (or prefer not to). Best of all, we could keep multiple chat apps up and running with our current feed. ManyCam handled it all and then some.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.2

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    out of 704 votes

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2 stars

"frustrating"

February 11, 2013  |  By fannyfernackerpanz

 |  Version: ManyCam 3.0.80

Pros

it's mildly amusing to play with the effects and take snaps of yourself

Cons

There is a huge problem as it will not record sounds so if you want to upload a video onto youtube and say something, or make a video blog, you'll capture the video but it'll be silent.

Summary

hundreds of thousands of people have issues with sound recording with manycam. A google search shows this and there is apparently no resolution. I've spent 2 days trying one thing and another all to no avail. The best part of manycam for me will be uninstalling it!

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4 stars

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September 13, 2012  |  By luyichen

 |  Version: ManyCam 3.0.80

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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2 stars

"Fails to recognize USB video capture devices."

August 26, 2012  |  By onecubicmile

 |  Version: ManyCam 3.0.80

Pros

Has potential to be a really great software but was not compatible with 100% of my video equipment.

Cons

Fails to recognize USB analog capture devices, no workarounds, no online help, manual is vague and incomplete. Unstable for pro webcasting.

Summary

I liked the features and would have considered buying but it was frustrating to keep seeing the same "can't not connect" message over and over with no suggestions for a workaround.

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3 stars

"For me the fixes aint getting fixed"

July 27, 2012  |  By ST*

 |  Version: ManyCam 3.0.80

Pros

Still free and watermark can be disabled

Cons

Still some media files that will not play such as .mkv

Summary

The last 2 updates have have caused me more issues and manycam locks up on me quite often so I have went back to useing Webcam Max.

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1 stars

"Great if it works."

July 10, 2012  |  By iHamtaro

 |  Version: ManyCam 3.0.80

Pros

It will open about one out of every twenty tries.

Cons

It is slow to open
It uses around 400mb of RAM
It almost always force closes
Constantly returns errors
It makes my new computer amazingly slow
It freezes my entire computer

Summary

This application worked for about half an hour. After that, it returned error messages almost non stop. If the program opens(rarely), it has to be force closed in the task manager. It has completely frozen my computer countless times, to the point where ctrl-alt-delete doesn't even work. I am pretty computer savvy, but I can't get this software to work. I have tried compatibility mode, I have tried re-installing, I have restarted, I have done everything I can think of because I really want this software to work. I just don't understand how a program like this can use 400mb of ram as soon as it starts up. I have 4 small pictures imported into it, and it should at least be able to open those. I have to open task manager before I open this application, so I can force close it before it freezes my entire computer.

I have given this application the benefit of the doubt for too long. I wish it worked.
I am using windows 7 home premium 64bit with an intel core i5 processor.
I noticed that it opens in the notifications menu after one click, but if you drag the cursor over it without clicking, it disappears. After only one click, one icon with the manycam logo shows up in the notification menu, accompanied by around 40 unknown icons that also disappear if you drag the cursor over them.

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5 stars

"AWESOME program & FREE"

July 10, 2012  |  By MagicBartender

 |  Version: ManyCam 3.0.80

Pros

EVERYTHING about it is great & it keeps getting better

Cons

Be careful if you don't want the ASK toolbar!

Summary

EVERYTHING you can need for you webCam & easy to use!

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4 stars

"A very good all round piece of software"

July 10, 2012  |  By frankturner

 |  Version: ManyCam 3.0.80

Pros

Apart from the main one of being free it does the job that it is advertised to do exremely well. Have used ManyCam for several years even on my old laptop using Windows XP, now running a 64bit machine with Windows 7 MantCam through all of the major improvements continues to function without failure.

Cons

scannot think of any major problems in using and installing the many new versions through the years of use.

Summary

one of the very good pieces of freeware available

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5 stars

"Manycam has always served me well!"

July 06, 2012  |  By RUupTOit

 |  Version: ManyCam 3.0.80

Pros

I can't remember exactly when I downloaded Manycam for the first time. It was on my XP machine and now after 2 1/2 years on my Windows 7 machine I couldn't be happier with it. I have used 4 webcams with Manycam and the cameras all improved in several ways. I realize it is the special effects that get the most headlines... I seldom use them though, if ever. These are the things I like.

Video source lists all cameras as well as my TV/video and I select which I want to broadcast. It can be my live web cam, A video I have on my hard drive, a still photo or even a full motion picture if it is on my computer. With the newer versions of Manycam I can have up to 4 video source playing on the split screen simultaneously.

The resolution can be set as high as 1280 x 960 even if the cameras own software could not produce such HD out put.

Colors, Brightness and saturation are fully adjustable

Cons

The only con I have is not with Manycam, it is the programs cnet wants me to install when installing Manycam. I realize cnet has to pay the bills, I only wish there was a better selection of programs to choose from.

Summary

This is a very good program.

The camera's original software still functions along side Manycam. For example, use your camera software to zoom to the maximum then use Manycam to zoom even more.

HD audio is there as well.

It works with every site I have used it on and there are a lot of them. You can also use Manycam to record audio/video as well as snapshot photos.

I have tried other webcam software but Manycam has always pulled out ahead.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.80
Version 3.0.80 fixes a problem that caused some users to have problems broadcasting on some Flash sites.
General
Publisher ManyCam
Publisher web site http://www.manycam.com
Release Date June 29, 2012
Date Added July 02, 2012
Version 3.0.80
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 212.8KB
File Name ManyCamWebInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,699,806
Downloads Last Week 4,498
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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