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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Webcam freezes when there is no movement

This is an SJ4000 camera which basically is a copy of the GoPro Hero something. Hero 3 maybe. Anyway, I am using the camera as a webcam for my PC and the cam is acting very weird because if you are ...
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Is there any way I can control the output of my webcam?

I actually got this idea when I was using Google Hangouts; I was wondering if there was any way I could "hack" my webcam to make Hangouts display video that wasnt actually being supplied as input. ...
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I can't access URL on my own server, but others can

I have a server running webcams at 96.30.159.42:8081. If YOU click on this address you will see the 3 cameras I have set up. If I enter that address (or click on they hyperlink on my webpage), ...
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Skype 4.3 uses too much bandwidth for the camera

On Skype 4.2 everything works perfectly, however when I try to video chat with 4.3, once I turn on the camera it will maximize my upstream until it chokes out everything else and eventually ...
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Using FFmpeg to stream from webcam on Linux

I'm try to stream input from a webcam to an http server, using FFmpeg. I cannot seem to figure out how to do this. From v4l2, these are my options: $ ffmpeg -f v4l2 -list_formats all -i /dev/video0 ...
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What is the purpose of the lower lens on some laptops?

I have tried reading the HP EliteBook 2540p manual but it does not seem to label it anywhere. I've noticed that this model in particular isn't the only one, there are quite a few models that have it ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...