A webcam is a video camera that sends its video data to a computer in real time, as opposed to recording it first.

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Activate a Samsung laptopt's inbuilt webcam

I made a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4E-S02FR) and my inbuilt webcam is not detected by the system or any application (like Skype). I checked in the Device Manager ...
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Modifying IP camera firmware

I have a D-Link DCS-931L IP camera and it started to lose wifi connection regularly. To debug the problem I tried to log into it, but any remote access is prohibited (except web interface which is ...
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Webcam not working on Asus eeePC/Quality poor

Our work purchased approximately 700 Asus eee 1001HA netbooks about 5 years ago and up until a few months ago, we had no use or purpose for the webcams. We changed our processes to make better use of ...
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how to configure stereo Logitech C920 (or C930) webcams

How can I configure a stereo pair of Logitech c920 webcams so they both have all automatic (gain, focus, white, etc.) disabled at the same time? So, Logitech's webcam configuration app for Windows, ...
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How to see the video from the webcam on the laptop?

I have a webcam built in to my laptop. Is there a way to show the video in a window? I'm using Windows 8.1.
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In Skype, can I use a camera installed on another computer?

I have two laptops: one has a camera but it is too slow to make a video call; another if fast enough but its camera is broken. How can I make Skype on the fast one to use the camera from the other ...
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VLC audio equalizer has no effect on recorded video

I'm trying to capture a video from Logitech c920 webcam and modify the audio that is recorded. I'm using the command cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0:chroma=h264:width=640:height=480 ...
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Share a USB camera on Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a home surveillance system. I have 2 USB cameras, 1 is connected directly to the host machine and the other is connected to 2nd. I found that iSpy allows me to install a ...
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streaming to rtmp using avconv or ffmpeg

I have an IP webcam HiSilicon Hi3516C that I can successfully access from a raspberry pi. I can get still images by using a command like this: avconv -i "rtsp://192.168.1.10:554" myfile.jpg now ...
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FFmpeg: Is there a method for displaying multiple live video sources in real time without lag/latency?

I'm playing around with a script that would take three live video inputs -- one instance of X11grab and two webcams -- and output them to separate XV windows: One output for each camera at 1280x720, ...
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How to make content of port 8080 available to port 80

I have a web page on port 80 to control a rover and I am running mjpg streamer on port 8080 to stream webcam output. I want to be able to see the stream on the web page of port 80. I have already set ...
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How to stream usb webcam on fedora 22

On my windows boxes I use YawCam to view ip cameras or a USB camera on my PC, to iSpy. I want to do this with a USB cam on my Fedora 22 box. (have it stream to iSpy) I was told VLC can do this, but ...
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How to use my canon camcorder as webcam?

I have my nice Canon Vixia HFR500 and I want to use it as webcam to stream on twitch tv. I couldnt fine information regarding canon cameras any directions?
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What techniques can I use for audio and/or video chat that don't use SIP and complex layered architectures?

Point A few years ago a friend and I were messing around and we created a super-simple video chat link by running VLC twice on both our computers: one "watched" the local webcam and cloned the video ...
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VLC Batch file playback

I'd like to be able to run a batch file from my computer that does the following: Open VLC Play a video file until it said file ends. Stream webcam (dshow://) whilst playing a sound file only after ...
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Wget - repeat download of the same image from URL (with backup and timestamping)

I am trying to download images from a webcam that refreshes the image about every 3 seconds. I want to use the timestamping option in case their webcam stops updating the files (happens from time to ...
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Windows 8 webcam automatically taking a photo when it wakes up

Is it possible to have the webcam take a picture if my computer is woken from sleep mode? I have seen that there are some programs with motion detection, but I would prefer a method that takes a ...
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How to record video into circular buffer?

I want to build low cost IP camera with storage out of webcam, OpenWRT router and flash drive (or probably hard drive). It's not difficult to do, but I would like to store like last 24 hours, ...
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Not able to read 2 USB webcams at the same time in a Ubuntu VM in VMWare Fusion

I am trying to read 2 video streams from 2 USB webcams at the same time. This is needed for my project with OpenCV on Stereo Vision in Ubuntu. While I could read both the streams at the same time w/o ...
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Webcam turned on itself. Why? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 7 SP1. The webcam is Dell P/N: T3NPC. I was on YouTube watching TeamFourStar. Right as I finished the video I was watching, I exited Mozilla and went to ...
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Use webcam to track eyes to switch monitor?

I use a dual monitor set-up, where I have one main application on the left monitor and another on the right monitor. I switch between the two monitors very often (probably once per minute) using ...
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How to limit the USB bandwidth a device can allocate on Linux

How do you put an cap on the amount of bandwidth a USB device can allocate on Linux? I have a couple of cheap USB webcams that I'm trying to running simeltaneously. Running v4l2-ctl ...
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Dell integrated Webcam does not function [closed]

I have a Windows 8 Dell workstation XPS 8700 (Mid 2013) and recently purchased the Dell multimedia monitor UZ2315H 23 inch LCD Monitor. Issue is I can’t get the webcam integrated into the monitor to ...
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How to identify USB webcam by serial number from the Linux command line [duplicate]

How do you get a USB webcam’s serial number from the Linux command line? I have multiple USB webcams connected to an Ubuntu machine. They all show up as /dev/video0, /dev/video1, /dev/video2, etc, ...
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Using ManyCam to use an IP camera as webcam

I have a LinkPro IP camera that I want to use as a webcam for Skype. According to this: Use IP Camera for Skype / Hangout? I should use ManyCam, which I have tried. But after adding the IP camera ...
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Block chrome from accessing webcam on ubuntu

I'm sick of opening hangouts and automatically start broadcasting my webcam, that is the most annoying feature, seriously google developers must be on shrooms because nobody likes that. Ideally I ...
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Taking a picture via the webcam when someone logs in or tries to log in (on Windows 7)

I was wondering, as a security measure, wouldn't it be nice if the webcam were used to take a picture whenever someone would try to log into the computer (especially given that nowadays almost every ...
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Integrated video camera in Lenovo Thinkpad x201 shows image upside down

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x201 with Fedora 20, and any time I use the integrated camera, the picture shows upside down. Before you think that the screen orientation is changed, the rest of the screen ...
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Deploying webcams with Lync via RDP

I am currently working on an IT project for my internship regarding the implementation of webcams and Lync via RDP on thin-clients. The goal is to let users, who are logged in on a thin-client via ...
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Treat android camera as a webcam?

So here is the deal: I have a computer vision project on my head and I need to use external camera, because integrated one (in a laptop) is just not comfortable for testing. It would be great if I ...
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Why is “windows logon user interface host” using my webcam?

I just got a message from my internet security program (Kaspersky) saying: windows logon user interface host is using webcam Why on earth is it doing this? Can I stop it? I'm using Windows ...
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Where to find drivers for built-in webcam

I have an ASUS A550CA laptop and my HDD broke down some time ago. I got a new HDD and installed Windows from scratch. I also installed all drivers present on the ASUS support page for this model but ...
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ASUS Lifeframe 3 and Webcam

I don't know what exactly the problem. But, I have done some OS reinstalling for some reason (actually my friend did it to me). And I forgot to bring ASUS driver cd, then the installation for my ASUS ...
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avconv stream video from USB webcam without delay

I need to stream video from USB webcam. I am using avconv, but it has delay min 5s. Is possible to stream in real time without delay? avconv -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 -vcodec libx264 -f mpegts ...
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Can I use my DSLR as webcam through gphoto2 + v4l2loopback?

So, what i'm trying to do may be a little complicated, by i'm finding my way. Let me explain the basics: 1 - I have an DSLR camera and i want to use it as webcam (but v4l2 can't make a /dev/videoX ...
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Webcam with circular fishey [closed]

I'm looking for a wireless wifi webcam with a uncropped circular fisheye lens. The only one I can find is D-Link DCS-6010L, but it is way too expensive. In theory it should be possible to buy a more ...
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How to restrict access to Ethernet ports outside of physical permiter

I have several PoE IP webcams installed on my house. Each mounting point has only one wire going to it: the Cat6 with 8P8C plug at the end, which both powers and communicates with the camera. I ...
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Webcam problems on Centos 6.6

I've been unable to get a few different webcams working on CentOS 6.6. (Logitech C270 & Creative Live! Cam Sync HD) I think it's related udev but unsure. The following are my /var/log/Xorg.0.log ...
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Using H.264 pixel format on Logitech C920 on Linux

This article states that it is possible to stream H.264 directly from webcams after kernel 3.2. I have the same camera (Logitech C920) and kernel 3.16 (of Debian testing), but the pixel format does ...
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Intel Edison: USB Webcam and OpenCV

I am trying to connect a USB webcam to the Edison development board (the one that has arduino). However, when I plug it into the USB port the cam doesn't even light up? Where is the webcam suppose to ...
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Where is the mapping located for the ip address and ports to a html or service?

I am trying to find the location where 'motion' is storing the html and associated scripts for showing a webcam. My webcam is working but I would like to change some of the html or add security to ...
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Create a custom login screen for Windows

I have used KeyLemon software for a few days some 2 years ago and I was wondering if it is possible to create a custom Login screen like in KeyLemon for windows 7? In Keylemon, Windows 7 boots up to ...
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my web camera can be found but there is no image

My webcam used work well, but it stops work one day but I do not know why, anyone can help me? My system is Windows 8.1, my laptop is Thinkpad, it has a integrated camera. I checked in setting ...
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Can't Find A4Tech Webcam Driver For Windows 8.1

I have a Camera A4tech P-835 Can't find The driver For Windows 8.1. Find The Official Website But No Luck. So How Should I use IT?
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Twitch stream with FFMpeg, multiple audio inputs

I'm using the following script to try and stream my linux desktop to Twitch.tv, I have the stream working, but I want to throw in 2 audio inputs into the stream (one for the game, and one for my mic) ...
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FFmpeg Unable to find a suitable output format for … [RPi]

I was trying to set-up ffmpeg on RPi to stream video from webcam. This is my launch script: ffserver -f /etc/ffserver.conf & ffmpeg -v verbose -r 5 -s 640x480 -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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Cut video after certain time?

So I have found out how to cut a video at a specific time frame by using the following command ffmpeg -i input.wmv -ss 00:00:30.0 -c copy -t 00:00:10.0 output.wmv ffmpeg -i input.wmv -ss 30 -c copy ...
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What causes the webcam to activate during Windows 8 logon?

When I resume my Windows 8 laptop from sleep and the logon screen is activated, the built-in webcam is briefly activated and then turned off. I notice this by the "record led" by the lense turning on ...
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Prevent webcam from automatically adjusting white balance

When I try to video chat on Google Hangouts or Skype the image keeps changing colors - it looks like the camera is trying to pick the right white balance, but it isn't locking in. This only happens in ...
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Convert RTSP stream to virtual web camera

I am trying to use a RTSP stream from an IP camera as video input source for various applications on Windows (eg. skype). The only solution I have found so far is using "webcam 7", an application ...