Notice to those who do not have a webcam on their computer: it is possible to make one using our smartphone. To get there, all you have to do is download the DroidCam application on our cell phone and on our Windows or Linux PC.Before, screens rarely had built-in cameras, and buying a webcam was pretty common. Now, it is rather the reverse which is strange.
Since the pandemic, videoconferences are more common than ever, as much for making professional meetings as for making calls with our loved ones, so having a camera for your computer is the basis.
Although some webcams are far from expensive, there is a way to save money and use our cell phone. That already makes it spared!
A simple free application allows us to turn our Android phone into a webcam for the computer.
A simple and free application./How To Change Your Andriod Camera Into A Webcam
Basically, there are two versions of the DroidCam app, one paid, DroidCam X, and one free.
- Obviously, this means that this one comes with slight limitations, such as among others:
- The maximum video resolution at 480p;
- Ads in the background of the mobile application;
- Some video options missing, reserved for DroidCam X, etc.
For occasional use, the free option does the job more than enough. If you can’t stand these little shortcomings, you have to purchase the app from the Google Play Store for US $ 5.50.
Honestly, if you’re interested, it’s pretty cheap to pay not to have ads and to have video support in high resolution 720p, or even 1080p.
The process to configure everything is not very complicated either. Even someone without much experience could easily do it. It is necessary :
- Download DroidCam or purchase DroidCam X from the Google Play Store.
- Download the DroidCam client for Windows or Linux.
- Once both apps are installed, open them on both devices.
- On Android, note the Wi-Fi IP and DroidCam port.
- On the computer, click on the Wi-Fi icon in the upper left corner.
- Enter the Wi-Fi IP and the port number in their respective fields and press Start.
How to connect our phone to the computer and use it as a webcam.
It is not more complicated than that! After these steps, our phone’s camera feed should directly display on our computer.
After that, we just need a good tripod so that the balance and the shooting are always good, and we have just created a webcam for our computer absolutely free.