You don't have a webcam, but need to make an urgent video call on Skype or some other video conferencing service? Perhaps you already have a webcam and want to add a second camera to your setup?
I will be sharing with you few basic steps to convert you HD Android Smartphone to WebCam.
Why Use Your Phone As A Webcam?
You’re caught short. Your children want to chat with their grandparents over Skype. Or perhaps it’s your boss, wanting a teleconference to discuss that report you submitted.
But you don’t have a webcam.
Although they come built into many monitors and all-in-one PCs, not everyone has a webcam. Peripheral webcams are popular, but they can prove tricky to install and temperamental even when they’re set up correctly.
All you really need are the suitable apps.
What Do I Need to turn your Android phone into PC Webcam ?
1. DroidCam android App.
2. DroidCam PC Version.
3. Android Smartphone
4. A Computer
5. USB Cable(optional)
How To Use Android Smartphone as WebCam.
=> First install the software for your system
=> Now install the Android application
Connect with USB cable
=> Now connect your system and android with USB cable.
=> Click on the USB icon at the top of the Droid Cam application in you system
=> Finally, Tap the Start button
That's it. If it shows a command prompt just wait till it finishes.
Now you could see the video captured by your mobile on your system.
When you use this application which require webcam like skype
it will detect your android mobile automatically and you don't need to
Connect over Wifi or hotspot
To work with wifi, you can connect your devices to your LAN or create
a hotspot at android or create a wifi server with system application.
All will do the same work, so it's your choice.
I will show to connect over with your LAN if you don't have LAN just
connect it with Wifi server found at the top the right of the system
=> When you connect your android to LAN, the app in android will show
your IP address.
Enter the IP address into the DroidCam application in your system.
=> click the Start button.
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