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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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 64-...
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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. I'm ...
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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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Google Chrome not able to identify my webcam

Chrome has suddenly stopped accessing my camera. Whenever I go to a website that tries to use my camera, I see a text that says camera : none available When I go to media settings, I see that Chrome ...
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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 out-of-the-...
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How can I receive images from a webcam? [duplicate]

I was given a spare webcam, but all I've gotten right so far is to load a driver and plug it in. It is an Isonic IS-W001B. I assume I need some software to operate it, but that web site offers nothing ...
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Ffmpeg dropping frames, but not using more the 10-20% of cpu

I have some old hardware so I'm not expecting miracles. I want to stream from a webcam to ustream at standard quality. I'm using a code like sudo ffmpeg -re -f v4l2 -i /dev/video1 -f flv "rtmp://1....
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Dell Inspiron 1764 will not start

Lappy's screen was flickering and the webcam was working only intermittently. There was a lot of ping pong sounds which I narrowed down to device disconnect events, presumably the screen or webcam. So ...
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Do wired ethernet cameras exist?

Do wired ethernet (i.e. rj45) cameras exist. Cameras which have a single rj45 cable which connect into a network card, from which they can be used to record/view video?
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Webcam driver that uses an image or video file as the video source

Does anyone know of software that is recognized as a webcam/video device in Windows and lets you pick an image (JPEG, etc) or video (MPEG/AVI) as the video source? Idea being that you could do ...
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ffmpeg/avconv async is not working - unsync audio

I have a javascript that records video from a webcam as webm and audio from microphone as wav together. I am encoding these webm and wave files to generate a mp4 file using ffmpeg/avconv. But i've ...
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how to close applications using webcam dell integrated webcam?

I am using Dell Latitude. I don't know from when the issue started. I am not able to use my integrated webcam. it is telling "Close any other video streaming application to start video.". I confirmed ...
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New OS and WebCam black and white only?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 (1143) which I bought without an operating system. Back then I installed Windows Vista and then Ubuntu...I don't remember exactly in which OS I did it, but I changed ...
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Default Webcam Driver Issues

I'm having troubles getting my monitor-attached webcam (ASUS VK248H) to install on my new computer. On the old computer, it was a matter of not using a USB 3.0 port, but I can't get anything to work ...
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Is the raw output of a webcam not always RGB or YUV?

[Actual question is in the last paragraph, I've posted my assumptions and thought process just in case it makes things cleared] This all started when I wanted to see what happened when too many ...
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Reducing CPU load to absolute minimum

I have had a couple of things gone missing I believe stolen in my shared apartment and want to run my laptop constantly with a webcam attached, running webcam surveillance software to record/ take ...
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Is it possible to programmatically query for current USB controller bandwidth usage?

I am using three Logitech C920 webcams with mjpg-streamer. The setup works extremely well, but I just realised that it doesn't scale. I began encountering bandwidth issues when bumping the frame rate ...
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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 block access to web camera for any programs including all Java applets?

There is need to deny interaction and access for built-in web camera from any application including trusted Java applications. For example, deny access to webcam for Skype etc. How to make it possible?...
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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 ...