Some people asks as to why one would choose using his cellphone as a web cam?
There are a lot of reasons to why to use Smartphone as webcam:
- Turning an old Android phone into a webcam-many people are nowadays trading their old smartphones for new. The huge question is usually, what to do with the old smartphones? If Old mobile phone have no front side cam you can use rear digital camera for video calling instead of purchasing one.
- A good idea is that it can be used as a kind of good Security camera or weathercam, baby monitor, petcam, nannycam and streaming the visual through a network is enjoyable project, and achieved with an established WiFi connection.
Now our problem is how to to turn this old smartphones into webcam. Well there are many android and ios apps to acheive this. But i have selected some of this and have explained the steps:
1.Steps for turning an Android phone into webcam
Play store as well as professional developers offer a number of applications for this purpose.
Out of the most tried, IP Webcam is the ideal one which proves for this function.
Follow these Steps:
1.Verify the mobile phone’s networking functions: Connect you cellphone and computer to the same Wi-Fi network. For this
Open the Settings drawer on the phone first page and search to Wireless and Networks. Select Turn on Wi-fi.
The mobile will get an IP address and link if it is configured for home network. If it will not connect, open WiFi Settings and choose Add Wi-fi network.
Next enter the network information like the network name called SSID and password. It is the same details you apply to connect a computer to the network.
2.Download a webcam app and Install the application IP Web cam on your cellphone.(Download it from here,and install it.)
It is recommended to shut any application which utilizes your phone’s camera .
3.Launch the application. Navigate down till a “Start server” tab appears.
application will probably now show a URL, something such as “http://abc.de.fg.ij:klmn” .
4.Enter this URL in your web internet browser and Enter.
5.In the web browser, you will notice a drop down menu next to videos renderer. Choose Browser.
Then, you will find Audio renderer. Choose HTML wav.(You can prefer vlc media player also)
Now you will view a live video feed on your web browser. You could record it through web browser.
( It works smoothly even if phone is locked but video feed experience is slightly better when phone’s screen is on.)
Goto Media>>Network Stream and enter the URL created from the application.
IP Webcam does not run with Skype, so one need to go with with DroidCam.
DroidCamAs (which need a alike application to be set up in Windows Os), this application runs through your web browser.
Follow these steps:
1.First set up DroidCam on your mobile, as well as on your computer.
and link both the machines to the same network.
2.Open the application on the cellphone and type the Wifi IP mentioned on the main display screen.
3.Open the Windows client and paste the Ip Address on your computer. and Click Start.
4.Next you will see video clip feed from your cellphone on the DroidCam Windows application.
5.Restart Skype and select DroidCam Source1 as web cam.
( Keep android app open and turn off auto-lock. Remember to keep your cellphone unlocked, to prevent little stutter and lag.)
Now use your cellphone as web cam.
Besides many apps in ios app store, EpocCam and PocketCam rule the application market in competition of making your apple gadgets a finer web cam. PocketCam is difficult to configure, and provides accessibility to only black n white video, no sound in free version. You can depend on the premium one to have better service.
EpocCam(EpocCam turns your Android device into wi-fi High Definition computer web cam. also supports Mac OS X. Compatible with Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Google+ Hangouts, Facebook Video Calling, Chatroulette, YouTube and other webcam-enabled applications. It is also a ideal baby monitor, spy cam, security camera, surveillance camera and pet cam. wireless camera is easy to move up to 10 meters.With EpocCam, everything can be shared wirelessly in a easy and enjoyable way.) is free and quite easy to set up.
Here are some simple steps to implement this setup:
Follow these steps:
1.Download EpocCam on Apple Device as well as on Mac PC.(Make certain both the equipment are connected on the same network).
While setting up, a number of prompt may come out requesting you to install some drivers. Install them, they are important audio and video drivers used by the application.
2.Next Start the application on both equipment.
The application will immediately searches for the device running EpocCam on the same Wifi network. Soon, the videos from your Apple product will be displayed on your computer.
There will probably be a few instances when the application will not link your device to your computer. In the case, restarting the application conveniently repairs the problem.