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Webcamoid – full featured webcam application

Webcamoid is a simple, but versatile open source webcam suite for picture and video capture.

The application provides a good set of features.

The software is written in C++ and Qt 5.

Features include:

  • Take pictures and record videos with the webcam.
  • Manages multiple webcams.
  • Custom controls for each webcam.
  • +60 effects available including ASCII art, aging, black & white, blur, broken TV, cartoon, cinema, color filter, color matrix transform, color from palette, convolve matrix, delay grab, denoise, dice, distort, dithering, edge detection, emboss, equalize, face detection, false color, fire, HSL transform, hypnotic, implode, invert, kung fu master, life game, matrix, matrix transform, nervous, normalize, oil paint, photocopy, pixelate, primaries colors, psychedelic, quark, radioactivity, replace color, scan lines, stoned, swirl, temperature, vignette, warhol, warp, water, and wave.
  • Use custom network and local files as capture devices.
  • Desktop recording.
  • Take photos.
  • Adjust option enables configuring your device, adjusting the resolution, frame rate, brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness, gamma, white balance and more.
  • Wide range of recording formats are available:
    • Apple HTTP Live Streaming;
    • ASF (Advanced / Active Streaming Format);
    • AVI (Audio Video Interleaved);
    • DV (Digital Video);
    • FFM (AVserver live feed);
    • FLV (Flash Video);
    • GXF (General eXchange Format);
    • iPod H.264 MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14);
    • ISMV/ISMA (Smooth Streaming);
    • Matroska;
    • MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3);
    • MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14);
    • MPEG-1 Systems / MPEG program stream;
    • MPEG-2 PS (DVD VOB);
    • MPEG-2 PS (SVCD);
    • MPEG-2 PS (VOB);
    • MPEG-TS (MPEG-2 Transport Stream);
    • MXF (Material eXchange Format);
    • NUT;
    • Ogg;
    • PSP MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14);
    • QuickTime / MOV;
    • RealMedia;
    • SWF (ShockWave Flash);
    • WebM.
  • Custom streams, including videos (local and remote) and IP cameras (mms, rtsp, etc).
  • Support for ALSA, OSS, JACK, and QAudio.
  • Virtual webcam support for feeding other programs. A virtual webcam is a program that creates interfaces that other programs can detect and interact as if they were a real webcam hardware, creating fake devices nodes.
  • Plugins.
  • Translated to many languages including Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
  • AppImage support.

Support: Wiki, GitHub
Developer: Gonzalo Exequiel Pedone
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


Webcamoid is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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