1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    their is no way to connect windows phone camera to the PC in real time so that it can be used as a webcam for apps like Skype, Viber and other apps for video calling using PC.
    this can be done very easily using any android app. I am using lumia 525 and shocked being not able to connect camera to PC in real time please generate some app or update this in the upcoming windows update.
    thank you.
    06-15-2014 03:17 AM
  2. etphoto's Avatar
    I'm sure MS will get right on that. lol Who don't already have a cam on their computer nowadays?

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    06-15-2014 07:57 AM
  3. AV2RY's Avatar
    Using 41mp camera as webcam..i don't think so)
    06-15-2014 08:46 AM
  4. Branta's Avatar
    Why would you wish to use the phone as a Very Expensive webcam? If you have PC working for video calls it implies WiFi connectivity, so simply attach the phone to WiFi and use a suitable app on the phone. Walk around as you talk :)
    RumoredNow and Laura Knotek like this.
    06-15-2014 09:15 AM
  5. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    What is the point of this? It's not a webcamera, it's an independent device, but it connects to your PC to transfer data, because it doesn't have a decent way of handling files itself.
    06-15-2014 04:48 PM
  6. CuriousWierdo's Avatar
    Guys, seriously this looks more of a primary school than a mature s/w discussion!! If somebody is asking a question then answer it, why are you asking him/her questions like why do you need this!!
    Zoran Selinsek likes this.
    02-09-2015 04:16 AM
  7. dKp1977's Avatar
    This app here can do exactly what you're looking for:

    Security Toolkit | Windows Phone Anwendungen + Spiele Store (Deutschland)

    [Edit]

    Seems I was a overly enthusiastic here. While the app does grant access to your phone's camera from your PC, you can't use it for Skype or anything like that of course. Sorry.
    Last edited by dKp1977; 02-09-2015 at 05:14 AM.
    02-09-2015 05:04 AM
  8. RichardBurt's Avatar
    their is no way to connect windows phone camera to the PC in real time so that it can be used as a webcam for apps like Skype, Viber and other apps for video calling using PC
    If you need to use your phone as a webcam for your computer then I suggest you replace your obviously-very-old computer. Webcams have been standard on computers for years now.
    02-09-2015 05:11 AM
  9. rhapdog's Avatar
    This app here can do exactly what you're looking for:

    Security Toolkit | Windows Phone Anwendungen + Spiele Store (Deutschland)

    [Edit]

    Seems I was a overly enthusiastic here. While the app does grant access to your phone's camera from your PC, you can't use it for Skype or anything like that of course. Sorry.
    No, no, no! That one costs $1.99! I want it free without ads, and it has to enable my PC to dispense bacon and/or coffee on demand! ;)
    dKp1977 and RumoredNow like this.
    02-09-2015 12:20 PM
  10. dKp1977's Avatar
    No, no, no! That one costs $1.99! I want it free without ads, and it has to enable my PC to dispense bacon and/or coffee on demand! ;)

    And it has to work offline!
    rhapdog likes this.
    02-09-2015 12:21 PM
  11. Mr G Reaper's Avatar
    stumbled on this old thread as i need a webcam briefly, i have a phone with a decent camera, used to use my android for that purpose all the time google took me here, i thought great a site i know and trust, im a little surprised at the responses.

    guess no one actually found a solution?
    05-06-2015 12:56 AM
  12. tgp's Avatar
    guess no one actually found a solution?
    There isn't one, according to a colleague of mine. He tried to set up a WP as a webcam, but he found no way to do it. An old Android he had laying around worked very well, and was very simple to set up.
    Mr G Reaper likes this.
    05-06-2015 01:14 AM
  13. Mr G Reaper's Avatar
    There isn't one, according to a colleague of mine. He tried to set up a WP as a webcam, but he found no way to do it. An old Android he had laying around worked very well, and was very simple to set up.
    yep seems a gap in the market (there was one but it only had a 30 second limit in trial mode which was not long enough to actually test it (why do some developers insist on making thier trials unusable, though to be honest i never really fully get why developers feel the need to limit thier trial versions at all, but thats just me)
    05-06-2015 07:36 PM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I don't understand why not videochat with the Skype App on the phone.

    I really don't.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-06-2015 10:19 PM
  15. harihar akhil's Avatar
    I don't understand why not videochat with the Skype App on the phone.

    I really don't.
    Video chat via Lumia 525?op thinks to use primary camera as a webcam as his phone has no ffc
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-07-2015 05:03 AM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Video chat via Lumia 525?op thinks to use primary camera as a webcam as his phone has no ffc
    Good point.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-07-2015 09:46 AM
  17. Mr G Reaper's Avatar
    I don't understand why not videochat with the Skype App on the phone.

    I really don't.
    in my situation it was to test an app called facerig, skype on the phone would of been somewhat irrelevant, fixed the issue by digging out my old s4 and using that as a webcam.

    Have since brought a proper webcam, not that the android was not ok for it just better to have dedicated
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-14-2015 12:09 PM

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