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 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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How to flip video feed that's presented upside down?

Skype an other applications running under windows 7 Ultimate are presenting the video captured from the laptop built-in webcam upside down. I've tried many solution that I was able to find regarding ...
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FFmpeg Unable to find a suitable output format for … [RPi]

I was trying to set-up ffmpeg on RPi to stream video from webcam. This is my launch script: ffserver -f /etc/ffserver.conf & ffmpeg -v verbose -r 5 -s 640x480 -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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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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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 canon 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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webcam and wifi adapter “break” usb?

I have a webcam, a mouse, and a wifi adapter all plugged into the same USB bus at the back of my computer. When I run a program to utilize the webcam, both the webcam and wifi adapter stop working and ...
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Automatically disable integrated webcam when an external one is connected?

I use my laptop as a desktop quite often, about 75% of the time. As a desktop setup, it has a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse and webcam connected externally—the latter three over USB. It is then ...
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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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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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Multiple cams broadcasting service

I want to set up three cameras at a wedding and stream them to the world. preferably so the viewer can see all three at once, but audio from one. I want to both broadcast live and save it to disk for ...
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What causes the webcam to activate during Windows 8 logon?

When I resume my Windows 8 laptop from sleep and the logon screen is activated, the built-in webcam is briefly activated and then turned off. I notice this by the "record led" by the lense turning on ...
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Upgrade caused webcam to malfunction

I have a 3 year old Toshiba Satellite A305-S6857 an it came pre-installed with Windows Vista. (Quite the bummer I know). However through school I was able to upgrade my OS to Windows 7. However in ...
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Need to find stored Video Server password in Axis Camera Station Client Software

Does anyone know how where the video server password is stored within Axis Camera Station (ACS) software? I have a Windows user that auto-logs in with Admin privileges but I need to make a new Windows ...
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How to make an Axis network camera appear as a local webcam camera?

I am trying to interface with an Axis 210 network camera. I can access it through web browser or some video stream URL. But I really want it to appear as a local webcam since many tools support that ...
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Prevent webcam from automatically adjusting white balance

When I try to video chat on Google Hangouts or Skype the image keeps changing colors - it looks like the camera is trying to pick the right white balance, but it isn't locking in. This only happens in ...
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HDMI to USB converter

I'd like to use my camcorder for video conferencing. On the one end, the camcorder outputs HDMI. On the other end, the PC takes USB input. How do I convert the HDMI video feed to a "webcam" USB ...
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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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Convert RTSP stream to virtual web camera

I am trying to use a RTSP stream from an IP camera as video input source for various applications on Windows (eg. skype). The only solution I have found so far is using "webcam 7", an application ...
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How to set up a time lapse capture for Samsung web cam SNH-P6410BN

I am trying to create a time lapse with my webcam. it's a samsung SNH-P6410BN. The default software that it comes with has some very basic options. Are there any aftermarket software which could ...
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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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Recording from two Webcams simultaneously on one computer

I'm trying to set up a simple two-camera interview using two Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 cameras connected via USB to a single Windows Vista machine. The problem is, Logitech's camera software sees both ...
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Software to auto adjust brightness of screen(s) from webcam

Does any windows software exist to auto-adjust the brightness of a monitor (laptop screen and external monitor) based on the amount of light that a connected webcam senses?
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How to use built-in webcam with Photo Booth on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9?

Photo Booth says “there is no connected camera.” Where is a list of hardware? System preferences does not seem to have any such comprehensive list. Upddate Other applications were not able to use ...
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Laptop webcam always shows video upside down

I have an integrated webcam (USB 2.0 UVC 2M) on my laptop. Whenever I turn it on for video conferencing either on Skype or Google Talk, it always shows upside down. I am not sure what is wrong with ...
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HP Webcam HD 2300 always using 48% of USB bandwith, why?

Used bandwidth seems to be independent of resolution and frame format (tested with GraphEdt.exe). Measured via Windows 7 device manager, advanced properties of the Enhanced Host Controller.
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How to run a webcam without Internet cable

I live in an apartment in Washington, DC. My only option for cable (TV and Internet) is Comcast. I am extremely dissatisfied with my service and want to cancel. There's WiFi in the lobby of the ...
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How can I stream recorded video from an IP camera?

I'd like to record a certain area of my house while I'm away from home. I downloaded this app to turn my phone into an IP camera. I can then open up VLC on my computer and get a video stream from my ...
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Take multiple pictures per second with Logitech webcam 600

I have a Logitech webcam 600. I use the software that installs by default(Logitech Webcam Software) in Windows 7 when I plugin the camera. I would like to take multiple pictures per second(the most ...
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Webcams that work in Windows 7

My Logitech Quickcam has no drivers for Windows 7 or Vista for that matter. Does anyone know of a webcam, with built in mic, not made by Logitech that will work with Windows 7?
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Extract DSLR Live View as video feed and capture

We're working on a project where users can view themselves using a camera mounted on the wall using a live stream on their phone. They can take a picture of themselves, and it is stored on our servers ...
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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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Webcam image as desktop wallpaper in Windows 7?

Is there a way to set the Windows 7 desktop wallpaper to an image from a live webcam feed?
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How to create a GTK window that can display outputs from two webcams?

I searched for this a lot for the past few days. I am kind of a newbie to GTK. My assingnment is to make a GTK window that can display outputs from two different webcams using either C or C++. I know ...
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Toshiba Laptop : Chicony Webcam locked by another application

When I try to connect my built-in webcam in Vista Home Premium it says "The cam was locked by another application."Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks.
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USB mouse and flash drive work but Webcam and Camera dont

im having some issues with my USB ports. mouse and flash drive work but Webcam and Camera have some problems. my webcam freezes after a few seconds and in ManyCam it says please close other programs ...
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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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Why is my webcam showing a surrealist version of the normal video?

Here's a screen capture of what my webcam is showing: I think it is a driver problem, so I headed for my laptop manufacturer's website: http://acer.com/ and found 3 different drivers for my laptop ...
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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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Can't find the webcam Dell Latitude E6540

When I search for webcam, camera, cam nothing turns up. I can turn on the camera from online services, but I do not know how to do it offline.
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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 can I take a picture with my webcam in Windows 7?

I know it existed as sort of a folder in Windows Explorer in at least Windows XP, but I just can't seem to find it in Windows 7... How can I take a picture with my webcam in Windows 7 without using ...
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Is there any way I can control the output of my webcam?

I actually got this idea when I was using Google Hangouts; I was wondering if there was any way I could "hack" my webcam to make Hangouts display video that wasnt actually being supplied as input. ...
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Windows app to grab webcam snapshots?

I want to periodically capture an image from a webcam attached to a Windows PC, and upload it to a Linux server on the network (preferably FTP, could be SFTP or even Samba). The images have to be ...
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I can't access URL on my own server, but others can

I have a server running webcams at 96.30.159.42:8081. If YOU click on this address you will see the 3 cameras I have set up. If I enter that address (or click on they hyperlink on my webpage), ...
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Audio / video conferencing and joining of calls? [closed]

I am needing to join two office locations such that they are essentially always connected by a high quality audio and perhaps video link. The purpose of this is to allow two personal offices to ...
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Skype 4.3 uses too much bandwidth for the camera

On Skype 4.2 everything works perfectly, however when I try to video chat with 4.3, once I turn on the camera it will maximize my upstream until it chokes out everything else and eventually ...
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Using FFmpeg to stream from webcam on Linux

I'm try to stream input from a webcam to an http server, using FFmpeg. I cannot seem to figure out how to do this. From v4l2, these are my options: $ ffmpeg -f v4l2 -list_formats all -i /dev/video0 ...
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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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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 ...