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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CCD vs. CMOS webcams

Several years ago, I tried a CMOS-based webcam and it really sucked. It needed an extremely brightly-lit room to work. Around the same time, I also tried a CCD camera and it worked great. But since ...
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Use webcam to track eyes to switch monitor?

I use a dual monitor set-up, where I have one main application on the left monitor and another on the right monitor. I switch between the two monitors very often (probably once per minute) using ...
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Can Comcast see me naked? [on hold]

I got a new laptop within the last month or so and have started my own adult entertainment website. I have a TON of success on here, but that's besides the point. Recently I have had more Comcast ...
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Turn on laptop monitor when motion detected

I have an old laptop running Windows 8.1 that is currently used to show the weather. I want the screen to turn off but only turn on when it detects motion through the built in camera; the screen ...
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Block chrome from accessing webcam on ubuntu

I'm sick of opening hangouts and automatically start broadcasting my webcam, that is the most annoying feature, seriously google developers must be on shrooms because nobody likes that. Ideally I ...
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How to install Webcam driver for satellite P755D S5172 in Linux

Has any one configure the webcam under Fedora 22 or other linux version ? Please provide me with the steps Thanks
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How to install Webcam driver for satellite P755D S5172 in Windows 10

I have upgraded to Windows 10 - 64 Bits and my camera used to work in Windows 7 also 64 bits. I have tried using the official Windows 7 driver but no luck. Please advice me on How to install Webcam ...
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Microphone doesn't work in Windows 10

I've been on Insider Preview for a while, have installed RTM Windows 10 about a month ago and have reenrolled into the Insider program. Now on build 10525. For the past 4-5 builds including the RTM my ...
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Can I use my DSLR as webcam through gphoto2 + v4l2loopback?

So, what i'm trying to do may be a little complicated, by i'm finding my way. Let me explain the basics: 1 - I have an DSLR camera and i want to use it as webcam (but v4l2 can't make a /dev/videoX ...
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My Built In Webcam Is Too Zoomed In On My Windows 8 Acer Laptop. How Do I Zoom It Out?

I wanna find a way to zoom it out, it works OK, but on streaming websites like Omegle, iMeetzU, and Skype, it's too zoomed in! Is there ANY way to fix this?
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Mic/Audio doesn't work when using Webcam

I recently got a Thinkpad T420 laptop with a webcam. The audio and microphone work fine as long as I'm not using the webcam. However, when I use a program like Skype or Windows Live Messenger to video ...
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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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How to Check whether Webcam Is Available on a Dell Windows Vista Notebook

I have a dell notebook, the problem with that notebook is that there is no webcam ( when I opened up the Dell Webcam application, it asked me to select a webcam, as if the webcam didn't exist). I ...
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Dynamic webcam wallpaper? [closed]

Has anyone ever thought of a live wallpaper that can pull in the feed from any webcam? I'm thinking a live beach scene would be awesome as a wallpaper... I am familiar with software that does video ...
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Stream video from my webcam to my website (ideally under a html5 player)

I will like to stream video (webcam) from a pc (windows or linux) to my website. The ideal scenario I will like to achieve is to stream live video that is shown on my site background, like a html5 ...
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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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where are the integrated webcam drivers located in windows 7/8?

where are the integrated webcam drivers located in windows 7/8? and by drivers i mean the dlls. tried googling but no help. I know they are located in c -> system32 folder but dont know the exact ...
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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 get better video quality in Lync?

I want to use a ConferenceCam from Logitech to stream talks live via Lync. When I view the RAW webcam image via VLC, the quality is very good (but the latency is high because of buffering). However, ...
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Activate a Samsung laptopt's inbuilt webcam

I made a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4E-S02FR) and my inbuilt webcam is not detected by the system or any application (like Skype). I checked in the Device Manager ...
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Unable to capture HD via WebCam using Cyberlink PowerDirector 11

Hardware I am using: Alienware 17, with USB connected Logitech C920, OS: Windows 10 Preview. Problem I am having with Cyberlink PowerDirector is when I am trying to Capture video, I get 3 choices ...
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My webcam just came on “out of the blue”

I have a Microsoft LifeCam HD sitting atop my monitor. Today, completely out of the blue, its light came on -- I was simply browsing the web (in Chrome) when it happened. After about 5 minutes the ...
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Webcam on MSI GS70 stealth not working

I have a MSI GS70 stealth with a built in webcam. I have many troubles trying to get it working. In Device Manager, the webcam is register under imaging devices, USB boot. I cannot use the webcam on ...
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Modifying IP camera firmware

I have a D-Link DCS-931L IP camera and it started to lose wifi connection regularly. To debug the problem I tried to log into it, but any remote access is prohibited (except web interface which is ...
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Webcam not working on Asus eeePC/Quality poor

Our work purchased approximately 700 Asus eee 1001HA netbooks about 5 years ago and up until a few months ago, we had no use or purpose for the webcams. We changed our processes to make better use of ...
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Webcam freezes when there is no movement

This is an SJ4000 camera which basically is a copy of the GoPro Hero something. Hero 3 maybe. Anyway, I am using the camera as a webcam for my PC and the cam is acting very weird because if you are ...
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how to configure stereo Logitech C920 (or C930) webcams

How can I configure a stereo pair of Logitech c920 webcams so they both have all automatic (gain, focus, white, etc.) disabled at the same time? So, Logitech's webcam configuration app for Windows, ...
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New OS and WebCam black and white only?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 (1143) which I bought without an operating system. Back then I installed Windows Vista and then Ubuntu...I don't remember exactly in which OS I did it, but I changed ...
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Webcam problems on Centos 6.6

I've been unable to get a few different webcams working on CentOS 6.6. (Logitech C270 & Creative Live! Cam Sync HD) I think it's related udev but unsure. The following are my /var/log/Xorg.0.log ...
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Can I use the camera on my iPhone as a Mac's webcam?

Is there a way to use my iPhone's camera as a webcam when it is connected to my Mac with its USB cable? (This would be for an iPhone that has not been jailbroken.)
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How to see the video from the webcam on the laptop?

I have a webcam built in to my laptop. Is there a way to show the video in a window? I'm using Windows 8.1.
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In Skype, can I use a camera installed on another computer?

I have two laptops: one has a camera but it is too slow to make a video call; another if fast enough but its camera is broken. How can I make Skype on the fast one to use the camera from the other ...
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Webcam is only recognized by some software

I have a webcam that works fine in software such as camorama and cheese. However, I cannot use it in websites that allow you to use a webcam (it's not recognized). I tested it with: Chromium 34.0 ...
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Webcam via LAN / direct connection

I wanted to make a Webcam LAN just like ipCam but this time through pc-pc LAN. Example, PC1 has a webcam, PC2 able to view/use PC1's webcam, PC1 and PC2 are connected via LAN. Why I'm using this ...
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VLC audio equalizer has no effect on recorded video

I'm trying to capture a video from Logitech c920 webcam and modify the audio that is recorded. I'm using the command cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0:chroma=h264:width=640:height=480 ...
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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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Share a USB camera on Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a home surveillance system. I have 2 USB cameras, 1 is connected directly to the host machine and the other is connected to 2nd. I found that iSpy allows me to install a ...
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streaming to rtmp using avconv or ffmpeg

I have an IP webcam HiSilicon Hi3516C that I can successfully access from a raspberry pi. I can get still images by using a command like this: avconv -i "rtsp://192.168.1.10:554" myfile.jpg now ...
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FFmpeg: Is there a method for displaying multiple live video sources in real time without lag/latency?

I'm playing around with a script that would take three live video inputs -- one instance of X11grab and two webcams -- and output them to separate XV windows: One output for each camera at 1280x720, ...
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How to make content of port 8080 available to port 80

I have a web page on port 80 to control a rover and I am running mjpg streamer on port 8080 to stream webcam output. I want to be able to see the stream on the web page of port 80. I have already set ...
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How to stream usb webcam on fedora 22

On my windows boxes I use YawCam to view ip cameras or a USB camera on my PC, to iSpy. I want to do this with a USB cam on my Fedora 22 box. (have it stream to iSpy) I was told VLC can do this, but ...
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How to use my canon camcorder as webcam?

I have my nice Canon Vixia HFR500 and I want to use it as webcam to stream on twitch tv. I couldnt fine information regarding canon cameras any directions?
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Switch Flash Player / HTML5 to use front camera

I have a Lenovo Helix which has 2 cameras, front and rear. I need to take a picture of myself for a security verification on a site with a Flash player object to perform the capture. It's a similar ...
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What techniques can I use for audio and/or video chat that don't use SIP and complex layered architectures?

Point A few years ago a friend and I were messing around and we created a super-simple video chat link by running VLC twice on both our computers: one "watched" the local webcam and cloned the video ...
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VLC Batch file playback

I'd like to be able to run a batch file from my computer that does the following: Open VLC Play a video file until it said file ends. Stream webcam (dshow://) whilst playing a sound file only after ...
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Baby monitor with netbook and smartphone [closed]

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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Wget - repeat download of the same image from URL (with backup and timestamping)

I am trying to download images from a webcam that refreshes the image about every 3 seconds. I want to use the timestamping option in case their webcam stops updating the files (happens from time to ...
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Windows 8 webcam automatically taking a photo when it 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 ...