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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How can I get my webcam working in kernel 3.9.4 built for ARM?

I'm trying to get my USB webcam (Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX) working on an Olimex SAM9-L9260 board (ARM). I have used Buildroot 2013.05 and have the system up and running. I want to take webcam ...
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Mpeg2 decode on a webcam?

I've got a situation here. I'm trying to use a camera hooked up to a capture card as a webcam, however the capture card stream is MPEG2 encoded. Which basically means, since no webcam-using programs ...
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Is it possible to “transplant” drivers between machines?

Is it possible to transplant drivers of an already-connected device to another machine? A webcam that's plugged into one Windows 7 machine is being detected and properly displayed in Device Manager (...
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FFmpeg filter to rotate image through arbitrary angle

I need to produce timelapse video from a webcam that was mounted at a slightly off-vertical angle, and I need to rotate the image about 3 degrees counter-clockwise. (The webcam is in a virtually ...
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Windows 7 webcam not functioning with warning message “Camera is used by other application”

A friend of mine told me her webcam is not functioning during her Skype call session. Symptoms/tests: Running the Skype video test gives the warning "Camera is used by other application Searching ...
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Webcam automatically takes picture when the computer wakes up

Is it possible to have the webcam take a picture if my computer is woken from sleep mode? I have seen that there are some programs with motion detection, but I would prefer a method that takes a ...
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Webcam Icon Invisible in My Computer in Windows 7

I want to use my Webcam to take picture, but my Webcam's icon is invisible in My Computer. My Webcam's driver is already installed and my OS is Windows 7. How can I solve this problem?
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Camera issues on Acer Aspire Timeline

I have strange issues with my webcam. In browser it works just fine (in Flash, for example). But when I go to Skype options it says I don't have any webcams. I can see webcam in device manager and it ...
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built-in card reader and webcam stopped working after upgrade

I have a sony vaio vgn-fz460e and I actually have two problems. One, my mass storage controller is not installed and when I click to apply this fix...it's says mass storage controller doesn't have a ...
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Laptop crashes when webcam is on

Sequence of actions that cause BSOD: 1. Turn on webcam photo capture in browser (tried in chrome) 2. close the tab while photo capture is still on 3. Receive a BSOD "APC Index Mismatch" This is ...
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Can I use a laptop microphone and webcam for an application on a desktop?

I game on a desktop computer and I have a few spare laptops. I use one next to my gaming desktop to manage Skype, etc., but I want to use the microphone and perhaps the webcam in game. Is there any ...
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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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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 rtp://192.168.1.205:...
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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 [closed]

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 /usr/sbin/...
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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 solution....