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Giveaway of the day — The Video Diary

The Video Diary: your very own video journal software. It is better than text journal and better than audio journal. Just because it is video. The only thing you need is a webcam.
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The Video Diary was available as a giveaway on February 22, 2009!

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The Video Diary: your very own video journal software. It is better than text journal and better than audio journal. Just because it is video. The only thing you need is a webcam.

You can treat it like a personal journal to record your thoughts and observations. You can use it to measure progress in a particular area. The possibilities are limited only by your whims…

The Video Diary has simple and intuitive user interface, various recording options and actually everything you need to keep a diary. You can easy capture, comment, save, watch videos and keep them organized by date.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/Vista; Windows Media codecs; a web-camera





File Size:

4.07 MB



Comments on The Video Diary

Nice Program Thank You GAOTD
Have yet to use it, but it installed easy and activated just fine
From the looks of it. I think it will be a fine program.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  Feb 22nd, 2009 at 08:36 am
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Can anybody please explain why one would need such a software?
Apart from publisher's own description!

Reply   |   Comment by ssj  –  Feb 22nd, 2009 at 08:57 am
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The Good
* Nice clean interface.
* Very simple to use and straightforward.
* You can add comments to your videos.
* Records video and audio perfectly.
* Video journal entries are nicely organized.

The Bad
* Saves recorded videos in WMV format only.
* "Exporting Journal Video" is not natively supported.
* Uses up more then a decent amount of computer resources.
* Initially the program refused to detect my camera.
* No password protection.
* Only meant for single user use - no profiles feature.

Registration and installation
Went fine on Vista Home Premium 32-bit.

Free Alternatives
Every computer/camera comes with a program that allows you to record video. You can make adhoc journals using that program - just record what you want, and title your journal as you would title journal entries. The only thing you would be missing when compared to The Video Diary is the ability to add comments and a nice organizational structure.

The Video Diary is a simple program that deserves a thumbs up. It has a nice clean interface, and is point and click when it comes to creating journal entries. However, there are a few draw backs to this program, as I mentioned above, with the biggest ones being no password protection and being able to only save in WMV format; however as per the method I described above, you can use AxCrypt to create adhoc security of your journal entries and use FormatFactory to convert to other video formats until the developer adds in these features. The Video Journal is a keeper for people who want to make video journals.

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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  Feb 22nd, 2009 at 09:20 am
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