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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Laptop webcam always shows video upside down

I have an integrated webcam (USB 2.0 UVC 2M) on my laptop. Whenever I turn it on for video conferencing either on Skype or Google Talk, it always shows upside down. I am not sure what is wrong with ...
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How can I record and take shots with a webcam in Windows 7?

I just plugged in the Microsoft webcam to my PC but I can't see any application to record a movie or take snapshots. In Windows XP there used to be a option in My Computer. Are there any settings ...
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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?
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Webcam to 3D scanner

Is there any software which will allow my webcam to turn into a 3d scanner?
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Full HD full FPS webcam

I would like to buy full HD resolution and full FPS (at least 25 FPS) at full resolution WEBCAM. Or 'someothercam' that can be USB connected and not highly priced. By full HD I don't mean 1920x1080 ...
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How can I activate and use my home webcam remotely?

I would like to be able to activate and see images from my home webcam when I am not at home. I can connect to the computer with the webcam over the Internet using Live Mesh, so I can remotely see ...
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Looking for a moderately priced home surveillance setup [closed]

I've got a need for a comprehensive home surveillance solution that meets the following criteria no monthly charges support for multiple cameras (preferably over ethernet or wifi) motion detection ...
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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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Internal USB camera: what is SH?

I have a replacement of the internal USB camera for the laptop Acer Aspire 5750G. AFAIK USB has only 4 connections (5V, D+, D-, GND). On the PCB of the camera I noticed there are 5. They are labeled: ...
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UNIX approach to capturing video from webcam across a network

I have two Linux computers on a LAN (call them Foo and Bar), and I'd like to find a way to capture stream video from the webcam on Foo to Bar. I'd like to avoid using a GUI client which uses a ...
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With 64kbps upload speed, is it worth buying a 720p webcam?

I am going to buy me an webcam for the purpose of instant video chatting over the internet. It is worth noticing that I am using a ADSL network with only 64kbps upload per sec. So I am really ...
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Webcam image as desktop wallpaper in Windows 7?

Is there a way to set the Windows 7 desktop wallpaper to an image from a live webcam feed?
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OSX webcam program that takes screenshots when it detects movement

I'm looking for a webcam program for OSX that will detect when the computer is idle for more than a certain amount of time (say, 5 minutes), then turn on the webcam and take an image every time it ...
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HD web cam that has good Linux support

I'm looking for a HD (720p or up) webcam, that has good Linux support. Good linux support for me is, in the order of preference: Mainline kernel support in 2.6.31 kernel or older. Debian packaged ...
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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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How to manage USB devices between host and guest with VirtualBox on Windows

I would like to make my host computer’s webcam available to my guest OS under VirtualBox. Having never shared USB devices between the two before, though, I am a bit skittish about the language in 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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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. However in ...
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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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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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How to limit the USB bandwidth a device can allocate on Linux

How do you put an cap on the amount of bandwidth a USB device can allocate on Linux? I have a couple of cheap USB webcams that I'm trying to running simeltaneously. Running v4l2-ctl ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 ...