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 identify USB webcam by serial number from the Linux command line

How do you get a USB webcam’s serial number from the Linux command line? I have multiple USB webcams connected to an Ubuntu machine. They all show up as /dev/video0, /dev/video1, /dev/video2, etc, ...
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Block chrome from accessing webcam on ubuntu

I'm sick of opening hangouts and automatically start broadcasting my webcam, that is the most annoying feature, seriously google developers must be on shrooms because nobody likes that. Ideally I ...
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Taking a picture via the webcam when someone logs in or tries to log in (on Windows 7)

I was wondering, as a security measure, wouldn't it be nice if the webcam were used to take a picture whenever someone would try to log into the computer (especially given that nowadays almost every ...
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Treat android camera as a webcam?

So here is the deal: I have a computer vision project on my head and I need to use external camera, because integrated one (in a laptop) is just not comfortable for testing. It would be great if I ...
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Why is “windows logon user interface host” using my webcam?

I just got a message from my internet security program (Kaspersky) saying: windows logon user interface host is using webcam Why on earth is it doing this? Can I stop it? I'm using Windows 8....
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Where to find drivers for built-in webcam

I have an ASUS A550CA laptop and my HDD broke down some time ago. I got a new HDD and installed Windows from scratch. I also installed all drivers present on the ASUS support page for this model but ...
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avconv stream video from USB webcam without delay

I need to stream video from USB webcam. I am using avconv, but it has delay min 5s. Is possible to stream in real time without delay? avconv -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 -vcodec libx264 -f mpegts ...
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Can I use my DSLR as webcam through gphoto2 + v4l2loopback?

So, what i'm trying to do may be a little complicated, by i'm finding my way. Let me explain the basics: 1 - I have an DSLR camera and i want to use it as webcam (but v4l2 can't make a /dev/videoX ...
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Webcam with circular fishey [closed]

I'm looking for a wireless wifi webcam with a uncropped circular fisheye lens. The only one I can find is D-Link DCS-6010L, but it is way too expensive. In theory it should be possible to buy a more ...
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How to restrict access to Ethernet ports outside of physical permiter

I have several PoE IP webcams installed on my house. Each mounting point has only one wire going to it: the Cat6 with 8P8C plug at the end, which both powers and communicates with the camera. I ...
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Webcam problems on Centos 6.6

I've been unable to get a few different webcams working on CentOS 6.6. (Logitech C270 & Creative Live! Cam Sync HD) I think it's related udev but unsure. The following are my /var/log/Xorg.0.log ...
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Create a custom login screen for Windows

I have used KeyLemon software for a few days some 2 years ago and I was wondering if it is possible to create a custom Login screen like in KeyLemon for windows 7? In Keylemon, Windows 7 boots up to ...
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my web camera can be found but there is no image

My webcam used work well, but it stops work one day but I do not know why, anyone can help me? My system is Windows 8.1, my laptop is Thinkpad, it has a integrated camera. I checked in setting panel,...
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Can't Find A4Tech Webcam Driver For Windows 8.1

I have a Camera A4tech P-835 Can't find The driver For Windows 8.1. Find The Official Website But No Luck. So How Should I use IT?
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Twitch stream with FFMpeg, multiple audio inputs

I'm using the following script to try and stream my linux desktop to Twitch.tv, I have the stream working, but I want to throw in 2 audio inputs into the stream (one for the game, and one for my mic) ...
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FFmpeg Unable to find a suitable output format for … [RPi]

I was trying to set-up ffmpeg on RPi to stream video from webcam. This is my launch script: ffserver -f /etc/ffserver.conf & ffmpeg -v verbose -r 5 -s 640x480 -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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Cut video after certain time?

So I have found out how to cut a video at a specific time frame by using the following command ffmpeg -i input.wmv -ss 00:00:30.0 -c copy -t 00:00:10.0 output.wmv ffmpeg -i input.wmv -ss 30 -c copy -...
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How to set up a time lapse capture for Samsung web cam SNH-P6410BN

I am trying to create a time lapse with my webcam. it's a samsung SNH-P6410BN. The default software that it comes with has some very basic options. Are there any aftermarket software which could ...
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How to use built-in webcam with Photo Booth on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9?

Photo Booth says “there is no connected camera.” Where is a list of hardware? System preferences does not seem to have any such comprehensive list. Upddate Other applications were not able to use ...
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HP Webcam HD 2300 always using 48% of USB bandwith, why?

Used bandwidth seems to be independent of resolution and frame format (tested with GraphEdt.exe). Measured via Windows 7 device manager, advanced properties of the Enhanced Host Controller.
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Webcam on MSI GS70 stealth not working

I have a MSI GS70 stealth with a built in webcam. I have many troubles trying to get it working. In Device Manager, the webcam is register under imaging devices, USB boot. I cannot use the webcam on ...
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Webcam for video call - eye level

I've begun doing video calls with a Logitech webcam. Problem is that mounting on top or bottom of monitor looks awful - can't make eye contact with the person, the angle is up or down my face. How ...
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Why is my webcam showing a surrealist version of the normal video?

Here's a screen capture of what my webcam is showing: I think it is a driver problem, so I headed for my laptop manufacturer's website: http://acer.com/ and found 3 different drivers for my laptop ...
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Can't find the webcam Dell Latitude E6540

When I search for webcam, camera, cam nothing turns up. I can turn on the camera from online services, but I do not know how to do it offline.
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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. I'...
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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 disconnect....
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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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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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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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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 ...