Can I use my Droid as a live webcam?

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    I've searched but can't find info about if the Droid can be used as a live webcam. Not to VIEW webcam feeds, but to actually be used as a webcam. Seems like it should be an easy thing (technologically).

    Any ideas?




    Thanks...
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    Check out Qik app in the market.:)
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    Came in to post that :icon_ banana:
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    There is also a ustream app that's similar to the qik app.
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    Those are cool, but none of them works as a true 2 way webcam (for Skype or similar).

    Qik only allows you to record video to their website and then share it.
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    everyone says qik ITS NOT A WEB CAM

    i too am looking for an answer to this, searching and cant find
    debating rooting the phone and seeing if i could find where the camera is located hoping that it is like in Linux (/dev/video0) then go from there, if i could get a small camera testing program to compile on the device ill post the results

    when others havent done it, do it yourself :D
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    Just checked.. theres 3 of them
    ls -l /dev/
    crwxrwx--- 1 1013 1006 81, 0 Feb 10 18:25 video0
    crwxrwx--- 1 1013 1003 81, 1 Feb 10 18:25 video1
    crwxrwx--- 1 1013 1003 81, 2 Feb 10 18:25 video2
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    I found an app called usb webcam. I haven't tried it yet but am going to soon, let me know how it works if u wanna try it.
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    sweet, now, i guess tonight is the night i finally do it, ive "rooted" (i know its not the same) many other devices since 2000. The process will be... outlined for me on the forums, haha alrighty ill report back and IF i start to work on getting anything compiled ill start a thread in the dev side of this ship

    for anyone else watching this, aim me if ya like xprojectzaox or PM for gtalk and if anyones got hints at any special tools you use for deving in linux let me know
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    Not true. I have viewed live Qik video from my Droid on my laptop. They give a link to the live video that you can share while it's recording.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2010
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    yes it works on yahoo and skype i think that is about it
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    not sure if ive got the right definition of webcam

    qik is streaming video from your phone, different, check stickam for that,

    droids been rooted and ive taken videos of that process, played around with wifi tether to my nintendo DS running linux and now its on to video0
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    Usb Webcam WORKS GREAT! so first off you HAVE to enable usb debugging on your phone witch is in your phone settings then you have to go to the website they tell you and download the program.. Then download a software called ManyCam its a program that allows you to use your webcam in multiple IM programs skype,aim,msn... ect ect... then just select GWebcamVideo as the source in manycam and you can use it with ANY IM program! the video is kinda choppy but its still a makeshift webcam!
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    Last edited: Feb 12, 2010
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    Lets remember that the camera is on the wrong side of the phone for true phone-only video chat :)
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    Oh bummer, sorry. I saw it and I remembered this thread. It says it's in beta so perhaps they will improve it.
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    Thanks for the link Matth3w! I'm always on the lookout for cool beta stuff!
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    I noticed that after I got the USB webcam app finally working when I went into QIK or my camera to record video it wouldn't let me. I ended up having to uninstall that app in order to get control of my video back. I'm not sure if that was jus a fluke or not, but my need to use my own camera/video fars outweigh my need for a webcam.
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