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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Rotate webcam video on Ubuntu Linux

I need to rotate (90 degrees) the video feed of my laptop webcam to use it with skype/hangout. It seems to be possible using the gstreamer infrastructure, but I don't know how.
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Simplest video grab from webcam: how to

On Raspbery Pi's Raspbian (based on Debian Wheezy) I'm trying to make a simplest video grab from a Logitech C910 webcam to a video file via ffmpeg/avconv. I say: $ avconv -t 5 -f video4linux2 -s ...
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How do I use Canon CyberShot A800 as a webcam?

How do I get the Canon CyberShot A800 digicam be detected as a webcam when plugged in to a Windows 7 PC?
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Take multiple pictures per second with Logitech webcam 600

I have a Logitech webcam 600. I use the software that installs by default(Logitech Webcam Software) in Windows 7 when I plugin the camera. I would like to take multiple pictures per second(the most ...
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How to access a wireless IP CAM from one Wireless network to another Wireless network

Recently I got a Apexis IP Wireless camera and I have configured it to my Belkin Router. All users who is connected to this Router able to access this camera with my configured IP and port ...
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Webcam not working - drivers look fine, WIA is started, cams get detected by Windows and Skype etc

How can I debug a webcam issue if the event viewer doesn't show any errors concerning WIA or camera/hardware topics WIA is started and restarting it causes no errors/warnings in the event log ...
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How do I use the webcam on my laptop?

I have a Core i3 model of the dell laptop.There is a webcam placed on top of the laptop.It becomes usable automatically when I am trying to place a pic on some social media site or something.How do I ...
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webcam and wifi adapter “break” usb?

I have a webcam, a mouse, and a wifi adapter all plugged into the same USB bus at the back of my computer. When I run a program to utilize the webcam, both the webcam and wifi adapter stop working and ...
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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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Notebook refusing to use headset microphone over built-in webcam mic

I'm running Windows 7 on an MSI GX740 notebook with Realtek's HD Audio drivers (updated) and recently purchased a Turtle Beach X12 headset. The headset's mic is analog, and when I plug it in my ...
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How to run a webcam without Internet cable

I live in an apartment in Washington, DC. My only option for cable (TV and Internet) is Comcast. I am extremely dissatisfied with my service and want to cancel. There's WiFi in the lobby of the ...
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Adding drivers for a device that's not listed in Device Manager

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a Dell XPS m1730 laptop. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (complete wipe) and since that time, have been unable to get my Creative Labs Integrated Webcam working (or even ...
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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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What to consider when putting a webcam outside?

For one of my websites, I need to install an outdoor webcam (located at a ski resort) to broadcast live images to the website. So my question is simple: what are the webcam characteristics required ...
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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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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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Zoomable full HD camera registered as a webcam

We're using GoToMeeting for online meetings and would like to have a movable, zoomable camera (HD-ready or full HD) connected to it. According to what the guys at GoToMeeting told us, the camera would ...
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Lenovo webcam ignores blue color

By software based error, my webcam often sets itself to ignore blue in my room. If I force different resolution then 640x480, the problem is fixed. But if I return back to normal resolution, 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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Video recording from a webcam [closed]

I need to record video from my webcam. I found the one solution in youtube that provides some tools for this matter, but it doesn't give a good quality of video. So maybe there're some better tools I ...
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Acer AOD260 No webcam after restoring?

I have an Acer Aspire One D260 32-bit netbook. I've restored the computer a few times & for awhile now, the webcam hasn't restored. I cannot find the webcam in "devices" & am unsure what to ...
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v4l2 issues with webcam encoded to H.264

I am trying to send a H.264 webcam video feed over wifi to another computer using gstreamer. I am using this tutorial as a guide. I am using a Creative Live! Cam Connect HD as my webcam. The website ...
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Web cam as a security camera? [closed]

I would like to monitor my house when I am out with a camera. I was thinking I could use a webcam. The problem is I don't want to leave my PC turned on just to let web camera records the video. Are ...
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Can't install the webcam driver of dell inspiron n4030

I have my laptop running windows 7 32bit and I want to use my webcam, I tried searching dell.com for drivers using TagService of my machine but didn't find any drivers for webcam, I've tried ...
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Virtualbox and laptop webcamera

I am using Win7 64bit Ultimate on HP's EliteBook 8560p and I am running Ubuntu 10.04 32bit in virtualbox. How do I access integrated notebook's webcamera from virtualized Ubuntu? I have installed ...
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HP DV4T-1200SE - Integrated Webcam not detected by Windows 7 64bit

I have an HP Pavilion DV4T-1200SE laptop that originally came with Windows Vista x64. I've since installed Windows 7 x64, and while the laptop runs fine but I positively cannot get it to detect the ...
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OSX 10.7 + virtualbox 4.2 + Windows 8 + iSight webcam = awfully slow

I'm running Windows 8 on VirtualBox on Mac OSX. I wanted to enable iSight webcam and went to USB Devices, and ticked iSight cam. At this point the Windows becomes so slow it is virtually impossible to ...
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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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How can I stream recorded video from an IP camera?

I'd like to record a certain area of my house while I'm away from home. I downloaded this app to turn my phone into an IP camera. I can then open up VLC on my computer and get a video stream from my ...
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Need to find stored Video Server password in Axis Camera Station Client Software

Does anyone know how where the video server password is stored within Axis Camera Station (ACS) software? I have a Windows user that auto-logs in with Admin privileges but I need to make a new Windows ...
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Webcam stops working after a few minutes

I am using an Asus U36JC with Chicony USB 2.0 Webcam. It was working fine so far, but now whenever I use it, it stops after a few minutes. I reinstalled the drivers, I even formatted my PC but ...
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Webcam “on” light when no app using it, Linux Mint

I installed the latest version of Linux Mint, and I've run into an issue that is both annoying, and also makes me kind of nervous. Randomly while the computer is on, the Webcam light will turn on, ...
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Webcam stream doesn't work on Logitech E2500

I'm currently trying to get webcam streaming to work on a Logitech E2500 with ffmpeg. Running the command gives me some kind of buffer length error. pi@raspberrypi ~/ffmpeg-dmo-1.0 $ sudo ...
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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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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. ...