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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Disable light sensor of Webcam which lights up LED

I use an external webcam with pre-built LED lights which light up in low-light situations. The light sensor is on the top of the webcam. The software supplied with the webcam doesn't have a function ...
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Webcam not found, but device manager says 'working properly'

I've got a Dell Latitude 12 7275 with Windows 10. My webcam doesn't work, but I can't find out why. In Windows' Device Manager, a ISP Camera Device shows up. It says 'This device is working ...
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Webcam for video call - eye level

I've begun doing video calls with a Logitech webcam. Problem is that mounting on top or bottom of monitor looks awful - can't make eye contact with the person, the angle is up or down my face. How ...
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V(ideo)oIP solutions that can handle DxTory DirectShow output? [on hold]

Are there any personal (as in Skype, not WebEx) applications that allow sharing video and audio via network that support DirectShow as source? Skype apparently managed to do this a long time ago, but ...
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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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How do I get my built-in webcam on my Windows 8 laptop to work again?

When I first got my Windows 8 laptop, my webcam (which was built into my Gateway laptop) worked perfectly. I stopped going on my webcam for a little period of time. I do not remember uninstalling it ...
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Can I use a Canon SX 30 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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Is there a way to release the integrated webcam service held by an .exe application?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3542 laptop with Windows 8.1. Recently, I installed the Zbar application for scanning QR code. It does decode the QR code using integrated webcam. But the problem is, i am ...
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ffmpeg to YouTube on Raspberry Pi Zero

I'm attempting to use a Raspberry Pi Zero to live stream video from a Logitech C270 to YouTube. After a bit of Googling I came up with this: ffmpeg -thread_queue_size 512 -f v4l2 -i /dev/video0 -f ...
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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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Using webcamstudio in Ubuntu 15 Gnome for Genymotion

i want to use webcamstudio v 0.73 for track my desktop as a webcam in my Ubuntu Gnome and use it like virtual webcam in my genymotion, i installed webcamstudio successfully and i did a test using the ...
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How to update or retrieve software for my webcam?

How can I update or retrieve the software needed to run the integrated webcam on my HP Pavilion laptop? I lost access to the original program for it after switching out my hard drive. Or can I install ...
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How to add web cam(video) recording as overlay using ffmpeg

I have created following command to overlay image in video (desktop recording ): C:\>ffmpeg -y -rtbufsize 100M -f gdigrab -framerate 20 -offset_x 0 -offset_y 0 -video_size 1250x750 -draw_mouse 1 ...
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HD Pro Webcam C920 video choppy on new Win 10 PC using any software other than Logitech Webcam Software

I have a brand new Windows 10 PC with tons of memory and a fast solid state hard drive. I have a Logitech HD Pro C920 Webcam. It works fine only when using Logitech Webcam Software. But that ...
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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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Cannot unregister camera from Windows 7

TL;DR: How to unregister a camera from Windows? Windows 7 Professional I've (stupidly) installed some drivers that would allow my smartphone to appear as a webcam in Windows. I have since removed ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Webcam not working

I have windows 8 installed on dell Inspiron 15 3521. I did not find any drivers for windows 8 webcam. Do I need some drivers for it or not? I have windows 8 pro 9200 build.
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Port forwarding service conflict with an existing port forwarding rule offering Any service

I am trying to add a port forwarding rule to my router that will allow a webcam and a 3d print server to run so that I can have remote administration. I am getting the following error service ...
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Timed Webcam Capture Program Win7 [closed]

I have a couple of webcams and I want to be able to automatically capture an HD image from at least one of them every X minutes and just put them into a folder of my choosing. I don't want any ...
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Command line tool to capture webcam video in Windows Xp

I want to know how to capture webcam video and dump the raw as well as an encoded version using ffmpeg. I want only the video stream. I'm on Windows xp.
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Dell integrated Webcam does not function [closed]

I have a Windows 8 Dell workstation XPS 8700 (Mid 2013) and recently purchased the Dell multimedia monitor UZ2315H 23 inch LCD Monitor. Issue is I can’t get the webcam integrated into the monitor to ...
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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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Use a IP-camera as a virtual camera

I want to use an IP camera with webrtc. However webrtc seems to support only webcams. So I try to convert the IP camera's stream to a virtual webcam. I found software like IP Camera Adapter, but they ...
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How to skip the prompt of selecting a camera in any browser in mac?

I'm having trouble with an upcoming event. Situation is this: I have a Macbook, connected to an external display, with a functionality that will allow attendees at the event, to interact with a ...
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Wirelessly shoot photo from non-wifi webcam

I'm planning to put my action camera at my backyard to perform time-lapse. At the computer, I have a program called "TinCam". Normally, I connect my camera to PC and TinCam takes photo from camera ...
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PC hangs during post when webcam is plugged in

My PC keeps hanging during POST, just before identifying the amount of RAM, anytime I have my webcam plugged in. If I unplug the webcam, it will unhang and continue to boot up just fine. It also ...
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linux webcam live feed to cloud

I've odroid and webcam attached to it. I want to get the live feed via internet. My odroid connect to a router, (which i can't access from the internet. maybe my ISP firewalled it). It can send motion ...
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How to enable laptop integrated webcam in vmware using ubuntu 14.04 (as Guest), WIN 7 (as HOST)

i'm using Ubuntu 14.04 under vmware and i want to activate the integrated webcam , i'm using windows 7 64bits and the camera is working properly in The HOST Using cheese it give : No device found I ...
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Using a Micorosoft Kinect on a PC as a Webcam; Is \Stream.sys for Kinect Available?

I am in need of your help getting a Microsoft Kinect (Xbox One model, which I don't even this is worth mentioning as I have had the conversion kit from the Microsoft Store working like a charm.to ...
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Lowering the resolution of a webcam with generic drivers

I have a Genius WideCam F100 TL (1080p). Genius doesn't provide any drivers or configuration programs, only a bunch of (almost useless) utility programs because they state that it uses standard ...
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Is there a way to screen share (use my desktop as the screen) using OBS, through a webcam?

I basically have some videoconferencing to do, and Skype is just messing with me hard. I need an alternative. For now, I'm thinking of using appear.in as a quick and easy solution, but I need to ...
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Local IP Over Internet - PPPoE connection type - tried using noip as well

I have already researched for two days on it and did not get any solution for my problem. Question is little big I want to give as much as information as possible What I am trying to achieve I have ...
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combine 2 half-height video sources into one combined video using ffmpeg [duplicate]

Using ffmpeg.exe (under Windows) , I want to produce a 1280 by 720 pixel video that combines half-height -cropped versions of two video sources (input streams) that are stacked atop one another. ...
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Identifying USB devices

I have five USB cameras, same brand, same model (Canyon CNR-FWC120H). They are used to monitor different scenes 24/7. I need to somehow identify which camera is which from the Linux (Debian) console ...
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How to identify USB webcam by serial number from the Linux command line

How do you get a USB webcam’s serial number from the Linux command line? I have multiple USB webcams connected to an Ubuntu machine. They all show up as /dev/video0, /dev/video1, /dev/video2, etc, ...
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How to build a “skype” window (standing connection)

I'm looking to build a sort of window between two offices separated by... oh, I don't know, a couple of oceans, mountain ranges etc... The idea is to keep a team connected by placing an always-on ...
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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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Lenovo S10, webcam not working with Windows Live Messenger

I have a Lenovo S10 with a webcam, and i want to use it for video chats with some friends of mine. However Windows Live Messenger seems to think i haven't a webcam installed even when i do. I've ...
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How to connect two USB webcams to my laptop [duplicate]

i working in a camera stereo project so i need to connect two usb webcams to my laptop the proplrm is when i connect the two usb camera in my laptop only one who is work i tried to write c++ code only ...
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Recording Lenovo Easy Camera with ffmpeg - framerate too low

Does anybody have a glue why I can't get ffmpeg to record my webcam higher than 8 fps, with ffmpeg? I've tried Cheese and GUVCView, under various settings, but all I get is a still picture. I'm ...
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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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Multicolor IR camera? [closed]

Most cheap USB webcams can see IR, especially if you remove any IR filters inside them. With the camera that I'm currently using, the IR from the LEDs that I'm playing with (wavelength unknown) shows ...
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Windows 7 Webcam recording software [closed]

I want to record a video on my webcam on Lenovo T61 powered by Windows 7 Professional. I've noticed it's working differently from Windows XP. Can anyone care to recommend a decent webcam software that ...
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Lenovo T410 Camera Software

What free software can I use to acquire a photo from the camera on the Lenovo T410? The camera drivers are properly installed and working in applications like Skype and ManyCam, but I am not sure what ...
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Webcam on Linux Mint turns grey from bottom up after few seconds

I have Linux Mint 17.2 x64 installed on MSI GE60 2PE laptop and am trying to get my webcam working on this OS (it's working well on Windows), but unable to do so. The image initially displays ...
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Webcam not working

I have a dell inspiron 1520 with a integrated web cam ,vista was the OS that came up with the system , i have moved to xp and have downloaded all the necessary driver for xp from the dell drivers ...
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How do I output FFmpeg to Wirecast?

I want to use my Logitech c920 in Wirecast Play on a Windows 8.1 desktop. (This was in the line of webcams that had notorious issues. A thread pointed out FFmpeg support via DirectShow.) I can now ...
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Disable one component of USB composite device that causes bluescreen when plugged in or booted

I just bought a cheap new netbook on clearance (Lenovo 100S) and I've been given a nice used external monitor (Dell SX2210). The netbook only has two USB ports but the monitor includes a USB hub with ...
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using motion to trigger snapshot when movement stops

I am trying to use motion software (but I could use just any other linux software) in order to "log" some manual work by snapshots. So imagine I wanna make a stop-motion film with my LEGO(r) toys ...
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how do I take an action on picture saved on Motion?

In motion if movement detected we can save a picture on local hard drive or database. what I want to do is to send the taken picture to an API. Of course I can just write a listener script on where ...