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Falco Watcher 1.2 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Falco Watcher 1.2

Falco Watcher allows you to observe by WEB-Camera.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 279 (22%) 1008 (78%) 68 comments

Falco Watcher 1.2 was available as a giveaway on May 27, 2009!

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Convert media among various video formats.

Falco Watcher allows you to observe by WEB-Camera.

You can save with motion detector then view it, convert to AVI file. Very useful when you are out of home and want to see for your children.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Publisher:

Falco Software

Homepage:

http://www.falcoware.com/FalcoWatcher.php

File Size:

797 KB

Price:

$29.95

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#68

Fubar @ #61, You said a mouthful brother! Only it took me about 10 minutes to find/remember the flaw in Windows 7 that made me go back to Vista.
It refuses to hold my window & icon size settings, just like the beta version did. ie: In my pictures folder at my user account, I want large icons for display ib the pictures/wallpapers only. But, when i set those to large & back out, all sub folders are also large icons.
It won't hold my control panel/classic view window size or the icon size of whats displayed there. Thats why Windows 7 beta lasted a week & thats why I went back to Vista Ultimate x64 on this drive today! So far, I'm sorry I bothered with the PC version.Maybe after it's release & it's SP-1 has followed, I'll try it again. But we all know Microsoft & I'm positive Windows 7 Ultimate will be expensive!

Reply   |   Comment by who said that  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#67

I tried it on XP sp.2 and it instoled and registered fine,but the picture was too grany so I un-pluged the usb and my computer crashed.I got a blue screen and then it went to the "fail?" screen.I'm on a different computer now because I told it yes to fail and now it`s brokeded it`s self. :( help me un fail it!

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#66

PROS: installed on Vista Ultimate 32 bit. Did what it was supposed to do.

CONS: Grainy, Only one size and res. Very limited.

Reply   |   Comment by jempetts  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

I have Windows XP SP3. When I installed this and ran it I received the TODO error also. Not good, tsk tsk tsk.

Reply   |   Comment by noaquie  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#64

Why would one need this program? Most web cams and surveillance system have motion detection built in as a feature. Just activate it and you are done. No need to download an iffy third party app to do it. Saves disk space and time. Why re-invent the wheel?? Thanks, but no thanks on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Ed Teach  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#63

Does not run on my new Vista-64 machine either. Same error message as John.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike-China  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#62

there are more free good reliable softwares.My vote is not positive...
rowdy

Reply   |   Comment by rowdy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#61

Simple but what to do with .FAW files?
What programs could play them ? How to convert do avi (any sotware )?
I'm sure there is something bether somewhwere.

Reply   |   Comment by HR  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#60

Wont work. Every time I try to run it, it says something like, Yoto has stopped workingm, Windows is tryint to work out a solution. Thubms down!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

#42, freeme, it's not the "full Windows 7", it's the Release Candidate, which I downloaded when it first became available. While it will upgrade from Vista, a clean install will be required for the released version. Ultimately, I would need to do a clean install anyway, because my computer came with 32-bit Vista but supports 64-bit, which I definitely want to upgrade to. Although I can obtain a beta version of my security software which supports Win7 RC (I won't use an OS without top-notch security software), I'm not willing to use a Microsoft RC OS as my primary OS. Other people's opinions of software stability and reliability mean nothing to me. Thanks to Bill Gates, software quality across the industry is so bad that if you haven't found a major bug within five minutes, you probably shouldn't be using computers.

As for Microsoft and DRM, that's nothing new, Vista is infested with it. Intellectual property theft, whether music, videos, or software, is a crime against producers and developers, and I fully support prosecution and whatever legal punishment that entails. US copyright law has both civil and criminal clauses. You yourself labeled such as "illegal copies" and "piracy" (an incorrect term, it's theft), and you're whining about having to face some consequences for your actions? Where were your parents? Copyright enforcement and DRM are two totally separate things. DRM is a crime against consumers, and should be treated as such under the law.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

If you just want basic webcam software that will stream, and is free, get http://www.yawcam.com/ it is very efficient, I use it all the time as a security system...stream 3 cams.

Reply   |   Comment by D Jones  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#57

Works fine on my XP pro but I downloaded the free trial first so that I had the proper dll files just in case it gave me a problem.

Reply   |   Comment by James Sees  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#56

I strongly recommend you do NOT leave your young children alone at home. Well, anywhere else for that matter. Still, there are uses for this, if it works, such as watching pets or property.

Happy Dae·

Reply   |   Comment by Dae Powell  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#55

I couldn't get the program to register. It opens with a simple window, no menu, no place to input the registration code...then when I closed it, it gave a "failed to create empty document" error message.

How and where do you input the registration code when there's absolutely NO visible place in the window to put it?

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#54

Another program that works really great. Free for personal use and for one camera, at www.webcamxp.com. Need DMZ (or port forward your DLS router or router) to the ip address of a computer the software is installed / running on. Supports many cameras including tilt, pan, zoom, motion.

Reply   |   Comment by Reggie  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

I just get a window that pops up with an empty drop down where I should (probably) have a list of cameras or be able to type in an IP address of one of my cameras. OK box is grayed out. When I close down I get an error message about not being able to create an empty document or some squeeze like that. Not worth it.
And whoever wrote it is definitely not a native English speaker.
Looks like a good concept with bad programming. Try again please.

Reply   |   Comment by HateIt  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

This program is pure crap,the software that came with my webcam is waaaay better than this, wouldn`t recommend it to anyone!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by kennet björäng  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#51

Very basic. no res support, and overall isn't that great. But it does what it says it will do so I won't bash on it there, so thumbs up for managing to do it's job.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#50

Downloaded and ran on my Win7 RC, but like everyone else, the software that came with my web came does circles around this, including motion detection. My web cam came from wal-mart 2 in a package for 19 bucks, They have great resolution and the Best ON webcam suite 2.0 works fine.

Thumbs down for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Bubba_in_NV  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#49

I have a four year old Logitech that does this already.

Reply   |   Comment by Talamasca  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#48

I didn't really care for this program.
Saves the files as .FAW, which is their format.
I've been using Dorgem for months, and I really like it.
It's free, and there is a good tutorial online for setting it up.
Here's the tutorial for Dorgem,
http://tinyurl.com/p3tgk7
or google "dorgem tutorial" and select the first link.

Reply   |   Comment by Fastrx8  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#47

AMATEURISH at this stage . propably verion 10 or so will be interesting . thanks anyway CAOTD and thanks also to # 27 cheers

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

@ 21 and others. I've used Willing Webcam from Willingsoftware for several years--no it's not free, but you DO get what you pay for. I have 3 cams serving 24/7 on my weather site, so reliability and functionality are important. I tested several webcam programs in my search--WW is the one I swear by--not at. But, if you don't need all those extra features like choosing specific areas on your screen to monitor for motion, FTP, HTTP, scheduling, time lapes, movies, etc., and just want to basically keep an eye on the house or kids, then todays offering may be the ticket. Remember, ALL software companies had to start somewhere...Anybody remember Windows version 1.0?

Reply   |   Comment by JV  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#45

That's funny. It installed perfectly fine in Linux with crossover.

Reply   |   Comment by applefox  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#44

Downloaded and installed fine. Software seemed very empty and hardly any features at all, needs a lot of work to it.

Thumbs down for me

Reply   |   Comment by Benjamin  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#43

Children should be seen not heard ... I see my children enough.I belive they are responsible enough , I dont need to spy on them.Yeah the broken english did it for me. Thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by Phillip Spitzer  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#42

"Windows is checking for a solution to the problem…"

Isn't this kind of a contradiction in terms? Seems to me Windows creates more than it fixes while Gates gets richer.

Anyway, with all of the previous posts not looking so great, I think I will pass on this.

Reply   |   Comment by gmkahuna  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#41

#38 Windows 7 has been available for download for about 2 months now to registered owners of Vista. It is the full Windows 7, installs over vista and later gives you the option to remove Vista files completely or backup encase you want to revert back to Vista.

Be warned that some older programs that work in Vista with tweaking do not work at all in 7. Also 7 has way more homing pigeons (calling home) so if you download things like songs and movies you'd be better off staying away from 7 until you decide to go legal.

Remember there has been a committee formed that involves Sony, Microsoft, Toshiba, HP, and several other hollywood tycoons to fight against piracy in the entertainment and computer industries. Microsoft is working with the interests of those large conglomerates to find ways to bite the masses who participate in any and all downloading of illegal copies.

Reply   |   Comment by freeme  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#40

Not ready for production. The idea is good, but the software needs a lot of work.

Reply   |   Comment by freeme  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#39

Installed on my other computer and it wouldnt register. I got error "Can not find empty document" Then I got another error "TODO has stopped working. I figured I'd try rebooting. It took forever for windows to close down. Now I'm stuck with an empty desktop screen.
The program locked my computer up. Tomorrow when I wake up I'll wait for the reboot to start and try safe mode to remove this piece of crap.
Beware. This is hell to register. On XP pro amd might cause your computer to crash. It worked on Ultimate fine. But I still removed it.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#38

Can't get the program to load on xp home. I get the properties screen initially, but it won't allow me to enter a camera, which is evidentally required.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve20491  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#37

Here's another giveaway--Microsoft finally released Vista SP2. I wish they'd get Windows 7 out the door.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#36

Win XP SP3 works fine for me. In fact it is a great simple little program. Thanks Guys for a useful little program.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Creek  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#35

Hi Guys if You Wanna Use This Program On Vista Then Use Compatability Mode (WINDOWS XP (SP2)) , Benjamin Gwynn

Reply   |   Comment by Benjamin Gwynn  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

Installed without any problem for me on XP (with Logicam webcam) and runs really nicely when set at the highest quality (but creates big files of course). No Help information but it was not too hard to figure out how it works. Also a slightly alarming message about ssdshow (a codec I discovered which seems benign) which I accepted. I think this is a great freebie and now I just need to find something to use it on. Many thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

both my web-cam's software has motion detection support.

Reply   |   Comment by stainless  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#32

VLC is free. It won't do motion detection right out of thebox, but capturing is easy, and you can transmit over IP, so you can watch remotely.

Reply   |   Comment by Adam G  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#31

You can change the resoltion clicking right mouse event on the cameras window and press Camera Pin...or Filter...

Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by xxx  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#30

I've been using a FREE program that snaps pictures from the WebCam into JPG files. Simple, tiny, and amazing software.

Look for Surveillance Scan II on this page:
http://www.baxtrom.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Sam  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#29

#20, ddrnlysname, you're a spammer. Not sure about #10, Sylar, at least he/she tried this and didn't claim AVS software was free.

#21, dr vajra, there are endless webcam motion detection apps, use Google. One that works better than most is PY Software Active WebCam, which has different prices depending upon how many features you want (you need at least the Pro version for motion detection). I haven't found any that are great.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#28

To whoever recommended AVS software: Do a little research on it & you just might find it's known to contain adware/spyware. Besides that, it's not open source freeware, it's shareware & you will have to pay for it. Personally, I wouldn't give $5, no less what they want for it.
Todays offer is truly a garbage, not ready for prime time program. Not even worth thr time to try it then remove it. God only knows what it will leave behind unless you feed it to Revo!

Reply   |   Comment by who aid that  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#27

Yawcam features:
.: Video streaming
.: Image snapshots
.: Built-in webserver
.: Motion detection
.: Ftp-upload
.: Text and image overlays
.: Password protection
.: Online announcements for communities
.: Scheduler for online time
.: Multi languages

Reply   |   Comment by Marc  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)
#26

Yawcam is a free alternative for those having problems:

http://www.yawcam.com/

No idea if it works on Vista or not.

Reply   |   Comment by Marc  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
#25

Very easy installation and activation. Must commend you on this. Luckily also uninstall very easy. I'll commend you even more on this.
Wow...just wow...do they really expect anybody to pay for an app like this?
Took me about 2 minutes to find AMCAP on google. Much better!

Reply   |   Comment by Evert  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#24

When I download a program I find as much information as I can about the subject as to make an informed decsision. This product though free comes with little to no information plus the little description that it has, "You can save with motion detector then view it, convert to AVI file. Very useful when you are out of home and want to see for your children." I don't even know what this means. Does it mean parents can spy on kids?!? A thumbs down from me for an utter lack of information anywhere.

~Inspired

Reply   |   Comment by Inspired  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#23

No interest in this program but for those on Vista encountering problems it may need Data Execution Prevention (DEP) set to allow.
If you don't know how to do that click on help. Enter DEP & follow the directions.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#22

Active webcam - can use multi cameras, up to 30fps, stream video though server,motion detector, date/time stamp.
I'll stick with this thx.

Reply   |   Comment by Gavin Low  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#21

This is so bad, I'm not going to waste much time describing what it's supposed to do. It did install and run on Vista 32-bit with my expensive but crappy Logitech webcam, with 2 megapixel video. You select whether to store video to files always, using motion detection (you're supposed to be able to display an icon or something while motion detection is active, but that doesn't work), or don't store (stop, or just display live). It's not an Internet app. On Vista, the files will be in your VirtualStore. The conversion to AVI resulted in huge and useless files, probably because of the 2 MP resolution video. It does play back its own non-AVI recordings, which are organized in folders by date. Skip this, at least there was something useful yesterday for those who needed it and could use it (although I didn't need it, it was probably the only good giveaway this year).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
#20

I wish there was better description about this program. In the website, it says :"You can save with motion detector then view it, convert to AVI file.".

It doesn't say how it is done, i.e. how the motion detector is connected to the system, which kind of motion detector etc.

It seems to be a great idea to record only when motion is detected, but alas, there is no further description.

Is there any other program which can do similar recording by motion detection?

Thanks.
drvajra

Reply   |   Comment by dr vajra  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#19

Great, it works well. But I like this Free Video Recodrder. Transfer video from DV and VHS cams to hard drive and create home video DVDs. Capture video from WEB cameras. Encode video directly to MPEG-2 instead of native hardware uncompressed video format and save free space on your computer.

Reply   |   Comment by ddrnlysname  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-69)
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