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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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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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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xawtv/streamer webcam snapshots are “wrapped”, but streaming works

If I take a snapshot with my webcam, either through right-clicking in xawtv or through streamer -o snapshot.jpeg, the image is distorted. The simplest way to explain is through an example pictures: ...
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Can't See Image on Webcam Window

Came upon this site via Gizmo's Freeware. Thought I would give it a try. As much as I can remember, this is a pretty complete description of the problem and all the steps I've taken to find a ...
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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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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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How can I connect integrated webcam with virtualbox

I am trying to use a Windows XP VM for VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have tried the usual attaching USB device but I get an error saying "USB device is busy with previous request". My webcam ...
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how I do streaming with raspberry by rtp?

I want to cast my webcam by rtp with raspberry pi. I've tried this: ffserver -f /etc/ffserver.conf & ffmpeg -v verbose -r 5 -s 640x480 -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 –f rtp ...
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Server Software to stream Webcam to DLNA Digital Media Renderer

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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No permission to access webcam on linux

I am using a raspberry pi with raspbian to capture webcam shots and upload them to a web server. However, when I rebooted just now I no longer have access to the webcam. I have no idea why this ...
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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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Can't get webcam working (VirtualBox Ubuntu 11.10 on Mac OSX 10.6.8)

I installed the Guest Additions, installed the isight-firmware-tools by using the AppleUSBVideoSupport file but I still can't get access to the iSight webcam. When I launch >vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 I ...
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How can I switch between 2 different webcams during a Webex presentation?

Am looking to give sales presentations that will sometimes show the speaker via one webcam,and a close up of a small product on another. I'm thinking of using Webex for this under Windows, 7 but am ...
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webcam worked yesterday, no more

Along with the rest of the world, I joined google plus right after invitations became available last night. I was able to use my webcam for their hangouts, now I cannot. When I checked lshw I can't ...
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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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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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FFMPEG DirectShow: Could not run filter

I'm trying to take a picture from my webcam using FFMpeg. This is what I'm trying to run: @echo off :: Get date and time for /F "usebackq tokens=1,2 delims==" %%i in (`wmic os get LocalDateTime ...
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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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Why is my webcam not working on VMplayer 6.0.1?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the following configuration: Model: i5-3575 3.7 GiB of RAM Intel Core i5 4200 CPU @1.60 GHz X4 Intel Haswell Mobile Graphics 350 GB hard drive Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Emulate a USB camera with an IP camera for web conference

Our office uses Cisco's WebEx for business web conferences and I want a camera with Pan/Tilt/Zoom for use in our board room. Unfortunately WebEx only supports USB cameras (mainly those on the Windows ...
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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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Dell Studio One - Integrated WebCam driver

I have a Dell Studio One with service tag: 1NBQWH1. The webcam on it doesn't work. I checked Device Manager, and under Imaging Devices, there's no webcam. There is an unknown device under Unknown ...
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Skype can't use the webcam because Skype is using it

I can answer a call with audio or make a call with audio, but when I try to enable video, Skype complains that something else is using the webcam. I track that down with Process Explorer only to find ...
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Ffmpeg dropping frames, but not using more the 10-20% of cpu

I have some old hardware so I'm not expecting miracles. I want to stream from a webcam to ustream at standard quality. I'm using a code like sudo ffmpeg -re -f v4l2 -i /dev/video1 -f flv ...
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Default Webcam Driver Issues

I'm having troubles getting my monitor-attached webcam (ASUS VK248H) to install on my new computer. On the old computer, it was a matter of not using a USB 3.0 port, but I can't get anything to work ...
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Is there any way to modify a webcam from command prompt

I got a life cam HD 5000 webcam and I want it to be used for programming stuff , In Ubuntu terminal you have the ability to change the webcams settings (after installing something) , because my code ...
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Mpeg2 decode on a webcam?

I've got a situation here. I'm trying to use a camera hooked up to a capture card as a webcam, however the capture card stream is MPEG2 encoded. Which basically means, since no webcam-using programs ...
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Rotate webcam video on Ubuntu Linux

I need to rotate (90 degrees) the video feed of my laptop webcam to use it with skype/hangout. It seems to be possible using the gstreamer infrastructure, but I don't know how.
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How do I use Canon CyberShot A800 as a webcam?

How do I get the Canon CyberShot A800 digicam be detected as a webcam when plugged in to a Windows 7 PC?
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Webcam not working - drivers look fine, WIA is started, cams get detected by Windows and Skype etc

How can I debug a webcam issue if the event viewer doesn't show any errors concerning WIA or camera/hardware topics WIA is started and restarting it causes no errors/warnings in the event log ...
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Webcam stream doesn't work on Logitech E2500

I'm currently trying to get webcam streaming to work on a Logitech E2500 with ffmpeg. Running the command gives me some kind of buffer length error. pi@raspberrypi ~/ffmpeg-dmo-1.0 $ sudo ...
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Issues with webcam after installing Windows 8

After recently installing Windows 8 on my machine (Asus Laptop), I noticed my webcam was showing the image upside-down (in the camera app and in Skype). I figured it would need a driver re-install, so ...
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Webcam and microphone not working on HP Pavilion DV7

I get no webcam and microphone on my HP-Pavilion DV7-3085dx laptop, running Windows 7 Home Premium. I tested many camera drivers from HP support, but still have the same problem. What can I do?
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Autostart Manycam with specific Images via configfile or parameter

At the moment I try to figure out if it is possible to start ManyCam automaticaly showing a picture i configure via a configuration file or via command line parameters. I am afraid that this might be ...
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How to quickly switch between “webcam preview” and XBMC?

I've build a dedicated PC for use in Dental Clinic, but I found out that it's very difficult to setup the computer "idiot-proof" enough. It has to do 2 simple things: show live preview from ...
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Is there a USB camera that works with linux with software-controllable white balance?

I'm looking for a USB webcam for a computer vision application running on linux - and it has to be USB, firewire won't work in the particular application. If I remember correctly the reason that this ...
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Webcam not found after re-installing Windows 7 (LiteOn Sonix SN9C230)

On my Vostro 1310 laptop, I re-installed Windows 7, now I have trouble with my webcam. I had a driver CD that came with my laptop, which I installed, but during setup it shows me error: error ...
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What's the best Windows service to record / stream images from a webcam?

I have a machine running Windows 7 Home Premium with a pair of webcams attached. I need to take a snapshot once every 5 mins or so from each camera and allow streaming of the live feed over a ...
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VLC scene filter ratio

I'm using VLC to capture images on a webcam over time to build a timelapse video: vlc -I dummy v4l2:// --video-filter scene -V dummy --scene-ratio 200 --scene-format png --scene-prefix img ...
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Very dark webcam on new HP DV7

I just got my new HP DV7 6135dx about a week after it came out and when I was playing around with the webcam a few days after, it worked great. But then all of a sudden it went dark. Not black, but ...
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Flash Player crashes after accessing to camera

I'm making a flash which is using camera (like video.attachCamera(camera);), and it works perfectly well. However, when I close flash player and try to edit flash(fla), it crashes every time. If I ...
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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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Is there a simple Flash applet that just displays video coming from a local webcam?

I'm looking to display a live webcam feed in a PowerPoint presentation in the most portable way possible (I can't install anything on the PC). It seems the easiest way to do this would be to embed a ...
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Sony Vaio webcam (VGP-VCC6) is no longer working (not detected)

I have a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium Version 2 with a 32 bit operating system. I have no idea what has caused my internal webcam (VGP-VCC6) to cease working, but my system can no ...
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FIREWIRE - Windows XP - No audio? not recognized as audio source?

I have a sony camcorder i'm connecting to windows XP via firewire. Windows XP recognizes the camera as a video source, but not as an audio source. i.e. it does not show up as an option in the drop ...
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Quickcam driver for Windows 7

Is there a way to get a Quickcam Pro 4000/5000 to work on Windows 7? The website shows that there are only drivers available for XP and Vista. Maybe an open source webcam driver project?
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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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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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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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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 ...