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Webcam Video Capture

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  • Date Added:
    Jan. 09, 2013
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    Free to try (15-day trial); $9.95 to buy (Buy it now)

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As Webcam Video Capture name suggests, it offers users a means to capture video and save it to their computer. As the old adage goes, seeing is believing, which is why we've seen such an abundance of screen-capture tools. But what if you want to capture video instead of a static picture? Sadly, however, in practice, we found it clunky to use and glitchy to the point that it crashed on us, requiring reinstallation.

Webcam Video Capture's user interface is small and seemingly straightforward at first glance. Buttons labeled New Session, Record, Stop, Play, Settings, Help, and Support line the top of the window. Quick links at the bottom of the window, which can also be accessed via menus at the top of the window, let you apply more advanced settings to your video captures. For our first round, we went straight to YouTube.

We selected a video from the site and while it was playing, we clicked Record, but the program didn't start recording right away; instead, a window popped up that gave us directions for recording the video. We had to click on the pointer and then drag and drop it onto the video, then click a different Record button -- and in the process missed the exact footage we wanted to capture. Our computer froze for a few seconds, but eventually the program successfully saved the video as an AVI file, which we were able to play in Windows Media Player.

We noticed that the video didn't contain sound, so we paid a visit to the online Help file to figure out why. Right away we found the answer, or so we thought. The directions told us to go to a menu option that was named differently in the actual program. Still, we were able to figure out where to go and enable the audio capture capability. For our second round, we tried to capture the same video, but doing so caused our browser to crash, and then we couldn't get the program to run again and had to uninstall and reinstall it. After all was said and done, we found Webcam Video Capture's performance too inconsistent to make it a keeper. We also prefer more precise capture capabilities with our video capture tools. For that reason, we recommend you skip this one.

Webcam Video Capture comes as a ZIP file and requires you to enter an e-mail address for registration. It installs cleanly, but leaves a folder behind upon removal.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Webcam Video Capture 7.0.

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2 stars


October 21, 2015

2015-10-21 09:17:49

 |  Version: Webcam Video Capture 7.0


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Well, I didn't find any cons in, you have to dig a lot to find a con.

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1 stars

"Misleading Title"

July 02, 2013  |  By ChristopherBurkhouse

2013-07-02 22:42:50  |  By ChristopherBurkhouse

 |  Version: Webcam Video Capture 7.0


The program is great with Screen Capture, and simple to install.


The software does not record webcam, despite it's name... "webcam video capture."


The idea behind this program is that it does not capture video from webcams, but rather captures your SCREEN. The name comes from being able to record something on your screen, so if you have something which plays live FROM your webcam, this will record that part of your screen. Very misleading. Why not just call this screen recorder? I don't know. Please re-name or specify! I have no webcam player so need one!

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1 stars

"webcam? where"

March 20, 2013  |  By kingj0n

2013-03-20 02:03:46  |  By kingj0n

 |  Version: Webcam Video Capture 7.0


Small file


Setting a screen capture doesn't work, it will always crash.
I guess it doesn't work with Win8?

No "webcam" recording


I wanted to record what my WEBCAM is viewing.
I got this because that's what the name of this software was.

Overall, it pretty much sucked. I have no idea what the other people are talking about, as they are used to junk crap.

Installed for 5-10 mins tops. Uninstalled right after as it was just a waste of time.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.0
Now you can get two licenses for 9.95$
Publisher Webcam Simulator
Publisher web site
Release Date November 25, 2012
Date Added January 09, 2013
Version 7.0
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.91MB
File Name wvcsetup.exe
Total Downloads 753,418
Downloads Last Week 256
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $9.95

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