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  • All the programs available from this website are designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, they won't work on any other platforms (e.g. Mac OS, Linux, etc.) They are compatible with Windows 7 SP1 and later (unless noted otherwise).
  • If you want to buy the full version of any program available here, just click the Buy link above the related Download button or click the program name under the Buy drop-down menu and you'll be redirected to the order form on the vendor's website. Orders and deliveries are handled by MyCommerce (a Digital River company).
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  • All the programs on this website are trial versions only (but freeware and donationware), please never install a trial version over a full version even if it is more recent otherwise you will loose the full version; the full versions are only available from the vendor's website.

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To top AMCap

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AMCap is a still and video capture application with advanced preview and recording features. It is a Desktop application designed for computers running Windows 7 SP1 or later. Most Video-for-Windows and DirectShow-compatible devices are supported whether they are cheap webcams or advanced video capture cards.

This version is a whole new application with many improved and new features including:

  • Preview and recording from DV sources
  • MPEG-2 preview and recording enhancements
  • Optional real-time compression (using installed compressors) while recording video
  • AVI, WMV and MP4 container formats (compatibility depends on the capture format)
  • Setting persistence between sessions (e.g. color space, output size, video standard, etc.)
  • Improved analog tuner support for both TV and radio broadcasting
  • Still capture by pressing a key or possibly an hardware trigger
  • Periodic snapshots for automatic still capture
  • Configurable crosshair and on-screen display (OSD)
  • Experimental Text Enhancer (especially designed for individuals with low vision)
  • Volume control
  • Full screen preview with an optional AppBar (for a touch-friendly experience)
  • Selectable video renderer the Video Renderer, the Video Mixing Renderers (7 and 9) and the Enhanced Video Renderer are supported
  • Hardware video deinterlacing
  • Video aspect ratio and digital zoom control (preview only)
  • Video rotation (preview only)
  • Still or video overlay for customization or template purposes (preview only)
  • Hideable caption and bars to leave only the preview in windowed mode
  • Always On Top option to keep the video preview on top of any other windows
  • stillcap.exe a console application that allows to easily take snapshots from a script, an application, a Command prompt, the task scheduler, etc.

Please read the disclaimer

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To top Webcam Diagnostics

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Webcam Diagnostics is a simple assistant which gathers many system and webcam-related information in a single place. It makes it easy to identify driver installation problems or USB issues: red circles will signal serious issues and yellow triangles will signal minor issues. Right-click a reported issue to access the context menu and click the Fix menu (if available) so that the program attempts to fix the issue or shows you a possible way to fix it.

Webcam Diagnostics can report USB issues like overcurrent or bandwidth shortage. It can also tell whether your system is correctly configured to handle a webcam (e.g. processor fast enough, recent DirectX runtime, optimal display color depth, etc.)

If you are ensure if your system meets the requirements I recommended you to run the wizard before installing your webcam.

I plan to enhanced the program over the time to bring additional features and to improve the analysis. Your suggestions and feedback are very welcome. Please note though that the program may not be able to identify buggy drivers.

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To top Motion Detection

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Motion Detection is an experimental application that saves still pictures and/or makes .avi files when anything in motion is detected in front of the selected webcam. The pictures and the frames of the movies are timestamped.

New features include a mask, picture flip/mirror and an "always on top" option.

See the included readme.txt file for important release notes.

If after extensive testing, you are satisfied with this program, please click the link below to purchase a fully functional version without any restrictions.

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To top GraphEdit Installer

GraphEdit Installer icon GraphEdit Installer allows you to install Microsoft GraphEdit without the need to download the whole Windows SDK. It also automatically registers the two required DLL so that the application is readily and immediately available. You can optionally create desktop and start menu icons for an easy access. Both x86 and x64 versions are provided in the archive.

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To top Windows Movie Maker Installer

Windows Movie Maker Installer icon Microsoft Windows Movie Maker is a video editing application by Microsoft available to Windows XP and Windows Vista users. Windows Movie Maker Installer allows you to install Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 6.0 in a fresh installation of Windows 7 (or later). You can then enjoy again DV export and a true timeline not found in the new Windows Live Movie Maker. Both versions of Movie Maker may be installed side-by-side though if needed. This installer supports both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.

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