oCam

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 31 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    113.0
  • Total Downloads:
    77,083
  • Date Added:
    May 13, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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oCam captures and records onscreen images and video and audio. One advantage it offers over other free screen capture utilities is the ability to choose codecs from a toolbar menu. It has a two-part interface, consisting of a main screen and a green-bordered capture area that you can drag to resize and place over the screen area you want to record.

Pros

Recording: We could record video and audio or just video. The ability to record audio makes it easy to narrate or annotate onscreen activity, or you can skip the audio and add your own soundtrack later.

Options: Plenty of options make oCam easy to customize. Some examples: Watermarks, Languages, Hotkeys, and Mouse Effect, as well as video settings such as Timelimit. Encoding options include multi-core processing, audio bit rate, and encoder thread count (an experimental feature).

External codecs: In addition to oCam's built-in codecs, you can specify external codecs, including a page of codecs recommended by the developer.

Cons

Documentation: Onscreen documentation seems machine-translated, or partly so, and barely intelligible in places. The ads by Google take up a lot of screen space and get in the way of the documentation, too.

Missing window: After closing oCam, the screen capture window disappeared. Clicking Capture produced an awkward error message: "Not found the record target window."

Bottom Line

While oCam has some advantages, its balky capture window and nonsensical instructions dampen our enthusiasm. Still, it's worth a try.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Good for quick recording"

April 13, 2015  |  By mb208

 |  Version: oCam 101.0

Pros

Records in mp4 format with low file size. Quickly enables you to view and rename recordings in folder. Choice of sound inputs and video codecs to record. You can re-size the record screen by dragging. Quality of recordings is pretty good despite low file size. Can now pause and restart recordings on the fly.

Cons

Advertisements appear on the control console and IE is now forced open to show an ad when you close the app. Really annoying and no way to get rid of it.

Summary

One of the best screen recorders, especially if you want low file sizes, but spoiled by forced ads.

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4 stars

"Seems ok to me :)"

February 05, 2015  |  By ClissaT

 |  Version: oCam 67.0

Pros

worked the way it said. Very easy & intuitive. I'm using W7 64bit. Haven't found any malware yet. It recorded every aspect of the test vids including the lags & jerks due to my slow web connection.
Sound was good.

Cons

can't find any yet but only run it for 2x 5min youtube vids as a practise run before recording 60min webinar tomorrow night. Instructions on oCam website says there is an OPTIONS section but it doesn't seem to be in the freeware.
I did have a small heart attack when the downloader/installer software from Download.com didn't give me any option to untick any sort of added malware, but none seems to have lodged on my pc.
it records all cursor activity so be careful not to run the cursor across the recording window unless you actually want it to show!

Summary

All good so far! :)

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1 stars

"Used to be good."

December 27, 2014  |  By robertsaint

 |  Version: oCam 45.0

Pros

Produced good quality mp4

Cons

Now has adverts downloading to user interface while in use.

Summary

Gone forever-Tragic.

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1 stars

"Great program ruined by spyware"

May 26, 2014  |  By anagrammar

 |  Version: oCam 22.0

Pros

If you don't mind being spied on, this program works well and is easy to use.

Cons

See the review by "CPU-MD". They got it right. If you block this program's ability to "phone home" it won't even open. If you decide you don't care be careful to un-check the browser hijacker they try to sneak in right at the end of the installation.

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1 stars

"Worked great until the latest update"

March 24, 2014  |  By AZTLAN312

 |  Version: oCam 21.0

Pros

Free
Easy to use

Cons

Update basically ruined the program completely. You are now presented with in app ads which where NOT there before and the sound does not work. I've used this on a Windows XP machine and a Win7 now for the last two years and this is the first time I've had to deal with this. I don't like, wait let me correct that, I HATE programs and apps that push ads through the same app or program. I don't use any application that uses those means to make an app free. Its a perfect way to get malware and spyware. Another thing that I noticed with the update installer is that it now changes your home page to something else, even though it does provide a box to un-check and keep the app from changing your home page, it is very small and the average user will likely miss it and be met with a surprise next time they open a browser!

Summary

Not what it used to be, not by a LONG shot. I despise applications that shove ads to your face by doing in app ads. I could deal with a little hickup with the updates and I can use other programs in the mean time, I Picked this one because of its ease of use but now I'm done. I'm uninstalling and will look back some time in the distant future to see if its fixed although its unlikely I'll ever use it again.

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1 stars

"Can't Find Common Files Directory (Windows 8.1)"

February 20, 2014  |  By PC_Hamster

 |  Version: oCam 18.5

Pros

Don't know. Can't Get It To Install.

Cons

Can't Get It To Install is one

Summary

HOW IS IT a program is developed A YEAR AFTER THE WINDOWS 8 ROLLOUT (And SEVERAL years after the rollout of Windows 7) that some companies & developers STILL don't know that 64 Bit operating systems have THEIR OWN directories for PROGRAM FILES & COMMON FILES & ITS ALL DIFFERENT ???

Is it these people just don't bother to learn ?? Or do they somehow think THE WORLD is THEIR SCIENCE LAB RAT ?? Maybe it's BOTH ???

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1 stars

"Malware in disguise"

January 11, 2014  |  By Dusk13

 |  Version: oCam 16.0

Pros

easy to use, light interface

Cons

It installed some really nasty malware that bogged my pc down by constantly downloading spyware. eventually it started crashing my system.

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2 stars

"Great Program for Video Capture almost! See the summary"

January 08, 2014  |  By CPU-MD

 |  Version: oCam 16.0

Pros

Quick to install and use
Easy to start capturing screen activity or video on screen
Its Free

Cons

Every time you launch the program it "Phones Home"
If you do not have a network connection it will not work.
If you block traffic to and from OHSOFT.NET it detects that and will not run.

Summary

I downloaded version 13 and had it running on my Windows 8 box just fine for months. I have now upgraded to my computer to Windows 8.1 and today when I went to use it OCam, it forced a download of version 16 that crashed multiple times. It now no longer runs as it is triggering windows security alerts (maybe due to the software phoning home) or is it spying on you? Don't believe me? On a your Windows computer edit your "%windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" file and set ohsoft.net to resolve to localhost (Add a line at the bottom of the file with "127.0.0.1 ohsoft.net") and try to run the program. It pops up a message once or twice, telling you "Windows Hosts file tampering detected" and exits the program. I would have given this five stars but now it only deserves 2. Its a great video capture program but if you can't trust what else it is capturing...

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5 stars

"Fab freeware better than many pricey competitors."

January 08, 2014  |  By GATOR-HATER

 |  Version: oCam 16.0

Pros

Very sharp recording. I ran this on action scenes and oCam
produced a recording free of blurs with excellent color. Could not
buy better. And the video was instantly produced, just stop the
recording and bam! you have your video. It also offers an
adjustable capture area as well as many different codecs so you
should a find a working codec for virtually any purpose.

Cons

oCam does not offer a pause button.

Some have noted oCam does not offer an editing option. True, but
it does not offer itself as an editor, just a screen capture and,
at that, it's tops in my book.

Summary

I don't think oCam can be beaten for freeware. And as for screen
recorders that come with a price tag, many thanks to member
free_usa_shipping who reviewed Screencast-O-Matic Premium and
revealed even though (s)he had paid for Screencast-O-Matic (s)he
had discontinued using it in favor of oCam.

Try oCam before you buy another screen recorder. This fine bit of
freeware probably has everything you need.

And sincere thanks to Oh!Soft.

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5 stars

"Excellent screen video recording"

December 31, 2013  |  By glebrok

 |  Version: oCam 16.0

Pros

Easy to use, easy to resize capture area to just where you want. No limit to video length (well, I think 4g, but that's way more than I need!) Small intuitive GUI, quality is excellent, just what I wanted after rtmpexplorer wouldn't work on my system and applian replay video capture couldn't find the area I wanted to record.

Cons

None. I think it tried to install a homepage or some other ad thing, but you'll almost always have that with freeware. Just uncheck boxes.

Summary

Highly recommend. And this software is not a trial, works perfectly out of the box.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 113.0
Version 113.0:
  • Windows 10 insider preview support
  • Add an option to save the file names in a variety of formats
  • Improved compatibility GTA5 game record
  • Origins game recording compatibility improvements
  • When not recording, so that changes can not pause shortcut works
General
Publisher Ohsoft
Publisher web site http://ohsoft.net
Release Date May 13, 2015
Date Added May 13, 2015
Version 113.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.38MB
File Name oCam_v113.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 77,083
Downloads Last Week 887
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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