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  1. masterartman

    masterartman Thread Starter

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    I have found alot of webcam programs that will allow you to record a webcam, but none of them have a feature I am looking for. I am looking for software that will allow me to automatically record what my webcam is broadcasting, essentially recording anytime the webcam is turned on.Preferably, this would be done in a stealth mode. Basically, I am needing to be able to monitor any and all webcam usage, hopefully without the user knowledge. Does anyone know of software that allows for this?? thanks so much for your time!
     
  2. Nebastion

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    Why would you Want to Do that?
     
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    This could be considered "Stalking" and I would advise against doing it.
     
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    I agree, Without a valid reason i wouldn't even begin to advise you on what software to use....
    I seriously doubt that there would be a safe download to do what your asking anyway....
     
  5. masterartman

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    I am needing to monitor what a certain family member is doing on cam. Is that so hard to figure out?? my family, my house, my system, my rules... how the heck is that stalking??
     
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    I dont know the details, but i wouldnt advise this kind of monitoring, unless of course it was a Son or Daughter. In which case a Simple key logger would do.

    Sorry if my opinion angered you, i just hate the thought of anyone's Privacy being taken away.
    Bear in Mind that there are alot of people with psychosexual disorders out there, so caution is a necessity whether its you looking out for your kids, or its me making it hard for someone to abuse the rights of others. I hope you understand.

    Regards

    Neb.
     
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    See http://www.stalkingbehavior.com/

    It may be your family, house, system and rules, BUT, the family members do have rights in the USA that you can not take away. Sorry.
     
  8. masterartman

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    to Nebastion... no sir, you have not angered me, and thank you for your input.
    to DaveA.. when it comes to protecting my daughter, who is underage, uh, yea, I can...

    The problem with a simple key logger is that most of the ones I have found either wont monitor the use of the cam, or if say when it is used with yahoo messenger, does not log that the cam has been turned on...

    and thank you to all for your responses...

    Dave A at the very top of the link you posted it states the definition of stalking..."the willful, malicious and repeated following and harassing of another person" .... definition of malicious... Having the nature of or resulting from malice; deliberately harmful; spiteful..... definition of malice....1. the desire to do harm or mischief 2. evil intent... so, no malicious intent, no stalking... kinda hard to stalk your own family, when there is no harm or intent to harm..
     
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    We had a similar question a while back about this and I am not sure if it is possible to do. Once one application has control of the web cam the other one would not be able to use it. Or maybe I am thinking of something else.
     
  10. Nebastion

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    But would there be an program that could record the display of any open window, you know like the way you can record games or web pages...? (This way you may be able to see both ends of the Web cam, the User at your End and the User at the other end)
    If someone was using a webcam, they would have to open a window displaying the cam input, there must be a way to record that.

    So a program that doesent use the web cam but instead can record whats on the screen.

    Neb.
     
  11. Nebastion

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    I think there are key loggers that will take screen shots at regular intervals... Would that be of any help?
    I know of one Called "system Surveilance pro" Its 49 dollars or so...

    Ill have a look for you at a later stage.

    Neb.
     
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    Sure you can screen capture things but I doubt they can be configured to capture just the yahoo chat window.
     
  13. masterartman

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    Sorry I have not been here in a bit guys...family emergency has kept me away. Thanks again for any and all input, it is greatly appreciated!!!!
     
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