Catfood WebCamSaver is a Windows screen saver that streams live views from random webcams around the world. Download for Windows. You can choose to display 1, 4 or 16 webcams at the same time, and WebCamSaver fully supports multiple monitors. Catfood WebCamSaver was first released in 2004.
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Catfood WebCamSaver Settings
When you install Catfood WebCamSaver a shortcut is created to Screen Saver Settings. You can search for Catfood WebCamSaver Settings and run the shortcut, or open Screen Saver Settings directly (on Windows 10, Start -> Settings -> Personalization -> Lock screen -> Screen saver settings). From Screen Saver Settings make sure that Catfood WebCamSaver is selected and then click Settings. On the Windows settings dialog you can also choose how many minutes to wait before starting the selected screen saver and if the login screen should be displayed when the screen saver exits.
Catfood WebCamSaver Settings has three tabs:
Under Description choose if the description of the webcam and the local time if available should be displayed. Click Font to pick the font, color, and optional outline color to use for the description and time.
Under Display choose the number of webcams to show at the same time (1, 4 or 16), how often to switch to a new webcam and how often to refresh the webcam image.
Under Offline Display you can choose a fallback screensaver to start if the Internet is not available.
Please note that recent releases of WebCamSaver will delete and recreate the webcam list on install. This means you will lose any customization of the list on upgrade. See the import and export instructions below to back up any changes you have made.
The Webcams list shows the current library of webcams. Click the column headers to sort (and click again to sort in the opposite direction). You can enable to disable a specific cam using the checkbox in the list.
Click Add to enter details for a new webcam.
When a webcam in the list is selected click Open to launch the web page associated with the webcam, Edit to update details or Delete to remove it from the list entirely.
Click Delete All to remove all webcams from the list.
Click Enable All or Disable All to toggle the checkboxes for all webcams in the list.
You can save your customized list by clicking Export and restore it by clicking Import.
If you prefer day (or night) scenes you can set a local time range here. If this option is enabled webcams where the time zone is unknown will never be displayed.
Click Proxy Settings to configure a proxy server.
Catfood WebCam Browser
Catfood WebCam Browser is a companion application installed with WebCamSaver. When you open WebCam Browser it will start showing a random webcam from the library.
Pick Cam opens a window where you can select a webcam to view from the full list. You can sort the list (click any column header, click again to sort the opposite direction). There is also a filter that only shows webcams matching text that you enter.
Random Cam will select a new webcam at random from the list and start streaming images.
Control Cam launches a URL where you can control the currently selected webcam (if available).
About shows the version and copyright information for the application.
Installation and Support for Catfood WebCamSaver
Catfood WebCamSaver requires version 3.5 of the .NET Framework. On Windows 10 you need to go to Programs and Features and then Turn Windows features on or off, find .NET 3.5 and enable it. The installer for Catfood WebCamSaver is not currently digitally signed. You may get a warning when downloading and again when installing which you will need to ignore to proceed. I plan to fix both of these installation limitations at some point in the future.
For support please visit this post, check to see if your issue has already been addressed and if not leave a new comment.
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Catfood WebCamSaver 3.25
Catfood WebCamSaver 3.25 is available for download. This release includes the latest webcam list.
Catfood WebCamSaver 3.24
Catfood WebCamSaver 3.24 is available for download. This release includes an update to the default list of webcams.
(Previously: Catfood WebCamSaver 3.21)
Catfood WebCamSaver 3.21
Catfood WebCamSaver 3.21 is available for download.
This update fixes a screensaver install issue on recent versions of Windows 10 and has the latest webcam list.
Catfood WebCamSaver 3.20
Catfood WebCamSaver 3.20 is available for download.
WebCamSaver is a Windows screensaver that shows you a feed from open web cameras around the world. It also includes WebCamBrowser which allows you to explore the directory and launch a URL where you can control each cam.
Version 3.20 includes an updated list of working webcams - if you are an existing user this will replace any current list the first time you run the updated version.
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