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History of changes

Changes from version 7.4 to 7.5 (March 10, 2015):

  • License information added.

Changes from version 7.3 to 7.4 (April 10, 2013):

  • Small web server and usability improvements.

Changes from version 7.2 to 7.3 (October 10, 2012):

  • Improved recording of video with built-in codecs.
  • Increased stability of the program.

Changes from version 7.1 to 7.2 (September 14, 2012):

  • Web server: archive view: added option to sort archive recordings in ascending order.
  • Web server: real-time view: added arm/disarm switcher to switch from motion detection mode to simple preview and in reverse in real-time view mode.

Changes from version 7.0 to 7.1 (July 17, 2012):

  • Added 2, 4 and 10 fps for IP camera frequencies.
  • Removed TW68 plugin.
  • Updated IP camera list.
  • Updated world camera list.
  • Other minor improvements.

Changes from version 6.3 to 7.0 (April 06, 2012):

  • Usability improvements in activation, hidden mode, etc.
  • Added showing of all sources in table format for built-in webserver.

Changes from version 6.2 to 6.3 (December 16, 2011):

  • Added ability to disable camera by Scheduler.
  • Different bug fixes and improvements, including email sending, IP cameras scanning, disabled access.log, screensaver.

Changes from version 6.1 to 6.2 (September 9, 2011):

  • Added more IP cameras.
  • Bug fix for email attachments, multiple access.log, mjpeg streaming and some other improvements.

Changes from version 6.0 to 6.1 (May 16, 2011):

  • Improved network disks support.
  • More usability changes.

Changes from version 5.4 to 6.0 (February 21, 2011):

  • Added destination of motion detector for Visitors Counting (counter number of alarms on the picture of the motion).

Changes from version 5.3 to 5.4 (December 30, 2010):

  • Added support of audio recording into built-in video codec.

Changes from version 5.2 to 5.3 (December 07, 2010):

  • Added built-in video codec (supports video recording for all types of sources, detects motion without delay, optionally appends all motions into one file, adds mark with time/etc).
  • Improved LAN IP-cameras automatic detection.

Changes from version 5.1 to 5.2 (October 20, 2010):

  • Added new source: IP Cameras (at local network).
  • HTTP-upload destination (and script filereceiver.php) is adopted for new PHP versions, added login/password auth, and added support of JPEG/PNG/bmp/gif/tiff.

Changes from version 5.0 to 5.1 (July 21, 2010):

  • Added support of passive FTP.
  • Other minor improvements.

Changes from version 4.4 to 5.0 (May 01, 2010):

  • WebServer: Repeater service - to access your computer from everywhere.
  • WebServer: logging all requests to built-in web server into access.log file.
  • View: Option to show only red rectangle around motion detected on main preview instead of whole changed area color marking.

Changes from version 4.3 to 4.4 (February 16, 2010):

  • Web server: added realtime remote view of MJPEG live video streaming via Webserver.
  • Web server: added MJPEG live video streaming for any source using the Destination: built-in webserver.
  • Web server: added viewing of all sources simultaneously at real-time view as pictures or live videos.
  • Web server: added image and video quality and resize controls for better viewing via mobile devices or slow Internet connection.
  • Web server: removed WML support.
  • Improved work with MJPEG IP cameras with slow fps.
  • Improved password authentication at URL with IP cameras.
  • Wizard: added motion detection with photos destination.

Changes from version 4.2 to 4.3 (December 30, 2009):

  • Multiple usability improvements.
  • Motion detector for sources with large refreshing interval (slow fps).
  • Compatibility with modern hi-resolution cameras.
  • For international use, the builtin webserver codepage is UTF8 now.

Changes from version 4.1 to 4.2 (September 01, 2009):

  • Post-Recording length for Motion Detector.
  • Video recording for TV-tuners and none-switchable ports.
  • Detection of startup before driver's initialization (autostart mode).

Changes from version 4.0 to 4.1 (May 07, 2009):

  • Added SSL support (for sources: URL; for destinations: Email, HTTP-upload).
  • Added to built-in WebServer: allowing to provide login/password at URL - useful to avoid each time retyping them at old mobile phones.
  • Additional macro for File/Http/FTP destinations: {#1-10} for sequential/cyclic file writing.

Changes from version 3.5 to 4.0 (April 10, 2009):

  • Multiport video capture cards support.

Changes from version 3.4 to 3.5 (February 20, 2009):

  • Multiple usability improvements.
  • Improvement of frozen stream restarting for IP cameras and LinkSys IP cameras compatibility.
  • Added commands execution on Startup: to mount network disks under AutoRun, etc.

Changes from version 3.3 to 3.4 (October 14, 2008):

  • Added new option to main Context Menu: now you can perform delayed start of all (previously paused) sources.The delay can be 30 second or even 5 minutes. It can be very useful when you need some time to leave the motion detector's zone:for example, to avoid false motion detector alarms before you leave the house.

Changes from version 3.2 to 3.3 (July 11, 2008):

  • Cosmetic user interface improvements.
  • Support of none-root FTP home folder.
  • Support for buggy webcam drivers with equal device names.

Changes from version 3.1 to 3.2 (May 20, 2008):

  • Added new source: World Internet camera (list).
  • Added new source: Slideshow (random) of World Internet cameras.
  • Compatibility: Email attachments (file name without spaces and dashes) for Windows Mobile.
  • Compatibility: Service(auto run) and Application(GUI) camera sharing for Vista.
  • Change: Archive minimum free disk space limit upto 0 MB (was 1%).

Changes from version 3.0 to 3.1 (February 20, 2008):

  • Added: MJPEG video support at URL source (IP-cameras).
  • Added: output of the warning text over main Window in case Archive is full.
  • Added: Added more macro: {Time} and {SourceName} into Destination: Run program.

Changes from version 2.9 to 3.0 (January 02, 2008):

  • Added: computer reboot on device drivers hanging.
  • Added: motion absence detection.

Changes from version 2.8 to 2.9 (October 29, 2007):

  • Improved Windows Vista compatibility (permissions).
  • Added: multiple images attachment to Email.
  • Destinations: save (a copy) to archive checkbox.

Changes from version 2.7 to 2.8 (August 10, 2007):

  • Motion detector: Added Movement sustained for X number of seconds logic.
  • Archive: Added option to automatically removal of files (checkbox: "And no more") regardless of free disk space.
  • Archive: Added resize of the dialog for increasing of images/video playback.
  • On startup: Added showing of warning, if previously connected device is not accessible.

Changes from version 2.6 to 2.7 (June 15, 2007):

  • Added support of multiport capture cards.

Changes from version 2.5 to 2.6 (April 16, 2007):

  • Added new destination: Skype Message.
  • Added new destination: Popup Main Window. Popups the main window of WebCam Looker on screen, if it was minimized or in Tray before.

Changes from version 2.4 to 2.5 (March 21, 2007):

  • Added support of digital cameras as new type of sources.You can automatically photograph and publish high resolution images directly from your digital camera on your web site now.
  • Added silent recording of video (with sound!) from microphone as an option at device settings.
  • Updated addons/filereceiver.php: Added HistoryTime - to prevent theft pictures removal from server by intruder.
  • Added few sound files that can be used for motion detector with sound.

Changes from version 2.3 to 2.4 (February 15, 2007):

  • Improvements of start on reboot (NT-Service) mode's CPU load, video device's none-default resolutions and image freeze bypass on some devices.
  • Added adjustment of video files splitting limit at archive settings.
  • Added adjustment of frame rate for preview window (under settings: view).

Changes from version 2.2 to 2.3 (February 01, 2007):

  • Preview window speed optimization (CPU usage).
  • Added new skin: Tiny.

Changes from version 2.1 to 2.2 (January 03, 2007):

  • Added settings of brightness/contrast/etc. for devices.

Changes from version 2.0 to 2.1 (December 04, 2006):

  • Added image marking for incoming/source images that applies to all destinations and remote view.
  • Added motion detector zero sensitivity to allow continuous recording simultaneously with movement detection mode.

Changes from version 1.9 to 2.0 (November 24, 2006):

  • Added free fast mind game.
  • Added new Christmas skin.
  • Added possibility to change directory for Archive.
  • Added option to scale and rotate source images.

Changes from version 1.8 to 1.9 (November 17, 2006):

  • Added dynamic IP service, working even if no external IP available.
  • Added keep of permanent Internet connection into dialer.
  • Added help for all new features.
  • Added 3 additional days for users of new trial versions for evaluating WebCam Looker before buy. This allows to test, even if previous installation's 14-day trial period is expired!

Changes from version 1.7 to 1.8 (November 10, 2006):

  • Extended number of Wizard's popular settings.
  • Added ability to test all destinations from its setting dialogs.
  • Added ability to configure file name for FTP and HTTP upload with mask.
  • Changed Internet dialer to work even if LAN is present.

Changes from version 1.6 to 1.7 (November 03, 2006):

  • Added Wizard for easily configure the most popular functionality in seconds.
  • Video destination now selects the best video/audio compressors automatically.

Changes from version 1.5 to 1.6 (October 27, 2006):

  • Added Motion Detector Advanced area editor that allows to create zones of any forms and holes.
  • Added Internet dialer.
  • Added remote access to Archive via Internet.
  • Added destination: Windows messaging.
  • Added ability to setup path for video destination.
  • Added ability to edit (files under htdocs directory) of html templates for remote access to archive and real-time view.

Changes from version 1.4 to 1.5 (October 16, 2006):

  • Added commercial SMS gateway to send SMS to over 500 networks.
  • Added limiting of SMS SMS messages amount per hour and per day.
  • Added setting for Screenshot interval.
  • Usability: new archive viewer, double-clicking at lists, help on advances settings.

Changes from version 1.3 to 1.4 (September 14, 2006):

  • Added Scheduler.
  • Improved compatibility with capture devices.
  • Improved preview refreshing during writing of video.

Changes from version 1.2.5 to 1.3 (August 29, 2006):

  • Added TV-tuner channel selection and audio recording.
  • Added new skin: Metallic.

Changes from version 1.2 to 1.2.5 (August 07, 2006):

  • Usability improvements for new users.

Changes from version 1.1 to 1.2 (July 28, 2006):

  • Added destinations: send free SMS and publish at built-in web server.
  • Added local WAP and Web server for viewing sources in real-time via Internet with authorization.
  • Added popup menu for quick saving video and images.
  • Added sending emails via provider.
  • Usability improved: Destinations settings dialog is moved into under the Sources settings dialog.

Changes from version 1.0 to 1.1 (June 30, 2006):

  • Added new destinations: email and sound player.
  • Added dialogs transparency and "always on top" mode.
  • Added automatic configuration of new connected devices.



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