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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Running Webcam with multiple applications

I am running YAWCAM on a friend's PC as he asked for us to test it, and I am running as a service, no GUI. The thing is, a webcam cannot interact with multiple softwares by default. So this might be ...
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Youtube Live Stream Setup and Bandwidth Needed

We are thinking about setting up youtube live stream for our church, but I don't know much about what is required to make this happen. Not to ask for a product recommendation, But would any webcam ...
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Why is my webcam not working on VMplayer 6.0.1?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the following configuration: Model: i5-3575 3.7 GiB of RAM Intel Core i5 4200 CPU @1.60 GHz X4 Intel Haswell Mobile Graphics 350 GB hard drive Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Linking C# code with windows log in password (SAM)

I have this small code like eye spy. The code should execute at Windows start up. If a user types wrong password the webcam should take a snapshot. I have done the webcam part, now I need to link my ...
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The flashlite LEDs on my iball face2face webcam are always ON. How to switch them off. I am using windows 7

I was using iball face2face wbcal with microphone and night vision LEDS. Since I installed windows 7 the night vision LEDS are always ON. How do I disable them ?
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How can I share an usb cam with another computer, both Linux?

I have a new notebook that has a poor integrated Webcam: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04f2:b322 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd bDeviceClass 239 Miscellaneous Device bDeviceProtocol 1 ...
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VIDIOC_STREAMON failed: Device or resource busy [VLC media player]

I 'm trying to achieve video recording from my UVC webcam, using VLC (Ubuntu 13.04). Both uvc-kernel-module and v4l2-utils are installed. I am able to detect /dev/video0 which is the only video device ...
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Stream webcam on FMS through RTMP protocole

I like to stream my webcam on Flash Media Server (FMS) to distribute videos captured on webcam to viewers. I use FluorineFX to do that but I have these issues: 1- when I try to connect to the FMS ...
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Web cam not working or is it a software/driver issue?

I was using windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron N4010 and my webcam worked fine. I used dell webcam central and everything was fine. sometimes I reinstall my OS and I don't know from when my web cam stopped ...
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Using Raspberry Pi as I/O for webcams

I'm working on a project where a Raspberry Pi is being used as an I/O board for multiple servos, which are actually controlled by another computer, connected to the RPi via ethernet. I need to add 2 ...
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how to set a webcam on macosx so I can view it on another computer?

I am interested in setting a webcam server on a mac osx computer so that it can be accessed from a URL and be viewed streaming (not just snapshots of JPGs every a few seconds) -- is there anything ...
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What is a quick way to stream and live record video to the Internet using Ubuntu?

I need to set up a webcam to act as a security monitor for a one-off event of around 10 hours. My key requirement is that the video feed is streaming to the Internet and being recorded to the ...
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Timed Webcam Capture Program Win7 [closed]

I have a couple of webcams and I want to be able to automatically capture an HD image from at least one of them every X minutes and just put them into a folder of my choosing. I don't want any ...
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Windows 8.1 does not fully recognize plug & play webcam

I recently bought a Sandstrøm 720P HD webcam (S1337CAM)(Plug & Play), which worked just fine the first couple of days of usage. But today when I was going to talk on Skype I was told that I could ...
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Record webcam automated with unknown duration

I need to record (not stream) from my webcam, convert it to H.264 and store it in a mp4-container. With VLC media player I can do this manually with the Open Capture Device menu where I just have to ...
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Skype “couldn't find” USB camera on Windows 7

First ever post on Stack Exchange, although I have been using it for a long time. I'm trying to help a friend get a Logitech Messenger USB webcam working on her Windows 7 Professional (update 1) ...
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Emulate a USB camera with an IP camera for web conference

Our office uses Cisco's WebEx for business web conferences and I want a camera with Pan/Tilt/Zoom for use in our board room. Unfortunately WebEx only supports USB cameras (mainly those on the Windows ...
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Why is my Acer Webcam not working anymore?

This is what happens when I open the Acer Webcam and click the icon of it. It doesn't work for some reason. I remember yesterday I accidentally installed BlueStacks but uninstalled it afterwards. ...
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Switch Flash Player / HTML5 to use front camera

I have a Lenovo Helix which has 2 cameras, front and rear. I need to take a picture of myself for a security verification on a site with a Flash player object to perform the capture. It's a similar ...
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Automatically disable integrated webcam when an external one is connected?

I use my laptop as a desktop quite often, about 75% of the time. As a desktop setup, it has a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse and webcam connected externally—the latter three over USB. It is then ...
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Dell Studio One - Integrated WebCam driver

I have a Dell Studio One with service tag: 1NBQWH1. The webcam on it doesn't work. I checked Device Manager, and under Imaging Devices, there's no webcam. There is an unknown device under Unknown ...
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Is it possible to plug 50 webcam on a computer for a 3d scanner?

I want to make a 3D scanner, at first I used a Lumix TZ20 and got good result, then a Coolpix L27 (50€) and got the same result. Then my phone's camera, which were good too. Now I'd like to try ...
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Using multiple instances of webcam without thirdparty applications in windows

I want to show my webcam out in an swf file. That is in a webpage. At the same time, i need to record the stream using FFmpeg or Vlc. But the problem is the webcam cant be accessed by two applications ...
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My integrated webcam on my Inspiron 1750 is not working, and Imaging devices doesn't appear under Device Manager

My webcam was working a few days ago, but when I tried to open it today it said to plug in a supported device. I've tried to look for the webcam in Device Manager, but I cant find imaging devices on ...
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Webcam is in Device Manager, but software doesn't detect it

I have webcam (Lenovo EasyCamera and USB Video Device (External)) that doesn't detect my PC, but the device is enabled in Device Manager. Both of them are enabled. If I remove the other webcam it ...
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web cam being used by other app

Using Windows 8.1 64 bit "Web cam being used by other app turn if off" How do I find out which app is using the web cam. New computer and senior operator (Had no probs with XP)
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Hama m360 Wireless IP Cam Setup Nightmare

I have set up IP Cams before, although it has been a while. Recently a friend of mine wants me to help him set up a Hama m360 IP Camera. I have read the instruction for so many times I could even ...
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Skype can't use the webcam because Skype is using it

I can answer a call with audio or make a call with audio, but when I try to enable video, Skype complains that something else is using the webcam. I track that down with Process Explorer only to find ...
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Face2Face C8.0 (Rev.3.0) Webcam used by Another application

Well this is frustrating, I don't know if the problem is with the software or hardware but I'm facing it with Iball WebCam Face2Face C8.0 (Rev.3.0), was using it on windows 7, With skype and even with ...
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How to capture Nth frame of a webcam in VLC?

I'd like to take a picture with my webcam on the command line with VLC. The camera is a Microsoft XBox Live Vision camera that I picked up on a whim (it was $5) and it miraculously worked ...
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MFC software which needs stream from webcam

I have this link: http://www.orgler.it/webcam.htm The cam 11 software is made on MFC and it worked but I don't know how. I am running windows 8 and when I run it an error message appear "webcam not ...
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How can I receive images from a webcam? [duplicate]

I was given a spare webcam, but all I've gotten right so far is to load a driver and plug it in. It is an Isonic IS-W001B. I assume I need some software to operate it, but that web site offers nothing ...
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Ffmpeg dropping frames, but not using more the 10-20% of cpu

I have some old hardware so I'm not expecting miracles. I want to stream from a webcam to ustream at standard quality. I'm using a code like sudo ffmpeg -re -f v4l2 -i /dev/video1 -f flv ...
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Dell Inspiron 1764 will not start

Lappy's screen was flickering and the webcam was working only intermittently. There was a lot of ping pong sounds which I narrowed down to device disconnect events, presumably the screen or webcam. So ...
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Do wired ethernet cameras exist?

Do wired ethernet (i.e. rj45) cameras exist. Cameras which have a single rj45 cable which connect into a network card, from which they can be used to record/view video?
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Webcam driver that uses an image or video file as the video source

Does anyone know of software that is recognized as a webcam/video device in Windows and lets you pick an image (JPEG, etc) or video (MPEG/AVI) as the video source? Idea being that you could do ...
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ffmpeg/avconv async is not working - unsync audio

I have a javascript that records video from a webcam as webm and audio from microphone as wav together. I am encoding these webm and wave files to generate a mp4 file using ffmpeg/avconv. But i've ...
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how to close applications using webcam dell integrated webcam?

I am using Dell Latitude. I don't know from when the issue started. I am not able to use my integrated webcam. it is telling "Close any other video streaming application to start video.". I confirmed ...
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Low Delay local network webcam streaming?

I have a webcam going into my computer and having some chroma keying done to it inside wirecast. I have another linux box that I want to use to monitor the chroma keying in realtime, So my two options ...
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New OS and WebCam black and white only?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 (1143) which I bought without an operating system. Back then I installed Windows Vista and then Ubuntu...I don't remember exactly in which OS I did it, but I changed ...
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Camera Caliberation in OpenIMAJ

I am currently working on an image processing project using openIMAJ Java library. I need to calibrate the webcam (Logitech C270) I am using for the project since I am trying 3D reconstruction using ...
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Logitech webcam device only recognised by one software, without drivers

A couple weeks ago I purchased a Logitech webcam at a garage sale; It did not come with any driver DVDs or anything like that. I plugged it in, turned on my computer, and continued work as usual. I ...
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Default Webcam Driver Issues

I'm having troubles getting my monitor-attached webcam (ASUS VK248H) to install on my new computer. On the old computer, it was a matter of not using a USB 3.0 port, but I can't get anything to work ...
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Is the raw output of a webcam not always RGB or YUV?

[Actual question is in the last paragraph, I've posted my assumptions and thought process just in case it makes things cleared] This all started when I wanted to see what happened when too many ...
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Reducing CPU load to absolute minimum

I have had a couple of things gone missing I believe stolen in my shared apartment and want to run my laptop constantly with a webcam attached, running webcam surveillance software to record/ take ...
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Is it possible to programmatically query for current USB controller bandwidth usage?

I am using three Logitech C920 webcams with mjpg-streamer. The setup works extremely well, but I just realised that it doesn't scale. I began encountering bandwidth issues when bumping the frame rate ...
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Playstation Eye Camera, Record at 120 FPS on Windows

There are a ton of related posts on this subject, none of which are helpful. An example: High speed video capture with opencv and PlayStation Eye (this is Mac software, the linked forum posts are ...
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How to manage USB devices between host and guest with VirtualBox on Windows

I would like to make my host computer's webcam available to my guest OS under VirtualBox. Having never shared USB devices between the two before, though, I am a bit skittish about the language in the ...
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Questions about FFMPEG Command Streaming Webcam Frames

I am using the following command to capture raw RGB data from my webcam (I originally pieced this together with help from some people on another question): ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -r 1 -s 640x480 -i ...
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How to block access to web camera for any programs including all Java applets?

There is need to deny interaction and access for built-in web camera from any application including trusted Java applications. For example, deny access to webcam for Skype etc. How to make it ...