How to Record Webcam Stream as a Video File

Did you know that AlterCam is now able to record your streaming webcasts? Our Capture option lets you select your audio/video codec and saves your streams as videos! Whether you want to record a conversation with a friend, an important business meeting, or you're looking to build a multimedia presentation AlterCam is here to help. To learn more about how to get started using this feature, check out our How-to guide located below.

How-to Record Webcam Stream as a Video File

Step-by-step instructions

first step

Launch AlterCam.


second step

Click the Capture button.


Changing capture settings (optional):

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third step

First, tell AlterCam where to save the video after it's created by clicking the [...] button next to the Saving path field. (If no path is specified, the video will be saved in the download folder by default).


fourth step

The next step involves choosing a Video codec (format) to save the video as. Clicking the down arrow will reveal several popular video codec.

fifth step

If you want AlterCam to add sound to the video, make sure that the With audio box is checked.


sixth step

If you decide to include sound, clicking the down arrow on the Audio codec bar will open a menu that offers many codec to choose from.


seventh step

Once all of the settings have been determined, click OK to continue.


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eighth step

From here, simply click Capture. AlterCam will record everything that streaming until the Capture (Stop) is clicked again. This will tell AlterCam to stop recording. The video will automatically be saved to the destination defined in step (3).


If you need to edit your video - add some text, cut, or resize, you can do this with our Bolide Movie Creator video editing software. Follow the link to download the program.