This is a short tutorial to explain how to turn an Android phone into a webcam for PC/laptop. Iriun Webcam is a free software that allows you to do it. This software creates a virtual webcam on your PC/laptop and accepts video input from your phone via Wi-Fi or LAN. You get real time video streaming from your phone, and you can use the new virtual webcam wherever you want.
If your laptop or MacBook camera is broken then you can use your phone camera. Just install the simple app I mentioned here which will send real time streaming to PC. The setup is very simple, and you can use the back and front camera of your phone as a webcam for PC.
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It even lets you set a custom resolution for the video along with its orientation. You can configure all this directly from the mobile app and then use the virtual camera created by it in the video meeting.
The new virtual webcam (Web camera) will work in online video meetings as well as in video meeting software such as Skype. You just need to change the webcam to “Iriun Webcam” and the rest will be handled by this software itself.
How to Turn an Android Phone into a Webcam on a PC/Laptop
You can install Iriumn Webcam server for Windows or Mac from here. Apart from that, you should also install the app for Android from Google Play. It will work on the same network, so make sure your PC and phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi.
Now, open this software on your PC/laptop, and first it will show its main interface until it starts accepting video input. Here you can choose certain options like starting this software with Windows.
Run the app on the phone and in a few seconds, you will start receiving streaming videos on PC. You can see the camera view on PC as you can see in the image below.
If you want, you can set a custom video resolution for the webcam. Just choose any resolution from the dropdown that appears.
Now, you can test the webcam on a real web or desktop application. If you use browser for video meeting then you can test webcam on Iobit site. Give the website permission to access the webcam, and it will show you the feed. If it doesn’t show the feed from the phone’s camera then you just need to select it from the camera settings from the address bar.
From the Android app, you can also configure some other settings. For example, you can set the orientation and choose which camera you want to use for PC as a webcam. And not only that, you can also mirror the video to get the perfect video quality.
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There he is. This is how you can use this simple virtual webcam server on Windows and Android to have additional webcams for your PC. You can follow the same process on Linux and Mac as well and get it up and running in just a few seconds.
Most PCs or laptops don’t have a high-quality video camera, but your phone does. So, if you want to use high-quality videos for meetings or other work, you can use the phone camera. And the software that I have mentioned here will help you to do that.
You can now even use 4K videos for your online meetings and general video streaming. Apart from that, it will be a useful piece of software if your PC webcam or laptop camera is broken or malfunctioning.
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That’s the tutorial on how to turn an Android phone into a webcam for PC/laptops. Hopefully this article is useful for those of you who need it. Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to share it with your friends too.