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Free CCTV software using webcam running on Windows [closed]

Free CCTV software using webcam running on Windows [closed]

My wife asked me to film our hamster when he's active at night. I've got a webcam and a pretty bright infrared LED already, the only thing missing is some software.

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Guest [Entry]

"There is ""Motion Detector"" (at the bottom of this page), reviewed on LifeHacker.

The LifeHacker article also points to another free motion detection tool: YawCam.

BTW how could a program ""start recording from a couple of seconds before the trigger""? How could the program know that a movement will begin in a couple of seconds so it can start the recording (unless it has a psychic feature built in ;-) ) ? The recording will always start when a movement is detected."
Guest [Entry]

Went back to Yawcam, it has a strange interface but works as it is actually written in Java so you need to install Java first. Here is a quick tutorial on how to setup the motion detector in Yawcam