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 to join a WebRTC session with a Raspberry Pi 2 and Camera module?

How does one get a working setup to join a WebRTC session (e.g. https://opentokrtc.com or for testing https://test.webrtc.org) with a Raspberry Pi 2, the official camera module (and a USB soundcard)? ...
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Server Software to stream Webcam to DLNA Digital Media Renderer [on hold]

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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Streaming audio and video to VLC with ffmpeg and ffserver

I'm trying to set up a webcam with a raspberry pi 2 that I can view from VLC media player on another computer. I followed the tutorial here to get video only working, but his other tutorial that ...
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View port 8080 output from own computer

I'm following the tutorial here to learn how to stream video between computers. http://rtcl.kaist.ac.kr/~bkkim/lecture/designlab/DesignLab_RoboCam_Lab6_C.pdf After installing the recommended ...
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Using several webcams at the same time on Windows

I am often streaming and commenting games. Last summer I was streaming the french Magic the Gathering nationals. And for that I wanted to have many webcams at the same time. It didn't work as I ...
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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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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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How to determine if built in web cam is broken

This laptop has a web cam but Skype does not seem to see it. I even looked at device manager and there are no imaging devices listed. I tried to also use the Windows 10 camera app and it claims the ...
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FFMPEG webcam stream to Youtube drops frames

I need to do a live videostream on Youtube using a Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920. My OS is Fedora 20, and the command I am trying to use is: ffmpeg -f v4l2 -i /dev/video0 -flags +global_header -ac 1 ...
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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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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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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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Samba Share Files on openSUSE 11.2 not Visible through other computers on network

I have created the samba share on my OpenSuse 11.2 Linux machine. testparm gives all the parameters I have set. Everything looks perfect. I am able to access /myshare from other mac and windows ...
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Google Chrome not able to identify my webcam

Chrome has suddenly stopped accessing my camera. Whenever I go to a website that tries to use my camera, I see a text that says camera : none available When I go to media settings, I see that Chrome ...
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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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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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Starting a web cam application in Linux without display

I have a web cam application in Linux. When it starts, it initializes the web cam and the image is displayed live in a new window inside startx. Some calculations will be performed too and the result ...
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FFmpeg build with V4L2

I want to use ffmpeg to access my webcam. I tried: ffmpeg -f v4l2 -i /dev/video0 output.mp4 but I am getting an error: Unknown input format: 'v4l2' Similarly with video4linux2 instead of v4l2. ...
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What ffmpeg settings to get the best possible video resolution/framerate that my webcam is capable of?

I want to record the best possible video file (in terms of resolution/framerate/colors) from my webcam. Right now I am using this command: ffmpeg -f v4l2 -framerate 25 -video_size 640x480 -i ...
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Record fragments of 10 seconds using FFMPEG and DSHOW from webcam

I am a beginner of FFMPEG. I solved to record my webcam 10 seconds. I need to make recordings of 10 seconds each and I don't know how can I do this. ffmpeg -f dshow -video_size 640x360 -framerate 15 ...
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Windows 7 only detects microphone on external webcam

So today I just bought a new webcam, Logitech C270, and I only bought it because I was having issues with my old webcam, Microsoft Life Cam (don't remember the full name of it but its a small cheap ...
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Improve performance desktop recording using gstreamer

How can I improve the performance of a desktop recording using gstreamer with integrated webcam stream? I tried the pipeline below, and it works, but the performance is very bad. Records only a ...
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Annoying USB Random Noises [duplicate]

I just added a new battery to my laptop today, and a new webcam. Then suddenly about maybe 12 hours after it starts making the USB sound when you insert and remove it. It plays the 'IN' sound then the ...
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Stream a windowed application to another Windows PC on the LAN network?

I need to stream a single windowed application on a Windows 7 PC to another Windows PC, so that the other Windows PC can see that application and, preferably, interact with it. But all I want it to ...
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Fix MediaRecorder videos with ffmpeg

I'm using MediaRecorder API to create videos from webcam on Firefox, but It creates video files with some failures. Here is an example of video created this way. When I execute it on VLC Player, it's ...
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How do I know if my dell laptop has a camera?

When I make a video call, I can see the person I call, but they cant see me. I have an eye on the top of the screen. Is this the camera? How do I activate it? How do I know the model # if needed?
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How can I preview my webcam in a frameless, menuless window? [closed]

I have a need to show a preview of my webcam in a window, for the purpose of a movie shooting. In a different question AMcap was recommended, and seems like it's the right tool. The problem is, I ...
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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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Make Laptop Cam and Mic available in VM

I want to make the integrated web camera and the audio/microphone available in a windows VM. Which devices do you need add to the VM via virt-manager? PCI ===> lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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Webcam on Linux Mint not working correctly (grey screen)

I have Linux Mint 17.2 x64 installed on MSI GE60 2PE laptop. I'm trying to get my webcam working on this OS (it's working well on Windows), but am unable to do so. The image initially displays ...
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How to disable iSight auto adjustments?

The built-in iSight cam on my MacBook machine keeps re-adjusting the lighting (and focus I think). I need to manually set those, but I found nothing of any use in System Preferences or System ...
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Trying to set up WebCam Recording in VLC

The actual recording part I have figured out to completion. What I'm having trouble with is figuring out a way to automatically add a number to my file output. For example: Stream_00.mp4 ...
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Full HD full FPS webcam

I would like to buy full HD resolution and full FPS (at least 25 FPS) at full resolution WEBCAM. Or 'someothercam' that can be USB connected and not highly priced. By full HD I don't mean 1920x1080 ...
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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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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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Select pixelformat H264 for webcam in Chrome

I am using a webcam with Chrome Browser on Linux that supports full hd resolution. The camera supports H.264 encoding to provide acceptable frame rates on full hd over USB 2.0. When selecting the ...
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Webcam side-by-side view on Raspberry Pi for VR Headset (Google Cardboard)

I'm looking to use a Cardboard Virtual Reality headset (with a Raspberry Pi display instead of cellphone) to look through cameras (also connected to the Raspi). I'd like to test out both a single and ...
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Attempting to stream two C920 Logitech Webcams From Fedora using GStreamer to Windows VLC Client

My apologies in advance for violating any etiquette / rules regarding posting in SuperUser. This is my first post. First of all, I am a streaming video amateur -- the solution I have "cobbled" ...
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What is the default username and password for the KUCAM 1080P 2.0?

I just purchased the KUCAM 1080P 2.0 Mega Wireless Wifi IP Security Camera, Night Vision, Plug/Play, Pan/Tilt, ONVIF with Remote Video Surveillance Monitoring, and I'm wondering what the default ...
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Why can't I pipe ffmpeg output fed from webcam?

I am trying to capture the input of my webcam and pipe the stdout of ffmpeg to another process. The command I am using is ffmpeg -f avfoundation -framerate 30 -i "0" - and it keeps giving me the ...
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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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Cut video after certain time?

So I have found out how to cut a video at a specific time frame by using the following command ffmpeg -i input.wmv -ss 00:00:30.0 -c copy -t 00:00:10.0 output.wmv ffmpeg -i input.wmv -ss 30 -c copy ...
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Problems with webcam

My friend is using Windows 8.1, and he has a webcam. He says it is working very well even without installing drivers. Webcam is A4tech - PK-331F. I asked for this webcam for use. I plugged in the ...
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Multiple ethernet device to single laptop

I am working on a project in which I have to connect multiple webcams to my PC through an ethernet cable. Is there any device which can help in accomplishing this task. How is there any other way ...
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How to disable a specific (faulty) laptop webcam in Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu on my laptop, which has an embedded webcam. After it broke (dark image, connect/disconnect way too often) I replaced it with an external one which is working fine. The old webcam, ...
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Web browser can't detect correctly installed webcam on Linux

Any web browser can't access to my webcam. I figured out that the camera is correctly installed using Cheese. The web cam is a Logitech QuickCam V-UAP14. I've tested the camera in my PC with OpenSuse ...
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It it possible to change my web camera output format?

In my previous question about my USB webcams, I asked about changing the pixel format of the cameras in order to use them as a stereo camera. I was advised that isn't possible because the camera ...
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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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Skype - Unable to use Webcam

This question might already exist the answer to be frank, wasn't very helpful and the only answer was a response to a comment the author made. As far as I am concerned it's not a duplicate of this ...
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No such input format: MJPEG

I want to convert my camera pixels format from YUYV to MJPEG. I tried to use v4l-utils but when i used this commend in terminal: ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -pixel_format MJPEG -i /dev/video0 but when I ...