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We just want to have a three-way on video (chat)...

Free three-way video chat that isn't a Flash-driven video chat website? [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Jan 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Web Cam Halp!

How to get my computer to acknowledge my web cam? [more inside]
posted by FakePalindrome on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 answers

I need a little webcam, short and cheap

Looking for a unobtrusive cheap webcam to stick on my mid-sized laptop. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by nrobertson on Oct 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Window to a Better World

This web cam as Windows XP desktop? Thank you.
posted by eccnineten on Oct 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me turn an old laptop into a doggy monitor

MacBook at home, VNC from work in order to use the webcam. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Sep 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Webcam fun

What are fun things to do with a webcam? [more inside]
posted by estlin on Sep 10, 2010 - 13 answers

Dutch ruddering in the digital age.

Free and easy alternative to Tinychat for private group videoconferencing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2010 - 1 answer

Webcam suggestions for Grandma?

What webcam/video chat setup would you recommend, if you had to set one up for a technophobe grandma, in order to let her see her grandchildren? [more inside]
posted by kristin on Aug 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Resource-friendly Linux app to stream audio and video over LAN (not VLC or FFserver)?

Any suggestions for some resource-friendly linux software to stream live video (from a webcam) and audio (from a line-in) over the LAN (other than VLC and FFserver)? [more inside]
posted by prupert on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Seeking international video chat "penpals"

I used to love corresponding with overseas penpals that I'd been matched up with at school, or whatever. Do people do this via video chat these days? Where and how? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Jul 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me keep track of my home when I'm away.

I'd like to set up a couple webcams in my house with a couple stipulations. [more inside]
posted by sepsis on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Why is my laptop's webcam light flashing on and off, sporadically? (Is someone watching me?)

Why is my laptop's webcam light flashing on and off, sporadically? (Is someone watching me?) [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on May 21, 2010 - 13 answers

Good dog!

Which webcam do I get to go with the icam app? [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on May 9, 2010 - 3 answers

stream and capture webcam video

What is a simple way to stream / webcast and capture / record several hours of video at the same time? [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Apr 29, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I decode HTTP traffic from an IP webcam into full URLs?

I have a cheapo IP WiFi webcam, its video & audio feed is viewed via an ActiveX plugin in IE. I want to access theses feeds in Linux. I was wondering if there was some tool I could use in Win XP to monitor the network traffic on my PC when using IE to access the webcam, to get the full URLs to the audio and video feeds. All the tools I have used so far just give me the IP address and port, not the full http address.
posted by prupert on Apr 21, 2010 - 12 answers

I've discovered my boyfriend looks at girls on webcams.. How do I deal with it?

I'm not usually paranoid but recently I have been - not because I've thought my boyfriend has been cheating, maybe it's been low self-esteem, but whatever, I've checked his phone messages a couple of times and it's all innocent. Today I looked on his laptop and I got my fingers burned. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 21 answers

How do I schedule webcam recordings? (like a dvr)

How do I schedule automated webcam recordings on Windows? I have a laptop at the back of a classroom, and I want to be able to record classes by setting up a schedule beforehand. How can I do, essentially, a DVR for webcam recordings? [more inside]
posted by jumpfroggy on Apr 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Need help with livestreaming videogames.

Need help with setting up my PC for live streaming video, with an emphasis on high-quality sound and video. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Mar 26, 2010 - 0 answers

Adult webcam chat for actual adults?

After a few chatroulette connections that turned surprisingly erotic, my wife and I (on the cusp of our 40s) are interested in further exploring sexy webcam chats. We're looking for sites populated by people (ideally other couples, but singles are OK too) who are not teenagers, and who are inclined to be discreet (I realize there's no guarantee on that one, but sites with a culture of discretion would be nice). Pay sites are OK. Any suggestions? If you'd rather not post info here, feel free to send suggestions to throwaway830@gmail.com. Thanks!
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2010 - 2 answers

How to get my webcam working

Can you help me make my webcam work? I today bought an Advent webcam, but I can't get the stupid CD that came with it to work. It doesn't help that I am really not good with computers. Is there somewhere I can download the driver? [more inside]
posted by marmaduke_yaverland on Mar 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Fake a webcam feed?

How can I feed video content to a site/application as if it's a webcam source? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Mar 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Streaming webcam on a Windows Server 2003?

What easy options are there in terms of software for setting up a simple temporary webcam video/audio feed on a (non-pro) Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard installation? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on Feb 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Can I use a Video Camera as a webcam?

Can I use a Sony Handycam DCRVX2100 video camera connected to a windows laptop as a webcam on a WebEx web conference? [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay on Dec 29, 2009 - 2 answers

GPS and webcam suggestions

Suggestions and thoughts regarding a webcam and a GPS for my elderly father-in-law? more inside. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Dec 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me watch the animals at home from a Mac cam

What's a good wireless webcam for the Mac (OS 10.5.something) that works, without fuss, with the Orb software (ideally, for under $100)? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Nov 13, 2009 - 1 answer

Webcam recording softwrae

I need to record myself giving a presentation for school. My laptop has a built in webcam and microphone. What free Windows software would you recommend for this task?
posted by gocubbies on Sep 24, 2009 - 4 answers

What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public?

What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public? [more inside]
posted by fenwaydirtdog on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

High resolution still video capture on the Mac?

In Snow Leopard, has Photo Booth been upgraded to utilize the full resolution of the iSight or external webcams? I want to do one of those DIY wedding photo booth deals, but my 10.5 version of Photo Booth limits resolution to 640x480. Alternatively: will any piece of software on the Mac let me capture a still image from my Logitech 9000 at its full 2MP resolution? I have searched in vain for webcam software that doesn't limit me to 640x480. Help! [more inside]
posted by thejoshu on Aug 28, 2009 - 6 answers

A webcam as a means for recording changes in facial appearance over time?

Using a webcam (instead of a camera) for recording changes in facial appearance over time - good or bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Sending dirty videos securely

How can I send a dirty video securely? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 - 14 answers

webcam street watch?

Webcam server for dummies? A bunch us folks on a street here want to set up a few webcams aimed at the street that everyone here can view. Is there a 'youtube' (or bambuser.com / qik.com) for webcams specifically? [more inside]
posted by dabitch on Aug 9, 2009 - 13 answers

My webcam hates the Internet

My webcam keeps kicking me off the Internet! How do I diagnose this? [more inside]
posted by mthomps00 on Jul 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Webcam video capture software

What software is there for windows to capture video from a Microsoft Lifecam? [more inside]
posted by thelost on Jul 8, 2009 - 0 answers

Webcam, do your job!

How do I use a webcam with Windows Movie Maker on Vista? [more inside]
posted by peachykeen on Jul 1, 2009 - 2 answers

iSight or iDon't?

Best webcam for Mac OS X, is iSight still the one camera to rule them all? [more inside]
posted by genial on Jul 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Take a picture of myself

A couple of years ago, my PhotoBooth app on my Mac was acting funky, so I trashed it. For some reason, I thought I could just go online and download a fresh version. That's proving difficult. Ultimately, I don't really care about downloading PhotoBooth. I just want to use my built-in webcam to take a picture of myself. Preferably high enough quality that I can make 2" by 2" passport photos. My webcam works fine (I use it for Skype, for example), but I can't seem to find a way to just take a damn picture of myself. And I don't want to pay for to download an application online. Hope me, hivemind.
posted by billysumday on Jun 5, 2009 - 16 answers

Camera, look the other way!

Is there some sort of adapter, like a small prism that I could clip on my laptop's built-in webcam so that I can record video behind the laptop (in front of me) of what I am looking at? [more inside]
posted by It's Austin, TX! on Jun 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Birdwatching over IP?

I love my mom, and she loves birds. I want to put her bird feeder online so she can watch it at work. Is a networked webcam what I'm looking for? What are my options? [more inside]
posted by fake on May 21, 2009 - 9 answers

List off every free website that uses your webcam.

List off every free website that uses your webcam. [more inside]
posted by cmchap on May 10, 2009 - 13 answers

how do I use my webcam for Google Talk?

Does anyone know how to use Logitech QuickCam Communicate Deluxe with Google talk? [more inside]
posted by curiousowl on Apr 30, 2009 - 2 answers

Where can I get a TWAIN-compatible webcam?

Who still makes TWAIN-compatible webcams? [more inside]
posted by buck09 on Apr 16, 2009 - 1 answer

Help me find a webcam in Chicago

I want to find a cool webcam in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Mar 26, 2009 - 2 answers

How can I record a webcam conversation?

I'm looking to record a webcam conversation. Anyone have a good suggestion? [more inside]
posted by CWitt on Mar 20, 2009 - 5 answers

High quality video capture device for Youtube?

What webcam or camcorder should I buy for my videocast?

I may run it as a youtube channel or as a vlog, but I want it to look and sound as good as possible. I intend to edit each episode with some yet to be determined video editing software and I am 90% sure I will be buying the Samson C01U microphone (possibly the whole podcasting pak).

Now I need a video recorder to match! [more inside]
posted by brenton on Feb 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Who is pecking in my feeder?

I set up a cam on my feeder in GA. It saves a pic every few minutes, and when I can, I post the interesting ones here so my folks back in MA can check them out. (It's a long winter for them.) I'm not exactly sure what this one is. I was guessing a female red-winged blackbird, but it doesn't match exactly to sample pics I find online and nothing in my field guide looks like a closer match. Can someone lend me their expertise? Thanks! - Tom
posted by thinds66 on Feb 23, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I set my mom up with a webcam for chats with the grandkids?

How do I set my mom up with a webcam for chats with the grandkids? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jan 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Please help me turn my webcam off! (So that I can use it)

ComputerTroubleshootingFilter: My google-fu has failed me. How do I turn my webcam "off" so that I can have programs turn it on and use it? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Jan 18, 2009 - 4 answers

static, live image serving on linux without funky applets

On-demand webcam image serving on a linux server? [more inside]
posted by datacenter refugee on Dec 31, 2008 - 2 answers

webcam recommendations

I am looking for recommendations for an inexpensive webcam as a gift for my brother. He has an Apple iBook G4 running Mac OSX 10.4.11. Thanks for your help!
posted by elis on Dec 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me learn about image recognition

Image recognition on the PC, where do I start? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Dec 22, 2008 - 9 answers

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