Description:

Webcamoid, the ultimate webcam suite!

Features

- Cross-platform (GNU/Linux, Windows)
- Take pictures and record videos with the webcam.
- Manages multiple webcams.
- Written in C++/Qt.
- Custom controls for each webcam.
- Add funny effects to the webcam.
- +60 effects available.
- Translated to many languages.
- Use custom network and local files as capture devices.
- Capture from desktop.
- Many recording formats.
- Virtual webcam support for feeding other programs.

Installation and development

For the full installation and development guide go to:

https://github.com/webcamoid/webcamoid/wiki
Last changelog:

Webcamoid 8.1.0 12 days ago

- Improved startup time.
- Deadlock when audio recording is enabled my be solved now. Audio recording
enabled by default again.
- Added Syphon support for Mac.
- Added AVFoundation support for desktop capture in Mac.
- Binany packages size shrinked.
- Hopefully, fixed many segfaults in many platforms.

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hipersayanx

4 years ago

Compiling Webcamoid is very easy, what error gives you?

Making a package for each distribution and architecture is impossible for me.
If you want an Webcamoid package for your distribution,request it to the package maintainers of your distribution:

forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=31
wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages

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vaxxipooh

3 years ago

Yes i reply to myself - i am running Linux Mint 17 64bit KDE and cant get the needed libx264-123 - what can i do?

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hipersayanx

3 years ago

Hi, in case you can't install Webcamoid in Debian/Ubuntu/Mint you can compile it from the sources:

https://github.com/hipersayanX/Webcamoid/wiki/Build-and-install-the-Debian-package

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KnusperKeks

5 years ago

Im using KDE 4.8 with chakra and everytime i use your widget it works perfectly....but after 5minutes running it the whole plasma desktop crashes....3 different users could reproduce it so it is not my cam or PC since.

is this nown and if yes what can i do about it

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hipersayanx

5 years ago

Fixed thanks you, download and test the latest version.

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KnusperKeks

5 years ago

It is still crashing it just takes now around 20minutes before it crashes. Again checked on 3 PCs with different webcams and distris (mintKDE, Chakra, and Arch) all with KDE 4.8.

So it got 15minutes better xP

Thank you for ur fast respond

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hipersayanx

5 years ago

Ok, tested for 12 hours continuously with the same webcam, no crashing, test the new version again.

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KnusperKeks

5 years ago

Ok I tested again it is still crashing under chakra but it took nearly 2 hours now till it crashed (I checked it 2 times).
Unfortunatly i have only chakra PCs around right now so i cant test further.

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hipersayanx

5 years ago

I was tested webcamoid 12 hours on Arch (Chakra and Arch have similar packages versions).
Now, I tested it in a Kubuntu netbook around 6 hours, it goes slow but does not crashes.

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KnusperKeks

5 years ago

found the Problem it was in the gstreamer ffmpeg Plugin after i tried a different version it worked.

Thanks for your work.

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gorzka

5 years ago

Hello,

I habe installed the Plasmoid and python-opencv.

When I drag the plasmoid to the desktop I become the info that python-opencv must be installed.

What can I do?
I have Kubuntu 11.10

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hipersayanx

5 years ago

What version have you installed? There are some problems with the previous version (1.1.1)

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gorzka

5 years ago

Version 1.1.1

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gorzka

5 years ago

Ok, I have installed the last version and it works ;-)

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sl1pkn07

5 years ago

please. share wallpaper :3

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hipersayanx

5 years ago

Jajaja XD, at your wish:

http://nevseoboi.com.ua/uploads/posts/2011-03/1301320747_1920s1200_awp_179_www.nevseoboi.com.ua.jpg

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sl1pkn07

5 years ago

thanks!!

MOE MOE KYUN~!

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Krog

6 years ago

works without problem here on gentoo but the quality is REALLY bad... maybe is it possible to modify the script to use a better quality?
every application that uses webcam does better than this (kopete, skype, gtalk via browser...)

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hipersayanx

6 years ago

When you say that the image is bad quality, you mean low resolution? Is pixelated? Low FPS? when you take a picture, what is the resolution of that photo? What is the resolution of your webcam?

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acidrums4

6 years ago

I have Gentoo also, I just installed your plasmoid and works very fine. I took a photo and seems ugly, but I know that it's due to the quality of my camera. I have an USB camera (Sonix JPEG usb camera) connected via UVC.
Gracias por este plasmoid!

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ZomAur

6 years ago

To get this working with arch, you need to also install python2-numpy and python2-distribute with opencv.

Cool plasmoid though, I rather like the minimalistic interface. :)

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tanghus

6 years ago

I like it's simplicity.
One thing is that the picture quality isn't that good. VLC get's much quality. Is that maybe related to opencv?

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hipersayanx

6 years ago

Both OpenCV and VLC, for example in Linux, use V4L to capture images from the webcam. Possible reasons why in VLC the image look better can be:

- Maybe VLC captures images in higher resolution, I think that OpenCV does too, but I can not prove it because the only webcams that I have, both have a maximum resolution of 640x480 :(
- VLC uses filters to improve image quality, while Webcamoid shows pictures as they come from the webcam, without filters.

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Webcamoid 8.1.0 12 days ago

- Improved startup time.
- Deadlock when audio recording is enabled my be solved now. Audio recording
enabled by default again.
- Added Syphon support for Mac.
- Added AVFoundation support for desktop capture in Mac.
- Binany packages size shrinked.
- Hopefully, fixed many segfaults in many platforms.

Webcamoid 8.0.0 5 months ago

- Added support for Mac and FreeBSD (virtual camera is not supported yet).
- Added new masks to the FaceDetect plugin.
- Now is possible to Switch between FFmpeg and GStreamer on runtime.
- Added support for ALSA, OSS, JACK and QAudio.
- Added support for libuvc.
- Now is possible to select the desired input and output device, and configure
playback and capture formats.
- More translations updates.
- Added options for configuring plugins search paths and blacklist in GUI.
- Added options for configuring the desired frameworks and libraries.
- Added formats and codecs config in recording options.
- FFmpeg >= 3.1 required.
- Added support for MSVC2013 and MSVC2015 build.
- Added option for configure FPS in DesktopCapture plugin.
- Added updates options.
- AppImage support.

Webcamoid 7.2.1 1 year ago

- Added alternative root method (VirtualCamera). See ROOT_METHOD at project
Wiki.
- C++11 support enabled by default.
- Using new algorithm for Cartoon plugin.

Webcamoid 7.2.0 1 year ago

- Fixed problems when recording.
- Added timer and flash when taking photos.
- Better virtual camera management.
- Added Virtual camera support for Windows.
- Added GIF recording support (FFmpeg only).
- Improved webcam format selection.
- UI improvements.
- Included QtQuick software renderer in intallation (Windows).
- Added play on start option.
- Added C++11 support for Clang build.

6 years ago

Webcamoid 7.1.0:

- Reworked audio system.
- Added support for compressed formats in webcams.
- No more lags in the UI when capturing from webcam.
- Added Windows installer.

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