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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How to add web cam(video) recording as overlay using ffmpeg

I have created following command to overlay image in video (desktop recording ): C:\>ffmpeg -y -rtbufsize 100M -f gdigrab -framerate 20 -offset_x 0 -offset_y 0 -video_size 1250x750 -draw_mouse 1 ...
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Cannot unregister camera from Windows 7

TL;DR: How to unregister a camera from Windows? Windows 7 Professional I've (stupidly) installed some drivers that would allow my smartphone to appear as a webcam in Windows. I have since removed ...
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Port forwarding service conflict with an existing port forwarding rule offering Any service

I am trying to add a port forwarding rule to my router that will allow a webcam and a 3d print server to run so that I can have remote administration. I am getting the following error service ...
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How to skip the prompt of selecting a camera in any browser in mac?

I'm having trouble with an upcoming event. Situation is this: I have a Macbook, connected to an external display, with a functionality that will allow attendees at the event, to interact with a ...
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Wirelessly shoot photo from non-wifi webcam

I'm planning to put my action camera at my backyard to perform time-lapse. At the computer, I have a program called "TinCam". Normally, I connect my camera to PC and TinCam takes photo from camera ...
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PC hangs during post when webcam is plugged in

My PC keeps hanging during POST, just before identifying the amount of RAM, anytime I have my webcam plugged in. If I unplug the webcam, it will unhang and continue to boot up just fine. It also ...
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linux webcam live feed to cloud

I've odroid and webcam attached to it. I want to get the live feed via internet. My odroid connect to a router, (which i can't access from the internet. maybe my ISP firewalled it). It can send motion ...
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How to enable laptop integrated webcam in vmware using ubuntu 14.04 (as Guest), WIN 7 (as HOST)

i'm using Ubuntu 14.04 under vmware and i want to activate the integrated webcam , i'm using windows 7 64bits and the camera is working properly in The HOST Using cheese it give : No device found I ...
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Using a Micorosoft Kinect on a PC as a Webcam; Is \Stream.sys for Kinect Available?

I am in need of your help getting a Microsoft Kinect (Xbox One model, which I don't even this is worth mentioning as I have had the conversion kit from the Microsoft Store working like a charm.to ...
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Lowering the resolution of a webcam with generic drivers

I have a Genius WideCam F100 TL (1080p). Genius doesn't provide any drivers or configuration programs, only a bunch of (almost useless) utility programs because they state that it uses standard ...
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Is there a way to screen share (use my desktop as the screen) using OBS, through a webcam?

I basically have some videoconferencing to do, and Skype is just messing with me hard. I need an alternative. For now, I'm thinking of using appear.in as a quick and easy solution, but I need to ...
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combine 2 half-height video sources into one combined video using ffmpeg [duplicate]

Using ffmpeg.exe (under Windows) , I want to produce a 1280 by 720 pixel video that combines half-height -cropped versions of two video sources (input streams) that are stacked atop one another. ...
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Local IP Over Internet - PPPoE connection type - tried using noip as well

I have already researched for two days on it and did not get any solution for my problem. Question is little big I want to give as much as information as possible What I am trying to achieve I have ...
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Recording Lenovo Easy Camera with ffmpeg - framerate too low

Does anybody have a glue why I can't get ffmpeg to record my webcam higher than 8 fps, with ffmpeg? I've tried Cheese and GUVCView, under various settings, but all I get is a still picture. I'm ...
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How do I output FFmpeg to Wirecast?

I want to use my Logitech c920 in Wirecast Play on a Windows 8.1 desktop. (This was in the line of webcams that had notorious issues. A thread pointed out FFmpeg support via DirectShow.) I can now ...
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using motion to trigger snapshot when movement stops

I am trying to use motion software (but I could use just any other linux software) in order to "log" some manual work by snapshots. So imagine I wanna make a stop-motion film with my LEGO(r) toys ...
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Disable one component of USB composite device that causes bluescreen when plugged in or booted

I just bought a cheap new netbook on clearance (Lenovo 100S) and I've been given a nice used external monitor (Dell SX2210). The netbook only has two USB ports but the monitor includes a USB hub with ...
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how do I take an action on picture saved on Motion?

In motion if movement detected we can save a picture on local hard drive or database. what I want to do is to send the taken picture to an API. Of course I can just write a listener script on where ...
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How to join a WebRTC session with a Raspberry Pi 2 and Camera module?

How does one get a working setup to join a WebRTC session (e.g. https://opentokrtc.com or for testing https://test.webrtc.org) with a Raspberry Pi 2, the official camera module (and a USB soundcard)? ...
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Streaming audio and video to VLC with ffmpeg and ffserver

I'm trying to set up a webcam with a raspberry pi 2 that I can view from VLC media player on another computer. I followed the tutorial here to get video only working, but his other tutorial that ...
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View port 8080 output from own computer

I'm following the tutorial here to learn how to stream video between computers. http://rtcl.kaist.ac.kr/~bkkim/lecture/designlab/DesignLab_RoboCam_Lab6_C.pdf After installing the recommended ...
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Using several webcams at the same time on Windows

I am often streaming and commenting games. Last summer I was streaming the french Magic the Gathering nationals. And for that I wanted to have many webcams at the same time. It didn't work as I ...
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How to determine if built in web cam is broken

This laptop has a web cam but Skype does not seem to see it. I even looked at device manager and there are no imaging devices listed. I tried to also use the Windows 10 camera app and it claims the ...
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Samba Share Files on openSUSE 11.2 not Visible through other computers on network

I have created the samba share on my OpenSuse 11.2 Linux machine. testparm gives all the parameters I have set. Everything looks perfect. I am able to access /myshare from other mac and windows ...
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Starting a web cam application in Linux without display

I have a web cam application in Linux. When it starts, it initializes the web cam and the image is displayed live in a new window inside startx. Some calculations will be performed too and the result ...
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FFmpeg build with V4L2

I want to use ffmpeg to access my webcam. I tried: ffmpeg -f v4l2 -i /dev/video0 output.mp4 but I am getting an error: Unknown input format: 'v4l2' Similarly with video4linux2 instead of v4l2. ...
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What ffmpeg settings to get the best possible video resolution/framerate that my webcam is capable of?

I want to record the best possible video file (in terms of resolution/framerate/colors) from my webcam. Right now I am using this command: ffmpeg -f v4l2 -framerate 25 -video_size 640x480 -i ...
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Windows 7 only detects microphone on external webcam

So today I just bought a new webcam, Logitech C270, and I only bought it because I was having issues with my old webcam, Microsoft Life Cam (don't remember the full name of it but its a small cheap ...
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Record fragments of 10 seconds using FFMPEG and DSHOW from webcam

I am a beginner of FFMPEG. I solved to record my webcam 10 seconds. I need to make recordings of 10 seconds each and I don't know how can I do this. ffmpeg -f dshow -video_size 640x360 -framerate 15 ...
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Annoying USB Random Noises [duplicate]

I just added a new battery to my laptop today, and a new webcam. Then suddenly about maybe 12 hours after it starts making the USB sound when you insert and remove it. It plays the 'IN' sound then the ...
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Stream a windowed application to another Windows PC on the LAN network?

I need to stream a single windowed application on a Windows 7 PC to another Windows PC, so that the other Windows PC can see that application and, preferably, interact with it. But all I want it to ...
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How do I know if my dell laptop has a camera?

When I make a video call, I can see the person I call, but they cant see me. I have an eye on the top of the screen. Is this the camera? How do I activate it? How do I know the model # if needed?
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How can I preview my webcam in a frameless, menuless window? [closed]

I have a need to show a preview of my webcam in a window, for the purpose of a movie shooting. In a different question AMcap was recommended, and seems like it's the right tool. The problem is, I ...
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Fix MediaRecorder videos with ffmpeg

I'm using MediaRecorder API to create videos from webcam on Firefox, but It creates video files with some failures. Here is an example of video created this way. When I execute it on VLC Player, it's ...
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Webcam on Linux Mint turns grey from bottom up after few seconds

I have Linux Mint 17.2 x64 installed on MSI GE60 2PE laptop and am trying to get my webcam working on this OS (it's working well on Windows), but unable to do so. The image initially displays ...
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Make Laptop Cam and Mic available in VM

I want to make the integrated web camera and the audio/microphone available in a windows VM. Which devices do you need add to the VM via virt-manager? PCI ===> lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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Trying to set up WebCam Recording in VLC

The actual recording part I have figured out to completion. What I'm having trouble with is figuring out a way to automatically add a number to my file output. For example: Stream_00.mp4 ...
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Select pixelformat H264 for webcam in Chrome

I am using a webcam with Chrome Browser on Linux that supports full hd resolution. The camera supports H.264 encoding to provide acceptable frame rates on full hd over USB 2.0. When selecting the ...
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HD Pro Webcam C920 video choppy on new Win 10 PC using any software other than Logitech Webcam Software

I have a brand new Windows 10 PC with tons of memory and a fast solid state hard drive. I have a Logitech HD Pro C920 Webcam. It works fine only when using Logitech Webcam Software. But that ...
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Attempting to stream two C920 Logitech Webcams From Fedora using GStreamer to Windows VLC Client

My apologies in advance for violating any etiquette / rules regarding posting in SuperUser. This is my first post. First of all, I am a streaming video amateur -- the solution I have "cobbled" ...
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Why can't I pipe ffmpeg output fed from webcam?

I am trying to capture the input of my webcam and pipe the stdout of ffmpeg to another process. The command I am using is ffmpeg -f avfoundation -framerate 30 -i "0" - and it keeps giving me the ...
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Improve performance desktop recording using gstreamer

How can I improve the performance of a desktop recording using gstreamer with integrated webcam stream? I tried the pipeline below, and it works, but the performance is very bad. Records only a ...
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How to build a “skype” window (standing connection)

I'm looking to build a sort of window between two offices separated by... oh, I don't know, a couple of oceans, mountain ranges etc... The idea is to keep a team connected by placing an always-on ...
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What is the default username and password for the KUCAM 1080P 2.0?

I just purchased the KUCAM 1080P 2.0 Mega Wireless Wifi IP Security Camera, Night Vision, Plug/Play, Pan/Tilt, ONVIF with Remote Video Surveillance Monitoring, and I'm wondering what the default ...
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Multiple ethernet device to single laptop

I am working on a project in which I have to connect multiple webcams to my PC through an ethernet cable. Is there any device which can help in accomplishing this task. How is there any other way ...
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Web browser can't detect correctly installed webcam on Linux

Any web browser can't access to my webcam. I figured out that the camera is correctly installed using Cheese. The web cam is a Logitech QuickCam V-UAP14. I've tested the camera in my PC with OpenSuse ...
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It it possible to change my web camera output format?

In my previous question about my USB webcams, I asked about changing the pixel format of the cameras in order to use them as a stereo camera. I was advised that isn't possible because the camera ...
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No such input format: MJPEG

I want to convert my camera pixels format from YUYV to MJPEG. I tried to use v4l-utils but when i used this commend in terminal: ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -pixel_format MJPEG -i /dev/video0 but when I ...
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How to connect two USB webcams to my laptop [duplicate]

i working in a camera stereo project so i need to connect two usb webcams to my laptop the proplrm is when i connect the two usb camera in my laptop only one who is work i tried to write c++ code only ...
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How to disable a specific (faulty) laptop webcam in Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu on my laptop, which has an embedded webcam. After it broke (dark image, connect/disconnect way too often) I replaced it with an external one which is working fine. The old webcam, ...