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F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between Yawcam Ai and Yawcam Classic?

A: Yawcam Ai is the new generation of Yawcam that is more focused on video surveillance with object detection. It supports multiple cameras and can be controlled from your phone. Yawcam Classic is the original version of Yawcam that is more focused on webcam streaming and image capture.

Q: How do I install Yawcam Ai?

A: Follow the instructions in the Getting started section to install Yawcam Ai.

Q: How do I upgrade the Yawcam Ai version?

  1. Download the latest version of Yawcam Ai.
  2. Stop any running Yawcam Ai instances on your computer.
  3. Unzip the downloaded file into the same location as the old program folder.
    • This will typically be C:\Program Files\yawcam-ai or C:\yawcam-ai.
  4. If you are prompted to overwrite any files, select "Yes" to replace the old files with the new ones.
  5. Start Yawcam Ai by running the YawcamAi.bat file.
  6. Done!

Q: How do I upgrade from Yawcam Classic to Yawcam Ai?

A: The two versions of Yawcam are separate programs, so you will need to install Yawcam Ai as a new program. You can run both versions side by side if you want to keep using Yawcam Classic while trying out Yawcam Ai.

Q: How do I uninstall Yawcam Ai?

  1. Stop any running Yawcam Ai instances on your computer.
  2. Delete the Yawcam Ai program folder.
    • This will typically be C:\Program Files\yawcam-ai or C:\yawcam-ai.
  3. To delete the settings and detection info, delete the C:\Users\<username>\.yawcam-ai folder.
  4. To delete any recorded videos, delete the video folder.
    • This will typically be C:\Users\<username>\yawcam-ai\videos.
  5. To delete cached runtime libraries, delete the C:\Users\<username>\.javacpp folder.
  6. Done!

Q: What are the requirements to run Yawcam Ai?

A: The minimum requirements are:

  • Windows 10 or later with x64 architecture
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 2GB of free disk space
  • Nvidia GPU driver 528.33 or later *

(*) If you want to run the Ai models on a GPU, you need an Nvidia GPU with CUDA support and the Nvidia GPU driver 528.33 or later installed.

Q: How can I check my Nvidia GPU driver version?

A: Here are two examples of how to check your Nvidia GPU driver version:

  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel and select "System Information" from the Help menu. The driver version will be displayed in the "Driver Version" field.
  • Open a command prompt and run the following command: nvidia-smi --version. (If the command is not recognized, your Nvidia GPU driver is probably not installed correctly.)