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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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 ...
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Routing desktop to webcam on a mac

My girlfriend would like to broadcast her desktop on ustream. We have tried camtwist, and being a PC user myself, I am totally out of ideas since that didn't work. (Flash could only detect the iSight ...
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A4Tech Web cam can not be detected because of conflict with any original mouse driver

I have the web cam A4Tech PK-5MJ plug it on my USB but it was not detected and in device manager I see it under "other devices" with yellow rectangle over its name The camera is driver free and I can ...
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Ubuntu screen as “webcam”

I want to enable my screen as a video capture drive, so I can share (stream) my desktop screen instead my webcam. I'm using Mint 12 (based on Ubuntu).
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Webcam effects for Windows 7

I need a software that can creates effects in webcam for video chat in Google and Skype. I can do effects with HP touchsmart softwares. but not able to do the same for Google talk or Skype. EDIT: ...
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Capture screen to file or URL like a web cam?

I see a couple questions like this but they don't really answer my question, and many nights of Google searches haven't turned up any good solutions. Is there some software I can use to record my ...
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My VirtualBox virtual machine freezes, when I try to use the webcam

I'm using a hp ElteBook 8540w with Windows 7 x64 as host and a Windows 7 x64 virtual machine running inside. I added the webcam to to the usb filter: carefully terminated Skype ( 1 off the 4 ...
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Integrated webcam not working on Ubuntu 10.x/11.x

I have the solution for this, but since it is problem that has occurred on two versions of Ubuntu I thought I'd share it. Sometimes my integrated webcam is not functioning, I try to load cheese or ...
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How to access webcam from VirtualBox?

I have installed windows XP on Apple MacBook Pro using VirtualBox. Here I want to access webcam from installed windows XP using VirtualBox. Is it possible? If yes, How to do this?
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Link to snapshot from TV-IP110WN

I have a Trendnet TV-IP110WN camera on my local network. I'd like to embed a link to a current snapshot from this camera on a web page. I can't seem to find any information on how to get a snapshot ...
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Is there a USB camera that works with linux with software-controllable white balance?

I'm looking for a USB webcam for a computer vision application running on linux - and it has to be USB, firewire won't work in the particular application. If I remember correctly the reason that this ...
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Free webcam software for laptop (Dell 15R N5110)

I installed the Dell Webcam Center software from Dell but it seems it does not support my Dell 15R N5110 webcam or the Windows 7 64-bit web cam driver. I get the following error: No supported ...
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Take webcam photos with Vista

On XP I could take photos with my webcam in „My Computer”. In Vista, this option seems to be lost. How do I take photos in Vista without installing additional software?
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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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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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Webcam not found after re-installing Windows 7 (LiteOn Sonix SN9C230)

On my Vostro 1310 laptop, I re-installed Windows 7, now I have trouble with my webcam. I had a driver CD that came with my laptop, which I installed, but during setup it shows me error: error ...
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More than 2 webcams on Windows

Well, for the project I envisioned I have MY software and want to attach 4 webcams to the PC. I dug deep down into development only to find out that... Windows won't work with more than 2 webcams?! ...
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Remote location loses connectivity

I have a remote location that has constant internet access using DSL. The remote location only has three Linksys cameras that have internet access from a router. There is no computer on the network. ...
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Is there virtual webcam software that accepts a HTTP stream as a video source?

I need to stream video from DVBViewer's Netstreamer plugin, and capturing its onscreen video output is too laggy. Is there any virtual webcam software that accepts HTTP Live Streams as a video ...
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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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Can I use the iSight Camera as a mirror?

Is there an OSX app that simply gives me a live feed of the iSight camera "always on top", always visible on the screen no matter what I'm doing?
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Record mjpeg with ffmpeg

I want to record a mjpeg stream via ffmpeg, but as the framerate of the mjpeg is very unreliable the result video is at first to fast and the speed changes. The source i used to test is: ...
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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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What device do I need for a live video chat?

Should I prepare a webcam and a headset? I went to the Logitech website and found out that their webcam can receive and emit sound. Maybe I misinterpreted it. Then do I still need a headset? If we ...
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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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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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I can't find the right driver for ASUS laptop webcam on Windows 7 x64

The picture of the webcam on my ASUS K51AE/K70AE laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 is upside down. I probably haven't got the right driver installed. The Hardware ID of the webcam is ...
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Capture two USB webcams at high frame rate

Does anyone know of any software that will allow me to capture two USB webcams simultaneously, but with a high frame rate (24-30 fps)? I have tried various CCTV software, including Blue Iris and ...
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Finding out which app is using the webcam

Yesterday I was working on my laptop. Suddenly I noticed that the indicator light of the webcam was on, despite the fact that I wasn't making a video call or using the webcam in any other way at the ...
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What's the best Windows service to record / stream images from a webcam?

I have a machine running Windows 7 Home Premium with a pair of webcams attached. I need to take a snapshot once every 5 mins or so from each camera and allow streaming of the live feed over a ...
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Webcam over network?

I'm looking to place a usb webcam in a remote room. The only nearby computer is a not so powerful HTPC. How might I access that webcam remotely from my main pc? The HTPC is hooked up to a projector ...
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Web camera not working with fedora

I'm using fedora 15 on my HP G42 laptop, I didn't install any particular packages for access web camera. Does the default OS support access web camera or Do I need to install any software package for ...
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How to know your built-in webcam specification and functionalities (security related)?

I've made series of pentests in my network and one of the things I've tried was record webcam and microphone. Recording microphone seems for final users a stealth thing. But what about the webcam? In ...
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Mac OS X software that takes time lapse photos using built in webcam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to take Picture via iSight after some interval I'd like to periodically take pictures of myself while I work. Is there a time lapse application that works on ...
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VLC scene filter ratio

I'm using VLC to capture images on a webcam over time to build a timelapse video: vlc -I dummy v4l2:// --video-filter scene -V dummy --scene-ratio 200 --scene-format png --scene-prefix img ...
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Chat Roulette-like web site sniffed my HTTP traffic [closed]

I was on a random webchat site, similar to Chat Roulette. I had a couple of different browsers - IE and Firefox - open. I was talking to a person in one of them, and then they identified the URL of ...
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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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Looking for HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop webcam driver for Vista 64bit?

It's not listed on HP's website (well half of drivers listed on the page for this laptop didn't work anyways). Can anyone provide a driver that will work? Also, the mic is not working either -- my ...
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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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Very dark webcam on new HP DV7

I just got my new HP DV7 6135dx about a week after it came out and when I was playing around with the webcam a few days after, it worked great. But then all of a sudden it went dark. Not black, but ...
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Take a webcam photo on login using Windows 7

How do I set up my webcam to capture an image on the sly each time my account (or any account) logs on? Is there some specific software that will do this? I have a Logitech QuickCam Fusion cam and ...
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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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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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Disable Blue Record Light on Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

I have the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema web cam. I've noticed that all of the images taken by the camera have a slight blue tint to them. Further research has shown that the light from the blue LED is ...
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Use canon camera as webcam

Can I use my Canon SX 30 as my web cam? I have come along a lot of tutorials and videos telling us how to do this using ZoomBrowser that is shipped along with the camera. But it seems that canon sx ...
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Webcam becomes “Unknown Device” after Windows Messenger 2011 is installed

I have Sony VAIO VGN-NS290J laptop. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I was able to find drivers for all hardware without any problems. Recently, I installed Microsoft Windows Live Essentials ...
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Flash Player crashes after accessing to camera

I'm making a flash which is using camera (like video.attachCamera(camera);), and it works perfectly well. However, when I close flash player and try to edit flash(fla), it crashes every time. If I ...
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Baby monitor with netbook and smartphone

We're shopping for a baby monitor, but it seems like a waste to pay $150 for something when we already have both cameras/microphones (netbook with built-in webcam is the most mobile one) and remote ...
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Using VLC to stream secondary monitor and webcam?

Is there anyway to stream the secondary monitor (extended monitor only) and also stream the correct webcam in my PC? Also , the stream should output it as a JPEG files or other standard image files at ...