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Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.0

Now you can get two licenses for 9.95$

General

Publisher Webcam Simulator
Publisher web site http://www.WebcamSimulator.com
Release Date November 25, 2012
Date Added January 09, 2013
Version 7.0

Category

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

Popularity

Total Downloads 772,111
Downloads Last Week 48

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $9.95
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