Quick Report: More Cellphone Webcam Experimenting

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I found a use for the old smartphone, by using it to replace the regular webcam that has trouble working after a while. Let it sit long enough and you can get a few days out of it before it goes haywire again. I hear so many people praise Logitech but they always break for me. Always. And I’m not even that rough on my equipment.

The app I was playing with last week only worked through OBS (Open Broadcast Software), a streaming and recording program that records your screen and any external input like the webcam and microphone. I found another one that I want to play with a bit more before doing an article on (I don’t want to promote something that doesn’t work right or at least go over key areas it doesn’t work) but can be used as a regular webcam and doesn’t need an OBS plugin to use it. I only found it a couple of days ago so I haven’t really played with it but it seems easier to use.

In the next week or two I’ll be decorating for Christmas (I’m not letting 2020 stop me on that) but hopefully I’ll get back to a proper project soon.


Quick Report: Getting The Webcam Running

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Since getting my new computer there are a few things I still haven’t had time to get together because I wanted to get back to working on my websites. One of them was getting the webcam fully going and a streaming/recording software installed and tested. Since I’m going to need it as part of a November tradition on the other site this week seemed to be the right time to do it. So this week was about making sure the webcam worked, getting some things set up with both the streaming software I’ll be experimenting with, OBS Studio, and the camera program that came with Windows 10. Between them I’ll be doing a series of v-logs on the other site and I think we’re good to go, though I still have a lot of features to play with. That means the v-logs will also be used to play around with the software.

Next week I hope to have a better report for you.