capsule review

SiteCam 5.0

At a Glance
  • NuSpectra SiteCam 5.0

Set up a Web cam, and Web surfers can peer into your world (see "A Web Cam of Your Own," Create, December 1999). With NuSpectra's SiteCam 5.0.1, they can also hear it: the Mac's premiere Web-cam software now supports streaming audio. SiteCam isn't up to streaming high-fidelity feeds, but it's fine for voice and ambient sound. And visitors don't need a plug-in; SiteCam uses a Java applet for streaming. Other goodies include improved logging to help you track visitors and special tags that let you insert the current time and other information into the pages SiteCam serves. Poubelle Software's $20 Oculus (

3.5 mice
; Reviews, December 1999) is still easier to use, however.

Page 120 September 2000 www.macworld.com

At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Versatile capture features
    • Supports streaming audio

    Cons

    • Interface has some rough edges
    • Can't handle high-fidelity feeds
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