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There's a few questions out there but none of them seem to have answers which fit my needs.

I need a webcam software which can record video when it detects motion, and a few seconds after the motion. Ideally it would not save as JPEG files because those become huge and unwieldy. I tried Yawcam, but that is difficult to configure, doesn't always go off, and saves a TON of jpeg files.

Is there a simple webcam software to detect motion that works on windows that is free?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Here is a short list of free options and reviews.

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Vitamin D Video works for me.

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This is one sweet piece of software, highly recommend it. – l0c0b0x Dec 7 '12 at 0:23

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