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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Webcam and drivers for it don’t work in Windows 8

The webcam on my Asus G51Jx doesn’t work now that I’ve upgraded to Windows 8. I’ve looked on the Asus site, but they don’t seem to have drivers for Windows 8 yet (at least not for my laptop). I've ...
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Webcam recognized but not functioning in Windows 8

I recently got a MSI WindPad 110W tablet PC. I installed Windows 8 Pro on it. The tablet has two webcams, one on each side (Facing the user and facing away from the user). Both are listed in Windows' ...
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Setting up multiple webcam surveillance system at home regarding bandwidth issues on USB vs ethernet

I currently have 6 IP camera servers (Foscam 8910W) around my house. It costs a lot for each camera and I also think it's eating a lot of bandwidth. My questions are: Does the camera eat home ...
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Issues with webcam after installing Windows 8

After recently installing Windows 8 on my machine (Asus Laptop), I noticed my webcam was showing the image upside-down (in the camera app and in Skype). I figured it would need a driver re-install, so ...
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Webcam video in Flash has horizontal bars disturbance

I created a webcam recorder in flash, but about 10-20% of people have this bars on video: How to get rid of that bars ? I tried to create .swf with lot of different settings and target flash player ...
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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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How to use built-in Webcam with Windows 8?

I've upgraded my laptop to Windows 8 and almost everything is working great. The one notable exception is the built-in webcam, while it works perfectly from a number of Windows 7 applications ...
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Webcam and microphone not working on HP Pavilion DV7

I get no webcam and microphone on my HP-Pavilion DV7-3085dx laptop, running Windows 7 Home Premium. I tested many camera drivers from HP support, but still have the same problem. What can I do?
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50 USB webcams in a single computer. Is that really possible?

Theoretically an USB HD webcam working at 15 FPS consume a bandwidth nearing 18MB/s - 1280 (width) x 960(height) x 3(RGB channels) x 15(FPS) - without compression. An USB 2.0 controller have a ...
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The webcam is recognized by Windows 8, but no application can use it

I have a webcam without signed drivers (that kind of cheap/old webcam that's not plug and play and requires a driver, otherwise it shows in device manager as a yellow question mark) After I installed ...
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My Hp 4520s webcam stops working every now and then

My HP notebook webcam stops working after some time, after I restart my system or it returns from sleep mode. It starts working again when i restart it. So I think it isnt the driver issue because ...
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ffmpeg open webcam using YUYV but i want MJPEG

I need ffmpeg to open webcam (logitech c910) in MJPEG mode, because the webcam can give ~24 using MJPEG "protocol" and only ~10 fps using the YUYV. Can i choose between them using ffmpeg command line? ...
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How to use a handycam as a Web Cam in linux

Can I use a camcorder as V4L2src in gstreamer? Simply can I use a camcorder as a webcam in Linux? If so what models are sported? Thanks in advance.
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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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Lenovo T420 integrated camera is not working

Im using a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Windows 7 64-bit and my integrated webcam is not working. Skype settings always show an error (see below). I tried to install this driver but it didn't work. ...
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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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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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Autostart Manycam with specific Images via configfile or parameter

At the moment I try to figure out if it is possible to start ManyCam automaticaly showing a picture i configure via a configuration file or via command line parameters. I am afraid that this might be ...
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How to quickly switch between “webcam preview” and XBMC?

I've build a dedicated PC for use in Dental Clinic, but I found out that it's very difficult to setup the computer "idiot-proof" enough. It has to do 2 simple things: show live preview from ...
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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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Windows app to grab webcam snapshots?

I want to periodically capture an image from a webcam attached to a Windows PC, and upload it to a Linux server on the network (preferably FTP, could be SFTP or even Samba). The images have to be ...
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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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3D Images with a normal webcam

Is there any software available (preferred open-source) to make 3D images with a normal laptop webcam? By 3D I mean Anaglyph 3D Images and not 3D models. Please add a comment if any other information ...
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Dell integrated webcam does not work

I tried everything, googling dell integrated webcam... looked to answers. I deleted the driver, reinstalled it. Nothing seems to work. Usually I find answers from google in forums , but this time ...
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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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1 webcam connected to two computers at same time

Is it possible to connected a Webcam to two computers at the same time? The webcam wouldn't be used by both at the same time. What I'm trying to do is setup a webcam to take some photos, but if my ...
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Can a normal camera with a USB connection be used as a webcam?

Is this possible natively on Windows or is there special software to do it? EDIT My goal is to stream a lecture from our hall over the internet, but we want the computer / camera to be in the back ...
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On Site User Testing Software [closed]

Is there any software for OS X or Windows that can capture both the screen and capture the user via cam? I need this for on-site user testing where people sit down and try our app.
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Linux web cam with time and date?

How to record video from webcam with added date and time? VLC and cheese cat't do it.
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Using multiple USB webcams in Linux

Running more than one USB webcam in Debian/Linux results in the the following error: libv4l2: error turning on stream: No space left on device VIDIOC_STREAMON: No space left on device What ...
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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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Webcam resolution, vlc and Linux

I'm trying to do some some streaming with a webcam, but so far the results are not good: everything I stream in 320x240 looks good, but as soon as I choose a higher resolution, the image quality gets ...
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Stream webcam to website like justin.tv from commandline?

I've got a webcam hooked up to a headless debian box, and I'd love to be able to stream it somewhere like justin.tv so I can't just give people a link and they'll have a video up and viewable and it ...
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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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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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Sony VAIO webcam shows brownish colors

I just bought a Sony VAIO VPCF23N1E and webcam colours are quite black & white like (all very brownish). I reinstalled Windows because with all the factory pre-installed stuff – it was showing ...
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My webcam doesn't work for browser based usage

My webcam doesn't work when I use it with the flash sites that use web cam. It asks for permission and then I click allow and then nothing happens. The webcam works with Skype.
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When I shut down Windows, a Blue Screen appears and says “dumping physical memory”

I'm using Windows 7 32-bit. I'm running Eclipse, and I guess it's because of that. I'm handling a Webcam with Java code. When I need to force Eclipse to close, next time I shut down my PC, a Blue ...
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Webcam microphone input in Gnome/pulseaudio

Just got a "Trust" webcam, which gets recognized on my Ubuntu Lucid. It has a built in microphone - which also gets recognized - however, I cannot really get it to act as the system microphone input? ...
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How to find out the maximum framerate of a webcamera?

How can I get maximum frame rate from a webcam?
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generic webcam driver?

Where could I find a generic webcam driver that would work with any webcam? I'm trying to install an old Logitech quick-cam chat webcam onto my laptop (which currently has a webcam), but can't find ...
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Delaying screenshot from webcam with mplayer

is there a way to delay screenshotting on mplayer? The parameter "-ss" doesnt work, because its not a seekable input. Currently im using: mplayer -nosound tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video1 ...
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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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I'm confused about webcam picture resolution

I want to buy a webcam, in the product spec it has: Still image:Up to 16 Megapixel, 4608x3456 (software interpolated) Image sensor:1/6"CMOS, 640×480 pixels Is it real 16MP camera? or with an ...
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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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Sony vaio webcam not detected

I have a Sony vaio which will not detect its webcam. In device manager there is an unknown device under the USB section. I have tried updating the driver but it says it is up to date. Visiting the ...
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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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Zoomo Pro USB2 iCAM stops preview / capturing after 5 to 9 minutes

A client of mime, using Windows 7, is complaining that her Zoomo Pro USB2 iCAM (a webcam) seems to stop preview / capturing after 5 to 9 minutes. I'm not sure if it is the hardware or the software ...