IP Webcam is an application that lets you use a PC 's webcam an Android device connected via WiFi to a local network .
The webcam can be used with virtually any program, including Skype or MSN Messenger , and is accessible from a web browser via HTTP or media players like VLC Player .
To use this tool you must install IP Webcam on the Android device and a small PC application called IP Camera Adapter that allows the computer to obtain images of the webcam.
What uses can be given to IP Webcam? For anyone you can think of, including: monitoring a baby in her crib or park while his father or mother work or prepare food with computer off (remember that the mobile must be connected to the local network where it is the PC).
Install and configure IP Webcam Android
Access the official website of IP Webcam in Google Play , either through mobile or PC, download and install the application.
Remember that we activate the WiFi mobile phone to connect the webcam to the PC via the local network. No need to consult the IP address that is assigned to the phone, as you can see from IP Webcam.
In principle, it is not necessary to modify the settings of IP Webcam to start working, but if you want to get a better picture try changing the resolution and quality. It is also possible to specify a username and password to limit access to the camera.
The option Start Server starts distributing video over the local network . Once the server started, at the bottom you can see the entire address, including the port, which is using the camera (picture illustrating this article is http://192.168.1.35:8080/). If the address is formatted differently is that you forgot to activate the WiFi connection or are using a mobile data connection instead of WiFi.
Clicking on the button Actions you access a menu with several options for:
- Focus : focus the camera image.
- Stop : Stop the server.
- Run in background : run in the background.
- Toggle LED : LED turn the phone device (provided you have with him).
- Fade : dim the screen to save power.
Installing and configuring IP Camera Adapter in Windows
To connect from the PC you need to install and configure IP Camera Adapter , camera adapter universal network for Windows that supports output devices MJPG .
Once installed, accede to Start -> IP Camera Adapt -> Configure IP Camera Adapter.
In the settings window IP Camera Adapter set the input field is compulsory Camera feed URL , where you must write the address provided by IP Webcam . Replace <your_webcam_ip> with the IP address of the phone and <port> with the port used (default is 8080).
The size of the video of paragraph Video size is best to complete it by hand, since the function Autodetect (autodetect) does not work properly. At the end click OK to save the changes.
Access the image captured by IP Webcam Sykpe, MSN Messenger, VLC Player and Firefox
First, we will show how to access the server IP Webcam from a web browser , in this case Firefox , and from a media player , in that other VLC Player .
In Firefox , just copy and paste into the address bar the URL from which you are issuing IP Webcam , which in this article is the following: http://192.168.1.35:8080/videofeed. Do not forget to put "/ videofeed" at the end, because otherwise it will not work. Here's a screenshot:
In VLC Player , select the option Open Network dump ... menu Middle and copy the address in section Entering a URL .Clicking Play video capture is started.
In Skype and MSN Messenger is more complex, since it is necessary to establish as a video source wireless webcam , which is called MJPEG camera .
In MSN Messenger , to the menu Tools and option audio and video settings . In the section on the webcam should select MJPEG camera in the listing. We click Finish .
In Skype , go to the menu Tools and click on Options . Then we click on Video Settings and selected as webcamCamera MJPEG . Finally, click on Save to activate your changes.
Let's look at a practical example in image Webcam IP running on a HTC Explorer Android and post screenshot made on Windows XP.
Official Page on Google Play IP Webcam :
Official Website of IP Camera Adapter :