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Old June 2nd, 2009, 04:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default can i use my phone as a webcam??

I have recently switched to android from windows mobile. I`m very happy with it, but i am wondering if there are any apps out there that would let me use my phone as a webcam??

One i`ve used on wm6 is called mobiola webcam, it would be great to have something similar on my new phone.

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 05:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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To be honest...I don't think anything like that has been created yet...
I had a look around the market and it doesn't seem to bring up anything similar to what you desire...

You can always have a look yourself though in case I missed something...
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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stickam app is suposta be like that, but it is only a viewer, well the one on the market anyway.

I dunno if its compatable with the G1, you can look here, im to lazy to look into it atm.

Stickam, Live Streaming Video, Watch & Broadcast Interactive Shows, Webcam Chatrooms
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The good idea for a software. Someone should make it.
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qik does this
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ustream as well
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qik does this

Ditto. Works pretty well. about 5 second delay.
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Ditto. Works pretty well. about 5 second delay.
You can stream with Qik, but can you also use it as a (for example flash integrated ) webcam for services such as Chatroulette?
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I have a great MS Mobile app for my Dash, but haven't found anything that does the same thing for my Android Behold II.

What the MS Mobile app does is use your phone camera as a true webcam and streams wirelessly over WiFi (or bluetooth or USB etc...) to your computer and can be used by any PC application as a webcam feed.

Qik et all just feed to a website, not your computer to be used as your webcam feed for Skype etc...
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Default Any webcam app that actually makes your phone a WEBCAM?

of course ive heard of qik and ustream but is there any app that makes it so i can use my phone as a webcam/mic for sites such as oovoo and chatroulette?
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Yup there is another one but its kinda flaky. Its called KNOCKING LIVE BETA. It works with Droid to Droid or Droid to iPhone. They claim they will add more phones later. Once you download the app, you have to create an account. You can link your account to Facebook and I think Twitter if you want. This app will turn your phone into an instant webcam. Once you contact someone else with the app on their phone it will turn their phone into a webcam and you both will be able to see each other.

The trick is to get the person on the phone FIRST then start up your KNOCKING LIVE app. Once they are both up, continue with your conversation and you will be able to view and talk at the same time!

I have not tried it with a Droid to Droid, but I did try it with a Droid to iPhone and it worked!!

I said it was kind of flaky because I have not been able to get it to work since the first time I tried it out! I have contacted the folks at Knocking Live via their discussion forums on their website and haven't really gotten a good explanation. This IS a Beta app so hopefully they will fix whatever is wrong when the real thing comes along.
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That sounds terrible and pretty much exactly like what was not being asked for.

I'd also be interested in finding out if there is an app for just enabling the cam for use as described originally.
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I thought chuck hit the nail on the head....

Your wanting to plug USB or wireless over your network or something?
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of course ive heard of qik and ustream but is there any app that makes it so i can use my phone as a webcam/mic for sites such as oovoo and chatroulette?
Your talking about using you droid as a usb camera for your computer right? I have an app for that, ill post the name in a few minutes because I forgot the name and I flashing a new rom... be back in 10mins
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Your talking about using you droid as a usb camera for your computer right? I have an app for that, ill post the name in a few minutes because I forgot the name and I flashing a new rom... be back in 10mins
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Its called USB Webcam, It alittle tricky to get set up but it does work...
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all i get when i start this is a green screen... and the instructions dont tell you much, so do you have any better instructions on how to get USB Webcam from Android to work?
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BUMP. anything found for this job?
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BUMP. also wondering if is possible to use this on my hero but as the webcam for my pc.
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I got a similar question. I want to set up a webcam to watch the dog in the house and be able to open an app to view the webcam to check up on the dog once in a while in an easy way.

Anyone have an idea on the easiest way to go about that? I was just gonna set my laptop up on a table in the room and have the webcam going. I just need a way to see it on my phone.
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-edit- posted in wrong thread. how do I delete?

also, I'd like to bump this thread.
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I upgraded my Evo to 2.2 on Friday and I noticed that when my Evo is plugged in to my laptop sites like Shovio.com and Chatroulette will actually recognize the cameras from the Evo. It'll say "Google Camera Adapter 0" and "Google Camera Adapter 1" or just Google Camera 0, Google Camera 1. BUT it wont actually show the video. Is there a way to enable it? Is there an app? I would think there would be.
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USB Webcam for Android Download – Windows

Found this while searching, would seem to work, but has to be plugged in to the PC. If you want wireless its going to have a delay, via qik or Ustream. You could use a program like Manycam to capture the stream and use that in skype, but once again it will have a delay.... and capturing it would involve you setting it up on a PC... but you could always walk away and keep broadcasting.

Best bet would be to install the above driver and try that. I'm about to give it a go.
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DroidCam should do what you looking for.
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DroidCam works pretty well. No audio support, which makes it not a great webcam replacement if you want a built in mic. The lag really depends on the signal strength, I have found. Other than that, Yahoo and Skype work well with it. GTalk, on the other hand, cannot seem to push the video through, even though in the flash settings you can preview it after setting the allow permission.

Has anyone found any other alternatives?
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"IP webcam" does it. It's free, and it's in the app market. The latency depends on the quality of the network you're on. It works even on 2G, if not brilliantly, of course. But it's almost quick on Wifi.

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"IP webcam" does it. It's free, and it's in the app market.

I have looked at this and it works well but only 15 fps unless I missed an option.
So it looks great but at 15fps its a very clunky image.
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I had problems figuring IP webcam out. Got some error message I don't rememebr. I also remember seeing a security alert program Don't remember the name of it, but the app looked like a big red fish eye lense that monitors like your front door and when it detects movement, it alets you with an alarm. That sort of acts as a webcam, but not for your intended purpose though.
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Who uses the Gmail app for gmail? On 2 occasions now I've accidently hit some button and sent a few index messages into archive and don't know how to retrieve them or even where to start to find them at. It seems like a big mystery just like on Star Trek when they've accidently (spelling) phased people out into space and time and don't know where they went or how to pull them back.
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Who uses the Gmail app for gmail? On 2 occasions now I've accidently hit some button and sent a few index messages into archive and don't know how to retrieve them or even where to start to find them at. It seems like a big mystery just like on Star Trek when they've accidently (spelling) phased people out into space and time and don't know where they went or how to pull them back.
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Which one has voice capability? droidcam says the voice is not working.
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i have a question and its open to anyone who can answer it.I have an old version of oovoo on my pc and it keeps telling me to upgrade when i upgrade it either stops or after it installs it will not open. Do u think its because im tring to use an andriod for my camera.Please i need help.
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There are two ways to do this - USB and Wifi. Wifi is actually more easier and flexible. You need separate apps for both although for Linux, IP Webcam can do both USB and Wifi. Heres the details:
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