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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The proper bit rate for a web cam? [on hold]

I have a web cam which streams out h.264 video streams and it comes with a software on the PC to record that video stream. I need a continuous video streams instead of snap shots. I can also set the ...
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USB UVC Webcam to IP [duplicate]

I have 2 USB UVC webcams, are there: a simple adaptater that transform my USB webcam to an ip address? a simple command (like mplayer uvc://192.168.1.102) to show my webcam?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to record video into circular buffer?

I want to build low cost IP camera with storage out of webcam, OpenWRT router and flash drive (or probably hard drive). It's not difficult to do, but I would like to store like last 24 hours, ...
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Not able to read 2 USB webcams at the same time in a Ubuntu VM in VMWare Fusion

I am trying to read 2 video streams from 2 USB webcams at the same time. This is needed for my project with OpenCV on Stereo Vision in Ubuntu. While I could read both the streams at the same time w/o ...
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Webcam turned on itself. Why? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 7 SP1. The webcam is Dell P/N: T3NPC. I was on YouTube watching TeamFourStar. Right as I finished the video I was watching, I exited Mozilla and went to ...
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How to identify USB webcam by serial number from the Linux command line [duplicate]

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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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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How can I set the webcam to a mirror effect?

Hello :) I just got the new Windows 8 MIU (I think that's what it's called) where the main page has all the apps and such , instead of the normal desktop. I hope you understand what I mean . But ...
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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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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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How to limit the USB bandwidth a device can allocate on Linux

How do you put an cap on the amount of bandwidth a USB device can allocate on Linux? I have a couple of cheap USB webcams that I'm trying to running simeltaneously. Running v4l2-ctl ...
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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 ManyCam to use an IP camera as webcam

I have a LinkPro IP camera that I want to use as a webcam for Skype. According to this: Use IP Camera for Skype / Hangout? I should use ManyCam, which I have tried. But after adding the IP camera ...
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50 USB webcams in a single computer. Is that really possible?

Theoretically an USB HD webcam working at 15 FPS consume a bandwidth nearing 18MB/s - 1280 (width) x 960(height) x 3(RGB channels) x 15(FPS) - without compression. An USB 2.0 controller have a ...
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Samsung “Smart stay” for Windows laptop [closed]

Samsung uses technology named "Smart stay" on their Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S III): It waits till you're asleep: the screen maintains a bright display as long as you're looking at it. ...
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webcam problem with skype on linux

I am runing ubuntu 9.10 and the latest version of skype but I have problem with webcam. When I trie the webcam with cheese it works fine but when I try to use the web on skype , skype crashes. can any ...
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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 manage USB devices between host and guest with VirtualBox on Windows

I would like to make my host computer’s webcam available to my guest OS under VirtualBox. Having never shared USB devices between the two before, though, I am a bit skittish about the language in the ...
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Taking a picture via the webcam when someone logs in or tries to log in (on Windows 7)

I was wondering, as a security measure, wouldn't it be nice if the webcam were used to take a picture whenever someone would try to log into the computer (especially given that nowadays almost every ...
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Treat android camera as a webcam?

So here is the deal: I have a computer vision project on my head and I need to use external camera, because integrated one (in a laptop) is just not comfortable for testing. It would be great if I ...
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Finding out which app is using the webcam

Yesterday I was working on my laptop. Suddenly I noticed that the indicator light of the webcam was on, despite the fact that I wasn't making a video call or using the webcam in any other way at 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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Integrated video camera in Lenovo Thinkpad x201 shows image upside down

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x201 with Fedora 20, and any time I use the integrated camera, the picture shows upside down. Before you think that the screen orientation is changed, the rest of the screen ...
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Webcam on Sony Vaio on Win 7 problem

Anyone know where I can get a Win 7 32Bit driver for my Web Cam (Vaio VGN-CR11H/B) ? I changed operating system from Chinese Vista to English Win 7 Update: Windows 7 will not detect the cam, but I ...
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Deploying webcams with Lync via RDP

I am currently working on an IT project for my internship regarding the implementation of webcams and Lync via RDP on thin-clients. The goal is to let users, who are logged in on a thin-client via ...
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How can I view my webcam in vista?

I have a cheep Logitech webcam that works fine in Skype and flash applications. In windows xp I could open the webcam in my computer and view though it and save pictures. Does Vista do that as well? ...
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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 I use my mobile phone camera as a computer webcam?

Is there any (free) way that I can connect a mobile phone with video camera as a web cam in the computer with Windows Operating System? For instance a traditional Nokia phone (not a very new ...
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Why is “windows logon user interface host” using my webcam?

I just got a message from my internet security program (Kaspersky) saying: windows logon user interface host is using webcam Why on earth is it doing this? Can I stop it? I'm using Windows ...
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Where to find drivers for built-in webcam

I have an ASUS A550CA laptop and my HDD broke down some time ago. I got a new HDD and installed Windows from scratch. I also installed all drivers present on the ASUS support page for this model but ...
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ASUS Lifeframe 3 and Webcam

I don't know what exactly the problem. But, I have done some OS reinstalling for some reason (actually my friend did it to me). And I forgot to bring ASUS driver cd, then the installation for my ASUS ...
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avconv stream video from USB webcam without delay

I need to stream video from USB webcam. I am using avconv, but it has delay min 5s. Is possible to stream in real time without delay? avconv -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 -vcodec libx264 -f mpegts ...
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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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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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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 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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Webcam with circular fishey [closed]

I'm looking for a wireless wifi webcam with a uncropped circular fisheye lens. The only one I can find is D-Link DCS-6010L, but it is way too expensive. In theory it should be possible to buy a more ...
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How to restrict access to Ethernet ports outside of physical permiter

I have several PoE IP webcams installed on my house. Each mounting point has only one wire going to it: the Cat6 with 8P8C plug at the end, which both powers and communicates with the camera. I ...
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Using H.264 pixel format on Logitech C920 on Linux

This article states that it is possible to stream H.264 directly from webcams after kernel 3.2. I have the same camera (Logitech C920) and kernel 3.16 (of Debian testing), but the pixel format does ...