The telescope and the meetings have led to a real madness in the field of informatics. The demand for computers has skyrocketed and there is a requirement that has been unavoidable. You must have a webcam. Now, webcams are sold out everywhere and where you are still at exorbitant prices. So it is necessary to find viable and above all economical alternatives to solve the problem. That is exactly what we will explain in the next lines. The first good news is that for this you only need a smartphone that can even be older and a PC. The second is that the application you have to use is completely free. It is certainly excellent to be able to use the smartphone with the PC, as if it were just like a webcam.
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The first thing you have to do is install the DroidCam application that is available on the Play Store. To access click here.
Then the process is simple. Start by opening the app you downloaded on your smartphone. Then click on the next button as shown in the image below.
Now and in order for the smartphone to be able to send image and audio to the PC, just like a webcam, you need to give two authorizations. Therefore, you must grant authorization for access to capture photos and video and then audio.
Now it is important to retain two pieces of information. Namely Wifi IP and DroidCam Port. This is because they will be necessary to configure in the PC application.
Now, on your computer, you will have to download the application on here. Then proceed with the installation of the application following the steps indicated below. In the first window click Next.
Now on the screen relating to the license agreement that appears immediately after, choose I Agree.
You will now have to choose the location where you want to install this application. You will not have to change folders at the outset as you are already set up to go to the right place. Click Install.
Now in the window that asks if you want to install this device software click on Install.
And now that we have reached the final stage of the installation, click Finish.
However, the App will run automatically.
Do you remember the data you just saved? That's right you have to fill in the respective fields. Then when everything is done click on Start and you will be able to use your smartphone just as if it were a webcam. You will be able to use it both on the telescope and in meetings, using the most diverse type of applications.
As you can see it is very easy to use the smartphone as a webcam for the PC and it really works with everything.
In this example we used a Wifi connection. However, it also works with cable connection. Another question. For this to work well, remember that both the smartphone and the computer must be connected to the same wired network. The application I mentioned above is also compatible with tablets.
Of course it will now be a good idea to purchase a tripod for your smartphone as This one. Considering that it costs about 14 Euros, it is undoubtedly a very useful accessory for this type of use and much cheaper than being currently buying a webcam. As I mentioned in the places where you can still find something, they cost over a hundred Euros in most cases.
Note: if for some reason you are not able to use the webcam with Skype, it is because you downloaded it through the Microsoft store. To solve this problem, uninstall Skype from your computer and reinstall it from the official page of this application. Can download on here.
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