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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Getting Sony Vaio notebooks running properly under Linux

I have a Sony Vaio notebook (VGN-SR) which came with Windows Vista, which I un-installed and replaced with Ubuntu Linux 9.04. Under Windows I had the ability to adjust the screen brightness, volume, ...
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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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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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Linux (v4l) webcam - make settings “stick”

My Logitech camera (C300) is properly detected and present at /dev/video0. However, by default the image has contrast and saturation set to maximum, which significantly degrades the image quality. I ...
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Webcam showing blank grey image

I'm having a frustrating problem with my computer. I have a lenovo thinkpad t510, and my webcam is just returning a blank grey image for some reason. I've checked device manager, it is there as a ...
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Upgrade caused webcam to malfunction

I have a 3 year old Toshiba Satellite A305-S6857 an it came pre-installed with Windows Vista. (Quite the bummer I know). However through school I was able to upgrade my OS to Windows 7. In the process ...
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No webcam picture since using it on Gmail

I have a Logitech Sphere AF webcam, using Windows XP SP3. I've been using Logitech's own software to record video diaries. Today I used Gmail for the first time to video chat with a friend - since ...
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Record the last three hours of video with a webcam?

Is there a way to use a webcam to record video to a some buffer on a computer. For example, the buffer could store only the last three hours of video. I could then hit stop and that buffer is saved ...
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Webcam raw format

I have a crappy usb webcam (Logitech C250) and want to discover what raw format the device sends. I'm using VLC to stream the video across my network, but there are lots of formats to choose from, ...
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Streaming low-latency video from a low-spec Linux box?

For a robotics project, I have a really low-spec Linux box (76MB ram, 729MHz processor, relatively good video card...yes, we're talking about a Nintendo Wii here) which I want to use to stream video ...
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Soft camera indicator

I've bought an ASUS G51Jx, and the camera does not come with a light to tell if it's on or not. This is a bit scary privacy-wise, so I'd like to have a software-based indicator. Are there any FOSS ...
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Webcam via LAN / direct connection

I wanted to make a Webcam LAN just like ipCam but this time through pc-pc LAN. Example, PC1 has a webcam, PC2 able to view/use PC1's webcam, PC1 and PC2 are connected via LAN. Why I'm using this ...
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What webcams are just working with Ubuntu 9.10 - without requiring additional drivers?

I'm looking for webcams that can work on the new Ubuntu 9.10 without requiring any driver installation. Please remind that Ubuntu 9.10 dropped support for V4L1 and supports only V4L2. So if your ...
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Control iSight indicator light on MacBook Pro

I am hoping to use the iSight camera's indicator light (the green light that indicates power to the camera) as an indicator for some kind of task, be it new mail, job is done running, etc. Anyone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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No permission to access webcam on linux

I am using a raspberry pi with raspbian to capture webcam shots and upload them to a web server. However, when I rebooted just now I no longer have access to the webcam. I have no idea why this ...
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xawtv/streamer webcam snapshots are “wrapped”, but streaming works

If I take a snapshot with my webcam, either through right-clicking in xawtv or through streamer -o snapshot.jpeg, the image is distorted. The simplest way to explain is through an example pictures: ...
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Can't See Image on Webcam Window

Came upon this site via Gizmo's Freeware. Thought I would give it a try. As much as I can remember, this is a pretty complete description of the problem and all the steps I've taken to find a ...
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All Webcams (integrated or otherwise) have stopped working

Recently, like in the last few months (incidentally, I didn't notice it at first, but I think it might have coincided with the installation of libusb) all webcams have stopped working on my laptop. ...
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How to flip video feed that's presented upside down?

Skype an other applications running under windows 7 Ultimate are presenting the video captured from the laptop built-in webcam upside down. I've tried many solution that I was able to find regarding ...
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Samsung “Smart stay” for Windows laptop

Samsung uses technology named "Smart stay" on their Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S III): It waits till you're asleep: the screen maintains a bright display as long as you're looking at it. ...
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Stream desktop to youtube upload

I'm trying to record some league matches, but instead of using fraps and uploading them to youtube, I want to select the webcam option so I can just stream them (to save space). How would I do that? ...
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Using integrated webcam after updating for youcam software

My webcam doesn't work since 2 months ago.I tried to resolve the problem but I couldn't yet. at first,I tried to update my webcam driver but I couldn't find the location of webcam.In my device ...
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My webcam doesn't work, how to set it up?

I just recently bought a third hand Dell Inspiron m5030 laptop, running Windows 7. The problem is, Windows can't seem to use my webcam, even though it is listed in Device Manager as "Integrated ...
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Can't get webcam working (VirtualBox Ubuntu 11.10 on Mac OSX 10.6.8)

I installed the Guest Additions, installed the isight-firmware-tools by using the AppleUSBVideoSupport file but I still can't get access to the iSight webcam. When I launch >vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 I ...
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How can I switch between 2 different webcams during a Webex presentation?

Am looking to give sales presentations that will sometimes show the speaker via one webcam,and a close up of a small product on another. I'm thinking of using Webex for this under Windows, 7 but am ...
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Looking for WiFi webcam with API or FTP [closed]

I'm looking for a WiFi webcam that will allow me to get the image programatically, using C++ or C#. All of the webcams I've seen allow the user to see the image using an activeX control, but there ...
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webcam worked yesterday, no more

Along with the rest of the world, I joined google plus right after invitations became available last night. I was able to use my webcam for their hangouts, now I cannot. When I checked lshw I can't ...
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What is the easiest way to make my Macbook Pro's webcam externally accessible?

I want to set it up on my coffee table and monitor my dogs during the day.... Whats the easiest to set up?
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Is there any reason to use a different app other than iMovie to record video via webcam of a long lecture I'll be attending?

Is there any reason to use a different app other than iMovie to record video via webcam of a long lecture I'll be attending? If so, what is that app and why? Just as a note, I don't plan to do any ...
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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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Is it possible to record video from two or more webcams using VLC?

I would like to create a small video surveillance system. I have two or maybe four WiFi cams and I would like to record video. What can I use? Is VLC a good option? If yes, which hardware do you ...
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Is there some Windows application that start recording when detects movement with webcam?

I want to use my webcam to monitor my room's window to see if someone is invading my home when I'm not at home. As usual, I leave my notebook turned on all the time downloading torrents and ...
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Un-grant access to webcam

I have granted access to my webcam to a website, which I want to cancel now, but I can't... I had checked a box "Remember" and it seems the website can have access to my webcam for ever ! I would ...
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Free CCTV software using webcam running on Windows [closed]

My wife asked me to film our hamster when he's active at night. I've got a webcam and a pretty bright infrared LED already, the only thing missing is some software. There are plrenty of programs out ...
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Can I use my old Sony Handycam TRV815 as a web cam?

Has anyone ever used their old Sony Handycam (or maybe any older hand-held camcorder) as a web cam? As in streaming the live video from the cam to a web server (local or remote/Internet). My TRV815 ...
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HP Pavilion DV6 6C00TU webcam not working

I just purchased HP Pavilion dv6 6C00TU 3 weeks ago and its webcam was working 100% perfectly. 3 days ago, I just downloaded a software named as magic-ivisual something. It is a software that shows ...
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Why can’t two programs access my webcam simultaneously?

I first launch cheese and my webcam turns on. I then run vlc to grab the output of /dev/video0 but it fails with: [0x7f3ea40012e8] v4l2 demux error: cannot set input 0: Device or resource busy ...
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webcam see my body movement and run a windows7 command

Is it possible to recognize body movement with a laptop webcam or a Kinect and go to the next slide in PowerPoint 2010 or run a command in Windows 7? I want it so that when I move my hand, PowerPoint ...
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Why does my mouse cursor starts to move slowly after I plug in USB webcam?

For some unknown reason my mouse cursor starts to move slowly after I plug in USB webcam(I have tried using two different ones). Cursor moves at least two or three times slower. Why dos this happen? ...
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Show when webcam is in use

On my laptop I have an integrated webcam, but what it doesn't have is a light indicator if it is working. Is there a way a dot or something wold appear on my screen if my webcam is working? ...
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Windows 7: How do I make a green screen for my webcam?

I just got a Google+ invite. When I join a Google+ Hangout, I'd like to do it with a green screen so that I can loop a video in the background. How should I do this? Do I need a special webcam?
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What software takes high resolution WebCam photos?

Why is good webcam recording software so hard to find? I need a program that will take high quality photos with my webcam. Most webcam software I found is ridiculously cheap/old and ugly to interact ...
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webcam streaming on mobile phone

I'm stuck on a project I have I need to find a way to stream my home webcam onto my mobile phone, in this case on a Blackberry bold 9700, also I have an I pod touch 2.0. the problem I keep coming ...
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How to make fake webcam effect using video without having webcam?

I don't have webcam. but just for fun in Gmail video chat and in skype i want to run a video as a webcam is it possible. How gmail video chat and skype can play a video as webcam Any trick or ...
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Software to auto adjust brightness of screen(s) from webcam

Does any windows software exist to auto-adjust the brightness of a monitor (laptop screen and external monitor) based on the amount of light that a connected webcam senses?