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Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« on: January 04, 2012, 04:48:12 AM »
I have installed whatsapp in my youwave....and if i want to do a picture with my webcam or do a record with my microphone...the youwave program doesnt have any configuration to use those (webcam and mic)....I dont see in any part of the program any config option to configure that...maybe dont exists...or I dont see...can anyone say if its possible to config cam and mic to use in whatsapp in youwave...or config cam and mic in youwave to use in any program?...
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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 05:27:25 AM »
I believe cam & mic are not supported at this point

But there are apps that can acces your cam via IP adress.
You'll need to install a webcam server on your PC first, like:
- WebCam Monitor
- TinCam
- webcamXP
- iCamSource for windows

and then recieve the broadcast on YouWave via a remote camera app, like one of these:
- i-Smart Viewer
- tinyCam Monitor
- phonemypc
- iCam for Android

TIP: you'll need to use a static IP adress, because the app might lose the broadcast signal if your IP decides to change
I have never tried it before, but in theory this should work
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 04:43:26 PM by reconx86 »
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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 12:17:43 PM »
reconx86 is right. Cam and mic are not officially supported. However, the alternatives that reconx86 suggested are interesting.
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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 12:51:07 PM »
oks oks...it sounds dificult isn't it?...well...its only for make pictures to send or record simple sounds to send via whatsapp...

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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 02:26:04 PM »
No, not very difficult. Just need time ...
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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 03:36:23 PM »
I just came back to report my experience... there is lack of documentation...
The software seems to be there, but I wasn't able to figure it out... At least not with any freeware available...
I still believe it has to be possible, but that the lucky few that know the answers never really took the effort to document it.

Maybe a crazy idea (but this will bring the emulator closer to a phone)... You could encourage people in solving certain intresting threads
By putting out a price or something on the homepage for the one that solves this problem, under certain criteria:
- must be free
- app must be able to take snapshots (and save it on the SD CARD)
- has to work with USB webcams
- must be explained in detail

Just a idea, because I don't believe this answer is gonna fall out of the sky (Maybe i'm judging to fast, but this specific thread seems to be very difficult)
I had to deal with IP configurations on the server side, port numbers, even ID and sometimes, passwords and username...
The client side (eg. Android App), doesn't always seem to take all these values into account, making the connection fail.

This is gonna be a lot of "Trial and Error" to find out which apps will work together in harmony.
Ironically the other way around there seems to be enough documentation... (using the phone as webcam server)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 04:49:36 PM by reconx86 »
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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 04:57:26 PM »
Are you talking about the apps that may not work on YouWave or the limitations of the YouWave software?

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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 05:07:57 PM »
Youwave limitations haven't come up in my investigation (yet), but in this case there is a compatibility problem between the tested server side and client side of these webcam streaming softwares...
And because of all the possible pairs (client and server) plus the criteria to use this as a alternative camera...

It's going to be quite some task to find out which "free softwares" can work as a pair and function as a camera.

Until now I was only able to find out one software that was distributed as a pair...
iCamSource for Windows
iCam for Android


But this software was made as a surveilance software and was made to record on the server side instead of the client side.
So unfortunatly it won't function as a camera
« Last Edit: January 22, 2012, 11:07:45 AM by reconx86 »
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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 05:26:15 PM »
There are right now many tips using YouWave scattered around on this forum and elsewhere. For the documentation question you raised, maybe we can setup a wiki for users to share those tips. This will be mostly a user-generated database so it will only work if our users participate. Do you vote for a wiki solution?

And we will see if it makes sense to price some of the tasks to enrich the knowledge base.
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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 05:42:13 PM »
I vote for it, because it's like looking for a needle in a haystack... not all apps are free or match the criteria
And unlike other problems this one has a lot more factors to take into account...
I seldomly get discouraged, but this one got me a bit discouraged
« Last Edit: January 05, 2012, 07:54:06 AM by reconx86 »
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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 08:46:23 AM »
After some more research I found this page, it's a complete Java code... It explains how to make a webcam broadcaster and reciever written in Java.
This would be very nice to implement natively in future releases... It needs some adjustments though but it's pretty much done, there is even a youtube preview.

Java Code:
http://www.inter-fuser.com/2009/09/live-camera-preview-in-android-emulator.html

Youtube Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6mtGziRaJE
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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2012, 01:32:57 AM »
well...i suppose that we need to w8 a few months to see some new app with the possibility to use webcam and mic...updated to 2012...
meanwhile...i will dream with it... ;D

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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 06:57:07 PM »
I really hope that we can be faster, faster, and faster.
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Re: Webcam and Microphone of my computer on whatsapp??
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 06:48:56 PM »
I'm waiting.............. ;D