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Questions tagged [webcam]

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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FFmpeg: Outputting multiple videos with multiple video/image inputs

Thank you so much for checking out my post, I'm still new to ffmpeg but getting addicted to experimenting with it, yet I'm facing the following problem: ffmpeg -f gdigrab -s 1360x768 -framerate 30 -i ...
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Detecting objects (race cars) using webcam [closed]

There is software that already exists to do this: https://sites.google.com/site/easylapcounter/ However, I'm wondering if there are any newer/commercial solutions to this? The items I'm tracking are ...
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How to record a webcam from the command line in Windows without using ffmpeg? [duplicate]

I want to record a webcam from the command line and save it into a video file. I can't use ffmpeg, I got an error from it: no jpeg data found in image. My webcam is called HP Wide Vision HD Camera.
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Embed timestamp in video file using ffmpeg

I'm trying to record a video from the webcam using ffmpeg, while saving the exact timestamp in the video format so that I can later match it with other recorded videos: ffmpeg -f v4l2 -ts abs -...
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Skype doesn't show audio/video devices after installing Office365 + Skype for business [closed]

Skype desktop doesn't identify my microphone/speakerswebcam - audio/video options say "no device found". Skype desktop used to work, until I replaced my Office 2016 with Office 365, which includes ...
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How to find out which application uses the webcam

When I try to use my webcam for livestrams on YouTube, the site tells me the cam is in use by another application. No matter what I try, YouTube won't let me use this cam. What I have tried: I have ...
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Changing camera position / enum in Windows

I have 2 cameras installed in Windows. Unfortunately there's no way to set a "Standard Camera", and my favorite camera is #2 in any camera enumeration, so applications use the less desired / first ...
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taskhostw.exe asks for webcam usage

ESET prompted a window that taskhostw.exe wants to access the webcam on my laptop. The exe is from system32. I turned off camera access before but it seems like a system update turned it back on ...
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Webcam woes on Windows 10

I haven't been happy with webcams on windows 10. I have an old Logitech that works OK, with a logitech application that allows me to set zoom, pan, tilt, brightness, etc., and then launch whatever ...
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FFmpeg Webcam Timelapse

I'm trying to create a timelapse using a Logitech c920 and ffmpeg but the quality is not very good. My command so far is: ffmpeg -f v4l2 -input_format yuyv422 -i /dev/video0 -s 1920x1080 -aspect 16:...
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Windows turning webcam off after reload of page

I am currently running a Booking System on a HTML page that is always reading the webcam. But after random times of reloading the page, the webcam fails to load with the error NotReadableError: Could ...
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Cheese cannot detect webcam

When I connect my "Philips spc315nc/00" webcam the Cheese app does not allow me to select a webcam from the preferences, it is grayed out, as if no devices were connected. The thing is that the usb-...
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Webcam not being detected

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series laptop which is running Windows 10. Starting a few days ago, the built-in webcam that comes with the laptop stopped working completely. Programs like Skype, ...
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Windows 10 Privacy settings locked, breaking microphone and Camera

Since I update my computer yesterday, none of my apps have access to my camera or my microphone and my settings app says *settings are hidden or controlled by your organization. Mic settings Cam ...
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are laptop webcams 360 degree?

I have a question. are enterprise model laptop's (Dell Latitude) webcams 360 degree? (specifically but anyway any vendor) I got a refurbished one, but official Windows app, not 360 capture anyway But ...
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Properly uninstall microphone and camera on Dell Inspiron

I have a Dell Inspiron, not entirely sure the model but it has the i7 core, 16GB RAM, 1TB storage and quad core. Camera: I've been trying to uninstall the camera but every time I uninstall the ...
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Windows 10 drivers for Macbook's FaceTime HD Camera won't allow anything other than 720p

I'm not sure if I should be asking this here or over in Ask Different, but given that Windows 10 is the OS I'm working in, here's where I am... I have a 2017 MacBook Pro running Windows 10 Pro via ...
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USB Webcam over Remote Desktop Connection

I've recently purchased a Logitech C920 webcam. For work, I RDP from my personal machine to the work laptop (located on the same LAN - It's just easier for multi-monitor setup, etc, without KVMs). ...
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Access to “uvc_init_video”

I am trying to connect 4 USB webcams to a powered USB hub, but the system will only allow one to be used at a time. All cameras are asking for 480mb/s, but using usbtop I found that they needed way ...
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Logitech Webcam C930e Driver issue (code 19) on Win 10 LTSB

first time here. Here is my problem: I just bought a Logitech C930E HD Webcam and I can't get it to work on my windows 10 LTSB: I'm getting a Code 19 Error: "Windows cannot start this hardware ...
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Multi-webcams streaming with one USB port using USB hub

I had referred other answers in here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2519057/implications-of-using-many-usb-web-cameras https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6664605/two-webcams-on-one-usb-hub-...
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Built-in webcam not working

I have a Lenovo G550 (model 20023) laptop with a built in webcam running on Windows 7. The camera recently just stopped working and it isn't shown under imaging devices. I've uninstalled and ...
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Logitech C270 webcam: no picture

I have a Logitech C270 webcam. I used it for years on my windows computer without issues. The video stopped working some weeks ago. Firefox and Skype say that some other program uses the camera. ...
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Set a second monitor to a set workspace

I've seen some questions on the line, but what I want seems slightly different. I'll explain the setting. During some streaming session I use my pc and an external monitor. The pc is set to the ...
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Can you connect multiple UVC cameras to a single USB3 port?

I have 2 VGA at 120 fps cameras and one 2560x720 at 60 fps UVC camera sending MJPEG streams. I think a single USB3 port should be handle the bandwith but is it supported to connect several to one port,...
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How to get Hama AC-150 webcam to work in Windows 10?

When I first plugged it in, Windows recognized it as "HP Basic Starter Camera". The Camera app in Windows 10 doesn't recognize it, I'm getting a "We can't find your camera" message and a black screen....
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ffmpeg stream video file to fake webcam

I'm trying to set up ffmpeg to forward video stream from file to dummy video device created by v4l2loopback My command looks like following: ffmpeg -re -i video.mp4 -c:v rawvideo -pix_fmt yuv420p -f ...
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No WEBCAM drivers found under imaging devices after upgrading to Windows 10 from 7

My grandfather asked me to update his windows 7 laptop (ASUS Eee PC Seashell Series) to windows 10 and after I upgraded it to Windows 10 the webcam is not working and neither I was able to find any ...
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webcam detection in chromium on fresh ubuntu install

I've just received my new laptop (Asus Zenbook), and installed Ubuntu 17.10 on it. I installed Chromium on it (Version 63.0.3239.132), but it could not access my webcam at all. I tried with appear.in,...
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Can't increase resolution on HP laptop webcam

I've just bought an HP 255 G6 laptop (1WY96EA), and the webcam resolution (according to the Windows 10 Camera app) is 640x360. The spec says it's an HD camera, though. I've installed all the Windows ...
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USB Webcam works on 2 out of 3 machines?

I have a USB webcam (actually an Eachine ROTG01 FPV reciever but it presents itself as a generic USB webcam) that when I connect to my Windows 10 tower does absolutely nothing - no new devices are ...
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How to disable the web-cam in windows 7?

My laptop has a built-in web-cam. I never use it. And I've read about how hackers (from the deep web which I use sometimes) hack it and then they can see you and spy on you. So, how can I make the cam ...
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How can I make a shortcut to the webcam?

This is my webcam: 1.3M webCam (04f2:b1d8) Aspire 5742 Model Name: AS5742. Windows 7 64-bit It shows in device manager. It works fine. Drivers updated. This is the problem: It doesn't appear in ...
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How to record desktop and stream it in webcam ubuntu 17.04

I was able to stream desktop in virtual webcam using this command: sudo modprobe v4l2loopback exclusive_caps=1 && v4l2-ctl --list-devices && ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 20 -s 400x400 -i :0.0+...
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ffmpeg stream webcam to http:// and file

Attempting to record the video and audio of one stream (a local webcam) to both a filename and a server. Current approach: ffmpeg -f avfoundation -framerate 30 -i "FaceTime HD Camera":"Built-in ...
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Ion Video Forever on Windows Server

I'm trying to get an Ion Video Forever (composite video capture card) working on windows server 2008R2. Currently, I cannot start a video stream from that device. Drivers have been installed from the ...
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MSI Laptop integrated camera driver shows “USB Boot” as name and doesn't work

As the title suggests, my laptop's integrated camera has stopped working. It currently shows "USB Boot" as the name of the driver and is shown in applications, however, it doesn't actually function at ...
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Capture multiple camera in sync

How can I capture multiple webcam stream synchronized? I tried using FFMPEG, mapping the outputs to different files in the same command line, but this resulted in 2 un-synchronized videos never the ...
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How capture video from webcam to binary output stream using ffmpeg

I need capture video from webcam to binary output stream. I found an example how we can do this for 'region of the display' here and here -loglevel panic -hide_banner -y -f gdigrab -draw_mouse 1 -i ...
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Firefox completely enable webcam and microphone without prompting

Like many browsers, Firefox performs a check when an application requests webcam or microphone access. If the site is already on a whitelist or the user agrees, then access is granted. I'm wondering ...
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Take webcam picture from shell with minimal delay

I am looking for a command-line tool that can take a picture from a webcam as fast as possible and write it to stdout. In addition, I would like to be able to specify settings like input format, ...
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Windows 10 Camera App: “Close other apps” Error 0xA00F4243(0xC00D3704)

I recently purchased a Logitech Brio 4k UHD webcam. To test it out, I opened up the Windows Camera app, only to be met with an error message "Close other apps: It looks like another app is using the ...
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Fake/controllable webcam for Chrome inside Docker container

Background I am trying to control the input to a WebRTC web application running on Chrome, controlled by Selenium, inside a Docker container. This is part of an automated test of the WebRTC ...
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Webcam only detected through usb hub but not directly

I posted this question first on StackOverflow. I got the hint to post it here with additional information. So here is the updated question. Original question: I tried to connect a usb webcam ...
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Enable Sony camera and mic unit for Mac

Is there any way I can use Sony cmu-br100 on a Mac? I couldn't find any drivers on the website. So wanted to know if there is any way around it.
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How did my computer screen became a camera?

Today I accidentally found that the camera shows the image of my screen while I can see nothing in Scanners and Cameras: The webcam used to return no camera, but this time it shows my screen. How ...
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Why do I run out of memory when streaming video from a webcam to YouTube on a Raspberry Pi?

I am trying to stream video for a YouTube livestream, which I want to stream 24/7 if possible. I have a Raspberry Pi Model 3 Model B with a USB Webcam (Logitech G922). I'm using this command for ...
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Does not my HP laptop have an internal webcam?

I have a workstation laptop ( EliteBook 8560w) working on windows 10. I cannot run the webcam with any application I've tried. No webcam is shown on the device manger list, and when I try to install a ...
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Integrated webcam listed as hidden device in Device Manager

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop running Windows 10. A few days ago, the built-in webcam stopped working completely. Programs like Skype, OBS, and TestWebCam all fail to detect it. At ...
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Cannot get more than 3 Webcams to work at once (in OBS)

I have 1 Logitech C290, and 4 C270s, but I can only ever get a max of three working at the same time in OBS Studio. I've tried pretty much every combination of hubs and not hubs, powered hubs, PCI-E ...