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Webcam Desktop Theater

By Kaxy Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

The trial version of Webcam Desktop Theater has five minutes at a time to compel you to register, so it works its charms quickly. You can view a Webcam thumbnail by double-clicking its name in the list. To see one at full size, click once on the thumbnail. You can zoom that main view up to five times its actual size. With a name, the URL, and a refresh rate, you can add your own Webcams. Even when the trial times out, the program remembers your changes to the list.

The controls are simple. You add Webcams to the list with the green plus-sign button and delete them with the green minus-sign button. The document icon lets you edit a Webcam's properties. The red X on the main control panel closes all open Webcams, while the one below each thumbnail will close the camera. The blue arrow forces a refresh. Memory consumption ran about 12MB with 10 thumbnails and one main camera view. The demo crashed frequently, including every time we hit the Save Image button in the main window. Despite stability issues, Webcam Desktop Theater will give home users an enjoyable way to watch the world.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added August 12, 2004
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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Total Downloads 30,405
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Developer's Description

Webcam Desktop Theater is a fun program for viewing the endless amounts of live Webcams online today. Popular interests and practical uses include geography lessons, viewing scenic vistas, video chatting, adult behavior, traffic monitoring, spying, surveillance, and home security.