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HowTo: Using HTC EVO as a PC Webcam

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jordanhale, May 15, 2011.

  1. jordanhale

    jordanhale Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I'm almost positive someone has posted a tutorial on how to accomplish this, but in the rare case someone hasn't, I'll go ahead and elaborate.

    As far as I know, you DO NOT have to be rooted in order to use your EVO as a webcam for a PC.

    Requirements:

    Astro File Browser
    Android Based Phone. (EVO)
    USB Webcam Drivers For Windows
    ADB USB Driver Installed On Windows
    USB Webcam.APK (Only if you don't have access to the Market Place)

    Let's get started!

    1.) Turn on USB Debugging (Settings/Application/Development/USB Debugging).
    2.) If you don't have the USB drivers for the phone installed already, refer to the ADB USB Driver link above.
    2.) Download & Install Astro File Manager from the Market Place.
    3.) If you have access to the Market Place, go ahead and search for USB Webcam, download, and install it.
    - If you don't have access to the Market Place, and had a file browser already installed, download the USB Webcam.APK from the list above, and place it on the root of your SD card. Open your file browser on your android phone, direct yourself to the root of the sd card, find USB Webcam.apk, and install it.
    4.) Download & Install the USB Webcam Drivers For Windows.
    5.) After the installation, browse to Start, and launch the USBWebcam program.
    6.) Launch the USB Webcam program on your EVO, plug in your usb cable securely into your EVO and PC, and choose Disk Mode. (Charge only might work, but I haven't bothered to test it.)
    7.) Test the webcam on a webcam-based application on your PC. (Skype, Omegle, Chatroulette, etc.)

    If all is well, it should work. If you get a green screen, make sure the application on the phone is still active. I've tested this on Oovoo, and it doesn't work. (But there's a marketplace app for Oovoo anyways.)

    If you're on a 64-bit machine, you may need to install this

    Send a 'Thanks' my way if you found this helpful!
     



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  2. yzrmbsg

    yzrmbsg Newbie

    didn't work
     
  3. MAKOKILLER

    MAKOKILLER Well-Known Member

    why would you even need this?
     
  4. If you have a PC but no webcam and want to chat on Skype, perhaps?

    Or maybe the Evo as a webcam finally provides you the opportunity to log on to chatroulette and share your junk with a bunch of random people.
     
  5. jordanhale

    jordanhale Lurker
    Thread Starter

    If you're looking for help, you're going to have to elaborate.
    If not, I can't help you.
     
  6. sabertwist

    sabertwist Member

    DroidCam app does this without extra hassles.
     
  7. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    there are a number of web based apps that let you do this like ipcam and ipcam viewer...

    pretty neat stuff but you do have to pay to get the sound and record functions.

    I actually almost have my 10 yr old son's phone set up where I can remotely turn on the cam and see what's going on ;)
     
  8. scudder

    scudder Android Expert

    I think IP Webcam is another one to try....
     
  9. sharaths

    sharaths Lurker

    Piece of cake... works fiine like a baby on skype... does it work for yahoo and other chat clients too? didnt bother yet to try....
     
  10. jarablue

    jarablue Member

    What app do you use to turn on the camera remotely? I'd love to do that. How does it work?
     

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