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 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 there any way to modify a webcam from command prompt

I got a life cam HD 5000 webcam and I want it to be used for programming stuff , In Ubuntu terminal you have the ability to change the webcams settings (after installing something) , because my code ...
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pipe webcam video stream data for processing

I found that in linux you can use video4linux2 and ffmpeg to read the data from /dev/video0 and grab the video from webcam. ffmpeg output the data to a video file, which has a limited length. My ...
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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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How to make an Axis network camera appear as a local webcam camera?

I am trying to interface with an Axis 210 network camera. I can access it through web browser or some video stream URL. But I really want it to appear as a local webcam since many tools support that ...
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Accessing Webcam Streams Through Shell

I am writing an app (running on ARM Ubuntu) that needs to be able to do image processing on the video stream from a webcam. The easiest way that I can get the data is through the output stream on a ...
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windows 7 capture image from webcam [closed]

i've been searching to no avail I just need a FREE(no demo) program to capture an image from a webcam in windows 7. The webcam is built in, it works fine, but I have no programs to capture. MovieMaker ...
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How can I acquire decent quality audio with my webcam?

Whenever I try to record a video with my webcam (I haven't tried, but I suppose that it won't work also for programs like Skype) I can correctly capture the video, but they are silent, the audio is ...
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Webcam not working with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

I have installed Cheese Webcam Booth from ubuntu software center but my when I run this software I am getting following message/error. "No device found" I also installed Camorama Webcam viewer but ...
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How can I list the available video modes for a USB webcam in Linux?

I faintly recall that once upon a time, I found a command-line tool (something involving "UVC") to list the supported resolutions & modes of a USB webcam camera (e.g. PAL, 640x480) in Linux, but ...
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How to port forward a webcam server through two routers?

I set up a Raspberry Pi webcam server (running Raspbian) to be available publicly. I can see it internally when I go to its internal IP and port in a web browser. I can't get to it via the public IP, ...
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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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Skype video turns off

I've been having a problem with Skype on a Mac System running 10.8. Whenever I start a video call with a contact, my video feed turns itself off after various amounts of time. The option to turn the ...
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Windows 7 has intermittent USB problems, and some permanent ones

I bought a 5M USB extenstion cable, which is powers so there is no lack of speed. However it is essentially a USB Hub with just one port. It wouldn't work on any of the rear ports, saying no driver ...
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Take photos in rapid succession on Mac OS X

I have a MacBook with running Snow Leopard. Is there a way that allows me to take rapid fire photos with the camera? PhotoBooth sort of has this feature, but it only takes 4, and they are combined ...
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How can I set the webcam to a mirror effect?

Hello :) I just got the new Windows 8 MIU (I think that's what it's called) where the main page has all the apps and such , instead of the normal desktop. I hope you understand what I mean . But ...
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Distinguishing between multiple webcams in Linux?

I have two webcams connected to my machine, running Linux Mint. jacoby@oz:~$ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 jacoby@oz:~$ lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:08ce Logitech, Inc. QuickCam ...
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Motorized webcam which can look up, down, left, right with its own application? [closed]

The title may seem a bit misleading as I was not sure what the term is. I am looking for a webcam that can turn itself for instance I want it to look to the right or left sides, up or down, so by ...
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How can I get my webcam working in kernel 3.9.4 built for ARM?

I'm trying to get my USB webcam (Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX) working on an Olimex SAM9-L9260 board (ARM). I have used Buildroot 2013.05 and have the system up and running. I want to take webcam ...
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Mpeg2 decode on a webcam?

I've got a situation here. I'm trying to use a camera hooked up to a capture card as a webcam, however the capture card stream is MPEG2 encoded. Which basically means, since no webcam-using programs ...
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Is it possible to “transplant” drivers between machines?

Is it possible to transplant drivers of an already-connected device to another machine? A webcam that's plugged into one Windows 7 machine is being detected and properly displayed in Device Manager ...
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FFmpeg filter to rotate image through arbitrary angle

I need to produce timelapse video from a webcam that was mounted at a slightly off-vertical angle, and I need to rotate the image about 3 degrees counter-clockwise. (The webcam is in a virtually ...
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Windows 7 webcam not functioning with warning message “Camera is used by other application”

A friend of mine told me her webcam is not functioning during her Skype call session. Symptoms/tests: Running the Skype video test gives the warning "Camera is used by other application Searching ...
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Webcam automatically takes picture when the computer 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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Webcam Icon Invisible in My Computer in Windows 7

I want to use my Webcam to take picture, but my Webcam's icon is invisible in My Computer. My Webcam's driver is already installed and my OS is Windows 7. How can I solve this problem?
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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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built-in card reader and webcam stopped working after upgrade

I have a sony vaio vgn-fz460e and I actually have two problems. One, my mass storage controller is not installed and when I click to apply this fix...it's says mass storage controller doesn't have a ...
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Laptop crashes when webcam is on

Sequence of actions that cause BSOD: 1. Turn on webcam photo capture in browser (tried in chrome) 2. close the tab while photo capture is still on 3. Receive a BSOD "APC Index Mismatch" This is ...
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Can I use a laptop microphone and webcam for an application on a desktop?

I game on a desktop computer and I have a few spare laptops. I use one next to my gaming desktop to manage Skype, etc., but I want to use the microphone and perhaps the webcam in game. Is there any ...
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Rotate webcam video on Ubuntu Linux

I need to rotate (90 degrees) the video feed of my laptop webcam to use it with skype/hangout. It seems to be possible using the gstreamer infrastructure, but I don't know how.
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Simplest video grab from webcam: how to

On Raspbery Pi's Raspbian (based on Debian Wheezy) I'm trying to make a simplest video grab from a Logitech C910 webcam to a video file via ffmpeg/avconv. I say: $ avconv -t 5 -f video4linux2 -s ...
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How do I use Canon CyberShot A800 as a webcam?

How do I get the Canon CyberShot A800 digicam be detected as a webcam when plugged in to a Windows 7 PC?
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Take multiple pictures per second with Logitech webcam 600

I have a Logitech webcam 600. I use the software that installs by default(Logitech Webcam Software) in Windows 7 when I plugin the camera. I would like to take multiple pictures per second(the most ...
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How to access a wireless IP CAM from one Wireless network to another Wireless network

Recently I got a Apexis IP Wireless camera and I have configured it to my Belkin Router. All users who is connected to this Router able to access this camera with my configured IP and port ...
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Webcam not working - drivers look fine, WIA is started, cams get detected by Windows and Skype etc

How can I debug a webcam issue if the event viewer doesn't show any errors concerning WIA or camera/hardware topics WIA is started and restarting it causes no errors/warnings in the event log ...
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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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webcam and wifi adapter “break” usb?

I have a webcam, a mouse, and a wifi adapter all plugged into the same USB bus at the back of my computer. When I run a program to utilize the webcam, both the webcam and wifi adapter stop working and ...
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UVCCapture resulting in: ioctl querycontrol error 22

I'm trying to capture an image from my webcam (Raspberry Pi, Rasbpbian). Using the following command: uvccapture -v I get the following output: Using videodevice: /dev/video0 Saving images to: ...
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Notebook refusing to use headset microphone over built-in webcam mic

I'm running Windows 7 on an MSI GX740 notebook with Realtek's HD Audio drivers (updated) and recently purchased a Turtle Beach X12 headset. The headset's mic is analog, and when I plug it in my ...
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How to run a webcam without Internet cable

I live in an apartment in Washington, DC. My only option for cable (TV and Internet) is Comcast. I am extremely dissatisfied with my service and want to cancel. There's WiFi in the lobby of the ...
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Adding drivers for a device that's not listed in Device Manager

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a Dell XPS m1730 laptop. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (complete wipe) and since that time, have been unable to get my Creative Labs Integrated Webcam working (or even ...
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how I do streaming with raspberry by rtp?

I want to cast my webcam by rtp with raspberry pi. I've tried this: ffserver -f /etc/ffserver.conf & ffmpeg -v verbose -r 5 -s 640x480 -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 –f rtp ...
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What to consider when putting a webcam outside?

For one of my websites, I need to install an outdoor webcam (located at a ski resort) to broadcast live images to the website. So my question is simple: what are the webcam characteristics required ...
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HDMI to USB converter

I'd like to use my camcorder for video conferencing. On the one end, the camcorder outputs HDMI. On the other end, the PC takes USB input. How do I convert the HDMI video feed to a "webcam" USB ...
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Server Software to stream Webcam to DLNA Digital Media Renderer

Idea I'm curious if it is possible to stream a webcam to an DLNA Digital Media Renderer... Here's the idea: We have a webcam attached to a small server running a DLNA Digital Media Server (DMS) ...
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Zoomable full HD camera registered as a webcam

We're using GoToMeeting for online meetings and would like to have a movable, zoomable camera (HD-ready or full HD) connected to it. According to what the guys at GoToMeeting told us, the camera would ...
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Lenovo webcam ignores blue color

By software based error, my webcam often sets itself to ignore blue in my room. If I force different resolution then 640x480, the problem is fixed. But if I return back to normal resolution, the ...
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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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Video recording from a webcam [closed]

I need to record video from my webcam. I found the one solution in youtube that provides some tools for this matter, but it doesn't give a good quality of video. So maybe there're some better tools I ...
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Acer AOD260 No webcam after restoring?

I have an Acer Aspire One D260 32-bit netbook. I've restored the computer a few times & for awhile now, the webcam hasn't restored. I cannot find the webcam in "devices" & am unsure what to ...