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-> Main window
main window contains two tabs and a text menu.
control panel holds the buttons that start and stop the different
symbol indicates that the output type is disabled and nobody
can see you.
symbol indicates that the output type is enabled and you are
visible to others. ( If the settings are correct. )
can start and stop the output by clicking the button to the right
of the icon.
- Save image file(s) on the local computer.
- Upload images to a remote ftp server/homepage.
- Start the built-in webserver to show the webcam image.
- Start the built-in webserver to stream video images.
- Run motion detection on the video input device.
to check the settings for each output type before you start it
for the first time!
console tab holds the console where status and info messages are
printed. For more information about the console look at the console
text menu has the following structure:
file menu lets you enable and disable the output
types and the motion detection.
to movie... - Opens a dialog where you can convert a
series of images into a movie. (Capture a series of images with
e.g. the file output first.)
- Quit Yawcam.
view menu lets you choose which tab that shall
be visible in the main window.
on top - Sets all Yawcam's windows on top of all the
mode - When Yawcam is in stealth mode it will not be
visible on the screen. All the windows will be hidden and also
the icon in the system traybar. If you start Yawcam again when
you already have an instance running in stealth mode, the stealth
mode instance will become visible again.
at Startup - Starts Yawcam in hidden mode. You will only
see Yawcam's icon in the system traybar.
now - Minimize Yawcam to the system traybar now.
the settings menu you can access the settings
for the current video device. The name of the current video device
is shown inside the parentheses. This means "713x BDA Analog
Capture" in the example image above.
video capture devices have different settings, so the options
in the context menu to the right will change for different devices.
The settings dialogs opened from the context menu will also differ
since they depend on the current device's drivers. Usually you
can see the options "Device properties" and "Format
control" in the context menu.
to - Will show a list with video capture devices on your
computer and let you choose which one Yawcam shall use.
webcam... - Opens a dialog that scans your computer for
video capture devices and shows a list of the found devices. Use
this option if you have connected a video device when Yawcam already
is running. More info here.
settings... - Opens a window with Yawcam's settings.
You find more info about all the settings here.
From the window
menu you control which of Yawcam's windows that shall
- Shows a preview of the current video capture device.
- Shows a preview of the current video capture device and lets
you save images by clicking a button. More info here.
detection - A window to monitor motion in front of your
camera. This window also lets you configure the settings of how
motion is detected and what shall be done when the motion occurs.
More info here.
- Shows the same as the console tab, but open up in a window.
More info about the console here.
- Shows a list of the viewers connected to your video stream.
You also have the option to kick and ban viewers from this window.
More info here.
menu lets you open the help and getting started guides.
- Opens the table of contents of the help file on the Internet.
- Opens the language settings. More info here.
I online? - Checks if your settings are correct so that
other people can see you over the Internet.
my URL? - Displays the address where you and other people
can see your webcam.
router? - Opens a small guide on how to configure a router
webpage - Opens www.yawcam.com in a browser.
$$$ (Paypal) - Opens a browser with the paypal site where
you can donate money to the Yawcam project.
- Info about Yawcam and the translator.