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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Integrated webcam suddenly stopped working

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T580 whose integrated webcam suddenly stopped working, i.e. this image pops up whenever I try to use it in any application (like Camera, Skype, Zoom etc.). Also the green LED ...
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How can I make Snap Camera' virtual cameras available to BlueJeans?

How can I make Snap Camera' virtual cameras available to BlueJeans? I have launched Snap Camera: but I cannot see it in BlueJeans: I use the latest versions of BlueJeans (2.19.465.0) and Snap Camera ...
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Built in webcam not working on Asus Zenbook Flip14

I have a one-month-old laptop with a webcam. I just tested the webcam and it's returning no image: Here is the result of devmgmt.msc: It seems that the drivers are already up to date
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How can I change the default camera on Windows 10?

I really need help with setting up my Camera as default on Windows 10. I am tired and frustrated with changing cameras again and again on EVERY SINGLE SOFTWARE I use I just need a proper way of ...
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Webcam driver doesn't work

Trying to install a Logitech C270 onto a system running Win10 Enterprise. It's supposed to be plug-and-play; it's not acting that way. Runs the generic MS driver instead of anything specific; and ...
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QuickCam Messenger Win10 compatibility 64bit driver

I have an old QuickCam Messenger, which gets detected from win10 but not fully recognized, thus the cam is not usable. Under the vendor sitehttps://support.logi.com/hc/de-at/articles/360024701614--...
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How to use ffmpeg to save video and audio streams to a file in Linux

My computer is Linux OS, and now I have a USB HDMI capture card, the chip is ms2109, it is compatible with UVC, you can think of it as a webcam. I tried to use obs to do this work, but obs does not ...
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Motion running extremely slowly with buildroot

I was using motioneyeos for a project with a raspberry pi zero w and was easily getting 20fps@1280x720 so I decided to take a quick swipe at buildroot to cut out the features I don't need (I only need ...
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How to diagnose USB “stability” issues?

I need some guidance / pointers on how to diagnose a very odd, intermittent issue I'm experiencing with my system. This is a long one, so let's get stuck in. Context I'm using a Windows 10 PC, on ...
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Webcam issue on laptop - software related?

I'm looking for hints to fix a webcam issue in my laptop. It's an HP Elitebook laptop, on windows 7 (I know, I should update, but it's a corporate laptop and .. well, anyway). I normally use it on a ...
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Connect Webcam to PC and Mac at the same time

Using a wifi splitter can a webcam be plugged into a mac and a pc at the same time if they are never going to be used at the same time?
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Thinkpad T14s Gen 1, Mint 20.1, Webcam doesn't work

I have a new Thinkpad T14sGen1 laptop (HW list). The audio and video drivers work, but the webcam does not. cheese runs, but there's just no video. It appears to have the uvcvideo drivers/module in ...
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Webcam partially doesn't work on Windows 7

My no-name USB webcam doesn't work in Windows 7 in Zoom and Skype. It works perfectly in a web-based test website. In Device Manager it's properly recognised as "HD WebCam" under Imaging ...
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Permanently disable hardware on Windows 10

I'm trying to permanently disable my webcam and bluetooth adapters on my Windows 10 HP ProBook. I've disabled the devices, uninstalled the devices and even renamed the drivers that the devices use so ...
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Is it possible to crop the webcam video on Linux?

Because of the increasing number of virtual meetings I upgraded my setup and purchased a new webcam (Logitech C920s HD Pro Webcam). The image quality is great, but the viewing angle is much wider than ...
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Getting webcam to work on Virtualbox with Linux

I am trying to enable my webcam. Both my guest and host OS are running ArchLinux x86_64. I have followed these steps: Downloaded Virtualbox Extension Pack from virtualbox.org. Added the user to the ...
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HP Webcam a127c driver

Does anybody know where I can download a driver for the HP Webcam a127c all-in-one? The HP drivers site does not list the camera/webcam. (HP support is unreachable - I'll never buy an HP again.) The ...
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Zoom sometimes only shows one color channel from webcam

My coworker Bob's webcam image in Zoom recently started showing just the green channel: The issue is intermittent: Sometimes it shows Bob's image normally, sometimes it looks like this. It might ...
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Unplugging my webcam slows down linux and is impossible to shut down the computer

When I unplug my webcam my computer starts to slow down, programs don't close nicely (I have to force it in the system monitor) and the lights of my keyboard (Num lock, capslock, etc) don't change ...
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If I attach my USB webcam to USB to AV converter and then plug it in AV to HDMI mini adapter, will it work?

What I want is to connect my webcam directly to my hdmi monitor... So theoreticly if i buy a usb to AV converter cable and then attach this to a mini AV To HDMI adapter then connect it to my monitor ...
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How can I change my webcam resolution on windows?

So recently I've been using Webex for online meetings and I've realized that the webcam that I use on an old PC, is set on the highest resolution HD, and during meetings I can't work on the PC as it ...
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FFmpeg w/ V4L2 for virtual webcam on Linux that crops, filters real uvc webcam

Wondering if it would be possible to use ffmpeg w/ v4l2 support (on say Ubuntu Linux) to create a virtual webcam device, that presents a transformed version of real webcam's output. The idea would be ...
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Recurrent issue Integrated webcam is used by another application

I am having issue with my webcam it stops working randomly for indefinite time, these issue first occurred to me year ago after that I have reinstalled windows one time but these issue comes up ...
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Camera Reserved By Another Application 0xA00F4243(0xC00D3704)

I have been struggling with this issue for a week now and I cannot find the solution, I have went through many video's, guides, tutorials and even a clean windows install and at this point I finally ...
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MacBook Pro USB-C Clamshell A/V Inputs

My wife uses her 2019 MacBook Pro both by itself & in clamshell mode plugged into a USB-C monitor that connects all the peripherals. She's struggling with keeping all of her A/V settings set ...
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How can I stream video from a webcam to a file on a Beaglebone Black?

I'm trying to stream some data from a USB webcam to a file on a BeagleBone Black-based device. I'm just trying to test the USB connection, so I don't care about the output format, and don't want to re-...
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Camera turning on when plugging in headset

I have a Predator Helios 300 laptop and a Mpow Air Pro headset. My headset works just fine on my desktop, but for some reason when I plug it into my laptop it turns on the camera. This is obviously a ...
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webcam creative labs vf0640 purple green in dark areas

My Creative Labs vf0640 webcam has been showing purple and green noisy and funny colors since a couple of years, especially in areas of the image that are dark. I am using a Linux computer. It was ...
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Switch camera to screen while switching tabs in browser

I am a student, who has started using online libraries (based on the concept of social accountability). A library in Indian/UPSC context is a bit different from a standard library elsewhere as it ...
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ffmpeg lags when streaming video+audio from RPi Zero W with Logitech C920

I've been trying to setup a baby monitor with a Raspberry Pi Zero and a Logitech C920 webcam. It does work with VLC (cvlc) but it lags too much and gets worse over time. So I am playing around with ...
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How to manage video feeds in WIndows 10?

I'm attempting to use some software that doesn't allow me to select which video feed it's taking in, so all it's seeing is my blank virtual camera and not my actual webcam. I've tried searching for ...
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Unable to find a camera's IP despite scanning local network

Lately I've been trying to find a newly installed network camera. Thankfully, I do have it's MAC address as it is listed under it. So I ran a 'sudo nmap -sn 192.168.1.0/24' scan that way I could find ...
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USB 3 switch connectors-A or B?

I want to connect 4 USB peripheral devices to two computers using a USB Switch. One of the devices is a Cam Link 4K HDMI to USB 3.0 converter (i.e. I want the HDMI camera stream available (one at a ...
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Why is my Ubuntu computer slow when a Logitech C920 USB camera is attached?

I have a USB Webcam (Logitech C920), which (when attached) sometimes slows down my whole computer to less than 10% of the regular speed. I'm not only talking about boot times; which could be explained ...
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Depstech 2K webcam shows mirrored image to others from my Mac

When I am having a video call with someone-- whether on Skype, Zoom, or Google Meet, everyone sees a mirror image of me. I am on a MacBook Air (manufactured in 2015) on Mac OS Big Sur. I am using an ...
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How to set permanent ACLs on hardware (/dev) devices in systemd?

I tried to prevent a user from accessing the webcam via systemd ACLs, but whatever I set is reset on a new login: For regular files, this works just fine, with any access by userx to random_file ...
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How to resize the Windows camera app so the content is shown pixel perfect?

I have a PlayStation 4 connected to my Windows PC via an HDMI-to-USB connector, which I'm using to stream some games. The HDMI-to-USB connector registers as a webcam (and a separate audio capture ...
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burst & shutter speed control capture with usb webcam in linux / raspbian

I am trying to capture burst mode or continuous capture mode with a USB webcam connected to my RPI4. If I use the Pi camera the command is very straightforward for a 12 second burst that yields 50+ ...
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How enable IR leds on webcam using linux command

I have this webcam iSlim321R USB\VID_0458&PID_705F&REV_0100&MI_00 It has 4 working IR leds. I can enable them by windows(obs) But how enable it by linux command? same problem, I tried this ...
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seperate power and data pi camera

I am making a webcam using a raspberry pi and the hq camera. Although I get the video signal on the PC (via USB), it sometimes malfunctions. According to what I can observe, the current that my PC ...
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Using ffmpeg to change camera settings on Linux machine

I am very new to ffmpeg but I have been following this tutorial to fix my camera settings on my Windows machine ever since the built in advanced settings disappeared. Recently the webcam on my Linux ...
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Can washed out color from Lenovo / Sonix webcam be fixed?

Recently bought a Lenovo Ideapad 3 laptop. It comes with a 720p webcam which is kind of lackluster. The resolution is manageable but the most annoying part is its color. This camera seems to have very ...
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Unable to get Logitech Brio working on Ubunuti 20.04.1

I noticed that on one of my computers (running Ubuntu 20.04.1) my Logitech Brio is not detected. It is working on another machine running Arch. So it's not the camera itself. I tried different USB ...
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Microsoft Teams crashes since a few days when using Canon EOS webcam utility

Problem Until last week Microsoft Teams worked in combination with the EOS webcam utility and my Canon EOS camera. Since today, every meeting I start with my camera on results in a crash of Microsoft ...
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No video input from any video input devices, even though they appear in device manager in Windows 7

I've tried 3 devices: 2 USB webcams and 1 USB video capture card connected to a camcorder. None of those devices provided any kind of video signal in any kind of application that uses it that I tested ...
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Weird Color Bars Popping Up on Camera

I've recently been having problems with my Windows 10 laptop's default webcam. It has these weird color bars show up whenever I try to record a video or take a picture. Here's a picture I took with my ...
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My web cam zoom changes from app to app

I got a new webcam for these Covid times, and am having issues with the amount of zoom. Some apps zoom in so much so that my face takes up the entire screen, others you can see the whole room. I've ...
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Webcam keeps getting disconnected (Error code: 0xA00F4289 and 0xA00F4244)

I'd like to ask regarding the problem that I have with my webcam. After I switch on my webcam, after some time, it will keep turned off and on, and when it's off, it seems that my webcam was not ...
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Why Does My Microphone Stop Working When I Use A KVM Switch?

I recently bought a KVM switch to use the same keyboard and mouse between my work computer and my personal computer. My work computer is an iMac, and my personal computer is a home built Windows ...
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USB Webcam not recognized under Linux

I recently got a new Logitech Brio and in Windows I get it to work, but not on Linux. Following several threads, it seems that it should be supported on Linux but when connecting it, I am getting the ...

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