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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Problems with webcam

My friend is using Windows 8.1, and he has a webcam. He says it is working very well even without installing drivers. Webcam is A4tech - PK-331F. I asked for this webcam for use. I plugged in the ...
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How to prevent Windows from doing this

I am using Windows 7 Professional 64bit. This is my webcam. It is first time using this webcam in my pc. It's name is A4tech - PK-331F. When I plugged that webcam, windows start installing drivers ...
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Webcam is only recognized by some software

I have a webcam that works fine in software such as camorama and cheese. However, I cannot use it in websites that allow you to use a webcam (it's not recognized). I tested it with: Chromium 34.0 ...
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Use canon camera as webcam

Can I use my Canon SX 30 as my web cam? I have come along a lot of tutorials and videos telling us how to do this using ZoomBrowser that is shipped along with the camera. But it seems that canon sx ...
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How do I get my built-in webcam on my Windows 8 laptop to work again?

When I first got my Windows 8 laptop, my webcam (which was built into my Gateway laptop) worked perfectly. I stopped going on my webcam for a little period of time. I do not remember uninstalling it ...
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Is the LED which indicates that a laptop webcam is running hardware or software controlled?

I just saw a documentary about how much hackers could do with an infected computer. One of the things was to access the victims webcam without the subject noticing. I'm wondering now whether hackers ...
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ubuntu uvcvideo integrated camera disconnects

I have Acer V3-771g laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed and I have the following issue with the integrated webcam (it's uvcvideo): When I'm trying to enable camera via skype/google+/cheese I see ...
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How to set up office webcam with no computer?

I'd like to set up an office webcam so people in remote offices can see what's going on in our main office. Ideally we'd just get some webcam that works without needing to plug into another computer, ...
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How to bypass problems when trying to spoof a webcam in Linux

I am wanting to spoof my webcam, so I can eventually insert the method in to a pen-testing book that I am writing. This could possibly lead me into to building a program that is better than ...
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How to turn the laptop built-in webcam on/off from shell

Fn+F6 key combination turns my laptop's integrated web camera on/off. Looking at the dmesg output, it seems that the webcam (USB device) is being more or less virtually connected/disconnected to/from ...
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Built-in webcam on Asus laptop missing under imaging devices in Windows 7

My built-in webcam for U43JC Asus laptop (Windows 7 32 bit) did not work, saying The camera is being used by another program. I searched on the net to solve the problem and the solution that ...
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How do i connect to a built-in webcam on my windows 8 laptop?

I was on Skype and it would not let me turn on my camera. Also i went to my camera that came with windows 8 and it says "To get started, connect to a camera". I went to my settings and made sure it ...
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Logitech WebCam Video Blank, But Only in Windows 7

I'm usually able to solve problems without help, but this one has me at a loss on where to look next. I'm looking for any suggestions and will report back on my results. 1) I have a Logitech C525 USB ...
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Waking up my computer every minute

Gday. I would like to set up my laptop, an Asus netbook w/o the "resume previous power state" feature my dell desktop has, to turn on when AC power is restored after a power loss. In my particular ...
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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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Webcam overlay drifts away from screengrab

I'm using ffmpeg like this: ffmpeg -itsoffset -2 -f alsa -i "plughw:CARD=U0x46d0x825,DEV=0" -f x11grab -r 15 -i :0.0 -vf "[in] scale=iw/2:ih/2, pad=2*iw:ih [left]; movie=/dev/video0:f=video4linux2, ...
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How to Check whether Webcam Is Available on a Dell Windows Vista Notebook

I have a dell notebook, the problem with that notebook is that there is no webcam ( when I opened up the Dell Webcam application, it asked me to select a webcam, as if the webcam didn't exist). I ...
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Finding out which app is using the webcam

Yesterday I was working on my laptop. Suddenly I noticed that the indicator light of the webcam was on, despite the fact that I wasn't making a video call or using the webcam in any other way at the ...
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Windows 8.1 - camera app poor framerate

The Windows 8.1 native camera app started acting weird: when turning it on it shows the camera image with an incredibly small framerate of around 2-3 fps, instead of the usual smooth 18-30fps. When ...
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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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Baby monitor with netbook and smartphone

We're shopping for a baby monitor, but it seems like a waste to pay $150 for something when we already have both cameras/microphones (netbook with built-in webcam is the most mobile one) and remote ...
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Camera issues on Acer Aspire Timeline

I have strange issues with my webcam. In browser it works just fine (in Flash, for example). But when I go to Skype options it says I don't have any webcams. I can see webcam in device manager and it ...
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Motion - debian 7.5 cannot record movie with ffmpeg

Description I'm running the motion 3.2.12 standard package on debian 75 (wheezy). Motions are detected, events triggered and pictures save in the correct folder as awaited. On the other side, motion ...
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How can I connect integrated webcam with virtualbox

I am trying to use a Windows XP VM for VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have tried the usual attaching USB device but I get an error saying "USB device is busy with previous request". My webcam ...
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Motion - takes snapshot without motion detected

I've been installed the standard motion 3.2.12 package on debian 7.5. I would like to get snapshot ONLY when motion is detected, but it still saves a picture every second without any activity in front ...
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FFMPEG DirectShow: Could not run filter

I'm trying to take a picture from my webcam using FFMpeg. This is what I'm trying to run: @echo off :: Get date and time for /F "usebackq tokens=1,2 delims==" %%i in (`wmic os get LocalDateTime ...
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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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Motion - can't get streaming working from a webcam

I'm trying to record a video stream from my Tenvis IP camera with motion 3.2.12 on Debian 7.5. I used the standard debian package with sudo apt-get install motion Assume my DNS IP cam is webcam, ...
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VIDEO Streaming - How to output the video timestamp?

I would like to backup an ASF video stream with the time stamp (I mean the original recording date/time) on the output stream ? Usage I convert / store my video using the mkv format (Matroska) ...
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How to get better video quality in Lync?

I want to use a ConferenceCam from Logitech to stream talks live via Lync. When I view the RAW webcam image via VLC, the quality is very good (but the latency is high because of buffering). However, ...
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Hipchat 2.2.1080 on ubuntu 64bit 12.04 flashes webcam on startup

I recently updated to hipchat version 2.2.1080 and everytime I start it up it flashes the webcam. By this, I mean the light on my cam flashes. It flashes only for a second then turns off. Does ...
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Errors with Using Webcam

I have been having some issues accessing a webcam from my machine. Sometimes (not always) when I run a program that accesses the device (cheese, guvcview, and code using openCV), I get either of two ...
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How do I use the webcam on my laptop?

I have a Core i3 model of the dell laptop.There is a webcam placed on top of the laptop.It becomes usable automatically when I am trying to place a pic on some social media site or something.How do I ...
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Identifying USB devices

I have five USB cameras, same brand, same model(Canyon CNR-FWC120H). They are used to monitor different scenes 24/7. I need to somehow identify which camera is which from the Linux(Debian) console or ...
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Lenovo T420 integrated camera is not working

Im using a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Windows 7 64-bit and my integrated webcam is not working. Skype settings always show an error (see below). I tried to install this driver but it didn't work. ...
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No microphones working on desktop

I have a laptop with Ubuntu on it and a desktop with Windows 7 on it. I always used my laptop for my microphone needs and stuff, until I moved my desktop into another room and kept the laptop in ...
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FFMPEG webcam stream to Youtube drops frames

I need to do a live videostream on Youtube using a Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920. My OS is Fedora 20, and the command I am trying to use is: ffmpeg -f v4l2 -i /dev/video0 -flags +global_header -ac 1 ...
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Two Linux Mint 16 systems Skyping--one can see both parties on webcam, the other can see neither

I installed Linux Mint 16 32-bit edition on my netbook and a friend's laptop. When we Skype, I can see her live image, and I can see my own live image, so everything looks and sounds right on my end. ...
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Use a IP-camera as a virtual camera

I want to use an IP camera with webrtc. However webrtc seems to support only webcams. So I try to convert the IP camera's stream to a virtual webcam. I found software like IP Camera Adapter, but they ...
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Connecting a Logitech Broadcaster-type videocamera via USB

We have a videocamera from Logitech, a "Broadcaster" type, which we would like to use as a monitor camera in a ionizing radiation-protected area. The camera is meant to be used wirelessly and, to ...
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50 USB webcams in a single computer. Is that really possible?

Theoretically an USB HD webcam working at 15 FPS consume a bandwidth nearing 18MB/s - 1280 (width) x 960(height) x 3(RGB channels) x 15(FPS) - without compression. An USB 2.0 controller have a ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Webcam not working

I have windows 8 installed on dell Inspiron 15 3521. I did not find any drivers for windows 8 webcam. Do I need some drivers for it or not? I have windows 8 pro 9200 build.
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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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Copy Ethernet Stream to A Virtual Ethernet Adapter

For a project I am working on I need to connect to a webcam stream. The webcam is connected to the computer via Ethernet. The problem is that the client has provided a separate proprietary software ...
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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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Skype - Unable to use Webcam

This question might already exist the answer to be frank, wasn't very helpful and the only answer was a response to a comment the author made. As far as I am concerned it's not a duplicate of this ...
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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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Logitech c310 Camera And Linux

Linux Mint 14 Nadia Cinnamon 64 bit Logitech HD Webcam c310 I've never used or installed a web cam before. I have the above camera and operating system. I plugged the thing into a USB port and ...
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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 ...