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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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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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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Poor image quality and high CPU usage while streaming in high resolution using webcam and VLC in 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 ...
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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) [closed]

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 [duplicate]

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? ...