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Giveaway of the day — ScreenCamera

ScreenCamera is a virtual camera to share your screen activity via any video conference/chat application!
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User rating: 239 (58%) 174 (42%) 64 comments

ScreenCamera was available as a giveaway on December 9, 2009!

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ScreenCamera is a virtual camera for your desktop and a webcam multiplier. It turns any video/chat application into a screencast solution. It allows you to send video of any selected area on your screen, any selected application window, your entire desktop, or you can even choose to follow your mouse pointer as you move around the screen.

If you have a webcam you can connect it through ScreenCamera and use it on multiple applications simultaneously. ScreenCamera works with Skype, UStream, Justin.tv, AIM, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, PalTalk, CamFrog, Stickam... You name it.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista

Publisher:

PCWinSoft Systems Ltd.

Homepage:

http://www.pcwinsoft.com/ScreenCamera/index.asp

File Size:

6.14 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#64

Good:
1.connect with many tools,such as msn,yahoo
2.capture any picture or video screen.

Reply   |   Comment by dvdrippermac  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Well .. I guess I will be uninstalling this program. I downloaded it on the day of the offering onto my Vista machine. I ran setup and activate as administrator prior to running the program. I didn't have time to go into it until today and now I'm finding out it is in TRIAL mode and tells me I have 13 days left. Too bad though, I thought it was a handy program to have.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#62

Sorry! When I tried to do the Setup it asked me to change the Display settings at the Control Panel into 32 bit and I have only 16 or 24. I know I know, its time to upgrade my PC system after some 8 odd years on XP and with just 720 MB RAM I was a happy camper but its getting now rather problematic. Every little 6 MB app. gives me headaches to install.
Sorry Alex Ferri, sorry me, would've liked to have this little devil....

Reply   |   Comment by Purrete  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#61

Have tried to install several times on my XP SP3. At the end of installation, I get an error message that says "ScreenCamera driver is not currently installed! Run ScreenCamera installer to install the driver". The program will open but will not record.
I uninstalled and went in and changed my settings to auto accept all driver installation attempts. This didn't help--same result.
Any ideas? I'd like to get this software--would be pretty useful to me.

Reply   |   Comment by tommur  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#60

To Alex Feri,
it is a little bit late. I tried to install the software but I was unable to do that. I receive the following message.
Fehlercode: -5006 : 0x80070020
Fehlerinformationen:
>SetupNew\SetupDLL.cpp (841)
PAPP:ScreenCamera
PVENDOR:PCWinSoft Systems Ltd (http://www.pcwinsoft.com/)
PGUID:D47A18EF-38BC-4951-A344-9800D3BF4D53
$1.9.6.11PAK
@Windows XP Service Pack 2 (2600) BT_OTHER 1.0
Best
Suntsu33

Reply   |   Comment by Suntsu33  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#59

I have been looking for a program to just this for months. I wondered if it was possible to even use your active desktop as a webcam. AWESOME, now my only suggestion is to update the GUI with a little more shine!

Reply   |   Comment by Jonathan Yarbor  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#58

Hi


I just downloaded this but mine says its only a 21 day free trial? There's still 5 hours left so can someone help? I guess you have to put an activation key in, but it doesn't give me one :S

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Eff  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#57

This program is very cool. I like the way it shows the size of the window being created so I can make it 800 x 600 or whatever.
Thank you GOTD and PCWinSoft Systems.

Reply   |   Comment by IT3  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#56

Set it at 30 frames per second, and resulting video from a streaming site was to jerky to be usable. Uninstalled, and many files and reg entries remained. Had to restore from a backup to get drive back to normal.

Reply   |   Comment by Buzz  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#55

Tried to install ScreenCamera on my laptop running Win XP SP3 but could not get it to install and run. Checked Add/Remove programs but no ScreenCamera installed!

Reply   |   Comment by Woody  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#54

Just trying to answer some of your qeustions.

ScreenCamera runs on Windows 7, so that should not be a problem.

Infinity is probably happening because you are using the Aero theme.

The file tsbyuv.dll missing has nothing to do with ScreenCamera. If I record it well it is related to Toshiba, and you can find the file on the web.

I can't answer about the legal aspects of recording webinars. I guess that it is legal as long as you don't distribute the material.

'ScreenCamera IM Device' is now called 'ScreenCamera HR', and it is listed along with your Sound, Video and Game controllers on your Device Manager.

ScreenCamarea exe is called scrcam.exe so if your anti-virus is accusing scr.exe then you are correct to block as it may be a virus.

I hope I have answered to you all.

Regards,
Alex Ferri
PCWinSoft Systems Ltd
http://www.pcwinsoft.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Ferri  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#53

Fixed the audio problem myself ... rebooted and I could microphone appeared in audio source ... great software ...

Reply   |   Comment by Canuck  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#52

I downloaded (to a new directory in PROGRAM FILES) - and the zip had README, and the 2 EXE files SETUP and ACTIVATE...

I executed them both. But it was supposed to go to my desktop and I don't see it there, and I don't see how to execute.

Can anyone advise?

Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by ASK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I can't get the audio to work on Vista X64 ...

I went to the Settings Snap and Record and will no allow me to select the Audio Line ???

This entry is blank ...

What can I do to fix this ??

Reply   |   Comment by Canuck  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#50

I downloaded this software in hopes of recording video games, however ScreenCamera just wasn't up to it. My biggest problem with free software in general is quality, and I have to say, I was very impressed with this one. But the fastest it will record is 30 frames per second (which makes it look like a slide show). And the more FPS (frame per second) you choose to do, the slower everything else runs (as this uses alot of your computers attention). This makes for great software if your recording a how-to video on common, windowed, applications or something of the sort. But for gaming, I'll have to continue my search for good, free screen casting software. I also noticed that Audio was execlent quality as well. When I plugged my Mic in, it automaticly recorded from it (and with better resolution than I thought the mic was even capable of!). GREAT software, but I'm unintsalling it. Only reason; I wouldn't use it. Bottom line though, 5 Star! great quality, but not fluent enough for my tastes.
~PS: GAOTD users! If someone asks a question in the comments section and you know the answer, REPLY! And don't give negative scores to questions. Comments are as much about learning as they are about Teaching!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Jon B  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#49

hi again
can you tell me where to find "ScreenCamera IM Device".
thank you

Reply   |   Comment by sia  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#48

To: Alex Ferri

Would it be legal to use this software to capture full audio/video Internet "Webinars" (after paying the sponsor's fee, of course), so long as I'd only be using the copy to replay to myself and never to others???
Oftentimes, a Webinar sponsor will only permit their material to be viewed for a limited period of time, and only by signing in with username/password tandem...

Reply   |   Comment by Curious Solicitor  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#47

Re response #38

I would like to capture the full screen as shown in MSN with who I'm talking to filling the screen, and my webcam in the bottom right. Is there a way of doing this?

The reason I'm trying your product is to record MSN video chats. Please help me do this?

thx

Reply   |   Comment by CC  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

WinXP Pro SP3 Asus MB w/AMD Athlon 64 x2, 4 gigs ram, Asus GeForce 9500 GT 512 Meg.
Install ran 3/4 of the way, reached the load-up-at-boot settings then blue screened. XP is set for auto-restart, reached the blue welcome screen and the last notes of the start-up .wav file, it hooked a loop on the music and rebooted... reboot loop...
Restored partion (many thanks to GAOTD team for the life savers!)
Don't know why the program flaked like that but I'm not trying again! Maybe next version. Thanks anyway!

Reply   |   Comment by Torymon  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

A better alternative is BSR Screen Recorder. The trial version can be used without time limit. The purchased version is USD39.95, which is USD10 more than this software, but the features offered are significantly more and for those who are asking for picture in a picture, BSR Screen Recorder can do that.

http://www.bsrsoft.com/
http://www.bsrsoft.com/BSRAdvantages.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#44

Fine software - takes a powerful processor and lots of RAM to run at good frame rates but it's very, very useful ; especially when doing things which might be a little naughty! (at last I can "borrow" BBC iplayer vids).

Reply   |   Comment by spielberg  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#43

For those who are thinking of capturing a video which is playing on media players like Windows Media Player, Real Player and QuickTime or GOM Player, which is the player I use extensively, take note that it will turn out blank, or confusingly transparent, if the original media is projected on a "hardware accelerated overlay layer". Anyhow, most videos played off a CD or DVD will most likely have been configured by your PC to make use of your video card's hardware accelerator.

The trick to capturing this media is to force off hardware acceleration, which is a separate subject altogether, so most video capture software will not tell you what to do.

Alternatively, play the media on a different media player, such as the VideoLAN (VLC) player, which does not use hardware accelerated overlay layer.

If your player ignores, or doesn't offer an acceleration setting, turn it off globally.

Finally, any video with audio captured off the screen or media player, the audio captured will be from the system speaker mode, which really means that the audio quality captured is bad. Try it out and you will know what I mean.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#42

To the developer. This program is exactly what I need. Do you have plans to make it Windows 7 compatible? Or perhaps it might work on Win 7 since it is Vista compatible?

Reply   |   Comment by Hanshi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#41

Deleted due to inability to cntrol annoying infinity screen using Vista. Might purchase if software is updated to fully work with recent OS's on market.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#40

On the Infinity thing again, I did as you said to unmark the ‘Capture transparent windows’ checkbox, and still same problem of screen inside of a screen, inside of a screen.

Checkmarked it, and same thing happens. Uncheckmarked it again to see if it would reset. No change. Will turn computer off, go to work, and then see if restarting had helped. Otherwise, what else do I do?

Ruth
Vista x64

Reply   |   Comment by Ruth Collis  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

The software scr.exe tries to access hard disk directly, which was detected by Online Armour firewall, and categorically blocked. Why, I have always wondered, would the software needs to access hard disk directly, which is frowned upon as this will potentially open the PC to malware and viruses, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#38

I would like to thank Fox, Doc, Skie, and everybody else who appreciate me being here. I feel like it is my responsability to help out.

Answering 27: That is happenning because you are capturing full screen and within the area is the contact webcam as well. Since it is in the corner try excluding that region of the screen from the capture.

Alex Ferri
PCWinSoft Systems Ltd
http://www.pcwinsoft.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Ferri  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#37

I've installed on Vista Home and WinXP, and on both the PAUSE button does not seem to work.

On Vista, I had some trouble getting started from desktop icon; it loaded the 'process' but didn't actually start (3 times) - had to kill the processes in Task Manager and start from Start Menu. Now it runs ok, except in vista it has the 'infinity' problem even though 'transparent' is not clicked; it's ok in XP.

Resulting capture is nice, and easier to use than the Camtasia system.
However, i see that only a few minutes of recording screen gives a 934MB .avi file! (even without audio).

Just for curiosity, I loaded it on my Win2Kpro Pc -- loaded ok, but the 'image monitor' window area overlaps the top of the ScrCam control window and cannot be relocated - it overlaps the [X] button so one cannot exit! and the icon in the task bar does not provide a 'min, max, exit' menu so one cannot exit that way either. Had to cancel the task in Task Manager, at which point it said "Task cannot be cancelled; if in debug, exit debug..." BUT it did cancel anyway.
PAUSE button does not work in Win2K either.

All in all, I'm keeping it installed!! Thanks to all for making it available to us.

Reply   |   Comment by JimC  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Absolutely SUPER to have Alex here to answer questions. I am far more likely to try something if I know I can get help/questions answered. Kudos to the developer and Alex, for taking the trouble to be 'here'

Reply   |   Comment by Meisie  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

hi
can some one please explain, how to this
"(2) First Solution: Put ScreenCamera after ManyCam in the video path. How to do this? Select 'ScreenCamera IM Device' as the video source in Skype. Select 'ManyCam' as the video source in ScreenCamera. The video path will then be this: 'Logitech webcam' -> 'ManyCam' -> 'ScreenCamera' -> 'Skype'

(3) Second solution: Take ManyCam out of the video path. How to do this? Close ManyCam by right-clicking the mouse over ManyCam systray icon and select Exit. Select 'ScreenCamera IM Device' as the video source in Skype. Select 'Logitech webcam' as the video source in ScreenCamera. The video path then becomes this:
'Logitech webcam' -> 'ScreenCamera' -> 'Skype'

Reply   |   Comment by sia  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#34

Installed and registered in Windows 7 OK but when I run the program there is some hard drive activity and then nothing.

No errors, no sign of anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Hi Alex,

When trying to install ScreenCamera, Windows, (XP Pro SP3 ) says the file tsbyuv.dll is required and asks me to insert my XP Pro CD ROM. As I have not seen any comments about this so far, I wonder if it is a normal part of the installation procedure?
Any comments from you BEFORE I proceed with installation would be most appreciated.

Regards,
Nigel

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

This could have potential but there are several confusing aspects:
- Setup was awkward, asking me which webcam I wanted to use. Isn't this supposed to be the virtual webcam? Not clear why that question is being asked.
- Help was not intuitive at all. A better index would make a huge difference
- Manual view selection was awkward, forcing the selection of a fixed window size
- Audio didn't record, also audio input option "modem" is unclear
- Video for skype didn't work for me. Is there a skype version you need to have? I'm also on Vista, so I never know to blame the software or Vista
- Would be nice to be able to toggle between a real webcam and the virtual webcam
- Saving to FLV, SWF, or animated GIF would make it competitive with BBFlashBack free version

Overall, a decent tool that could be worth buying once it becomes more intuitive and exceeds the features of other free competitors.

Reply   |   Comment by testr  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

I have a desk top and a laptop, can I see the my cam shots on my laptop when I am away from my desk top?… Like a security camera.

Reply   |   Comment by lyn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#30

Although I did not download the software as I use Jing and am very happy with it, I must give two thumbs up when you get someone from the developers come on the site and gives as much help as possible. I have never seen this before usually they pop their head up once or twice and dissapear. This is something that I will bear in mind as to which company I purchase software from in future. Well done Alex.

Reply   |   Comment by Fox  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#29

Hi Alex,

Although I do not use a webcam, I just wanted to say thank you (and GAoTD) for the offering.

Also, kudos for being here to answer questions and address concerns.

Doc

Reply   |   Comment by DocMello  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

With a video chat in MSN in full screen mode you are supposed to have a full screen image of the person you are talking to (the other webcam) and a small picture of your own image in the bottom right (my own webcam).

With your software running the small picture in the bottom right corner is not of my own webcam but of the person I'm talking to.

Thats the problem.

Reply   |   Comment by CC  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#27

i love to try something new, thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by kapu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#26

Nice program. Does what it says.

Can't seem to make a new folder, where you want it to save the video, if just using for screen/video capture.

Nice targeting feature, for just capturing a specific screen.

Regarding the program opening IE (see comment #4), it opened a Firefox tab for me.


For person to person video explaining an alternative program is TeamViewer4, which is free for non-commercial use - though both people need it. It can allow just the video you want to share, or allow full control. It's a great way to securely transfer files too.

Reply   |   Comment by Spitt  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#25

Answering 21: I am not quite sure what you mean by other webcam, but it seems like you had your other webcam showing on the desktop, and when ScreenCamera recorded the full screen it captured the image of your other webcam but simply because it was showing on the desktop by some other program. Anyway, it wasn't clear to me what the problem was so if you want to give me more details, I can help further.

Alex Ferri
PCWinSoft Systems Ltd
http://www.pcwinsoft.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Ferri  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#24

#14 Marty,

On your question about capturing flash video off the screen, why do you need a screen capture software as it does not make sense to capture the flash video this way, since the quality of the capture will be worse off than the original flash. By flash, I presume you mean flv or swf videos.

What most will do, like me, is to download the flash video using some video downloading software. If you are using Firefox, you can install an addon like Videodownloader or DownloaderHelper or Sothink SWF Catcher and use the addon to capture videos by actually downloading it, rather than capturing off the screen.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

I can't get the product to work with MSN quite right. I have it set to Window mode and start the recording and go to full screen, then stop the recording. The recording if fine except that the small box in the lower right corner thats supposed to have my webcam has the other webcam...so a big picture of the other webcam and the same picture again in the bottom right.

thx

Reply   |   Comment by CC  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#22

Works great for most tutorials you might want to make for ooh I don't know, youtube? but if your planning on using this on anything full screen you are out of luck. working great on windows 7 ultimate X64 :D

Reply   |   Comment by PS3 FANBOY  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

I have a desk top and a laptop, can I see the my cam shots on my laptop when I am away from my desk top?... Like a security camera.

Reply   |   Comment by lyn  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#20

On install I got two instances of "suspicious driver installation" so I chose not to finish install. Has anyone else had this happen?

Reply   |   Comment by stan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

For #18.Movie Maker can capture webcam activity with sound and video.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#18

Ýes, you can record a specific window with video playing in it, along with the audio.

Alex Ferri
PCWinSoft Systems Ltd
http://www.pcwinsoft.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Ferri  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)
#17

CAN YOU RECORD A SPECIFIC WINDOW WITH VIDEO PLAYING IN IT, without using another program like yahoo messenger.
and I guess it records the audio as well as the video?
I just want to be able to capture and save videos I would normally just be able to watch.
I wouldnt be then streaming it to anyone else , just want to capture and save as wmv or avi
and all I would need to do this is this program.?

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#16

Yes, you will need DirectX 9 installed on Windows 2000 to run ScreenCamera.

Alex Ferri
PCWinSoft Systems Ltd
http://www.pcwinsoft.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Ferri  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#15

Yes, ScreenCamera can capture and save Flash video you view on websites.

Alex Ferri
PCWinSoft Systems Ltd
http://www.pcwinsoft.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Ferri  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)
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