Softpedia Editor's Review for webcamXP Free
Broadcat your webcam images on the internet or upload them in a FTP server
Written by Bogdan Popa on March 2nd, 2012
webcamXP Free is a software utility designed to help you broadcast webcam content, create recordings and upload them to a FTP server automatically.
The application comes with a great amount of configuration options, so it might take some time to set it up and start broadcasting content. The camera can be anything from a PCI or USB webcam to network cameras, locally-stored or network video files.
Configuring servers on the other hand is pretty straightforward, although there's no help file included in the package to lend a hand to rookies. All fields that must be filled in have intuitive names, so you're only required to write down the IP address, ports, username and passwords, set up upload interval and enable passive mode if needed.
Obviously, you have full control over the connected machines, so you can kick and ban clients, with the app showing IP address and username, country, FPS, frames, duration and other useful details.
Recording is of course an easy task, but check out the options screen to pick the video and audio compression filters.
Just as expected, webcamXP Free works like a charm on any Windows workstation out there, remaining very friendly with hardware resources all the time and without slowing down the system in any way.
webcamXP Free is clearly a very useful application, offering a great amount of customization features that give you full control over the content you broadcast over the Internet. Rookies however may have a hard time trying to figure out how to set it up, so a help manual would be a great addition.
webcamXP Free description
Here are some key features of "webcamXP Free":
· very easy to setup
· supports up to 100 video sources on the same computer
· flash client module with images smoothing
· fast & double buffered java client module
· HTTP server AND FTP upload AND HTTP POST upload mode integrated
· motion detector and alert manager (send email / notify url / run file / ftp upload / ...)
· scheduler to planify tasks
· generates and broadcast a gallery from your latest pictures
· ban ip / password protect to prevent unwanted visitors
· add you text over the picture
· detailed visitors activites / log files by day with all HTTP requests
· customize the position, the size or even add stroke to your overlay texts
· real-time effects can be added over your pictures
· automatically refreshes at the maximum speed if no limit fixed
· DirectX 9
· Windows Media Player
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· New IP Cameras templates
· Added Czech + Turkish languages