DroidCam

DroidCam

DroidCam is the Wireless webcam for a laptop or PC. The term ‘Droid’ is known as the short form for the term ‘Android’.  For personal computers or laptops that don’t have webcams android mobiles act as their webcam. This android mobile, when used as a webcam, is called a Droidcam. And this is possible through its client. Let us know more about this and its features in a detailed manner.

DroidCam
DroidCam wireless webcam

DroidCam wireless webcam

It stands as the wireless webcam for your chat applications or anything that deserves webcam on your PC or laptop. As the name itself involves the word ‘Droid‘, which is a short form for android. This says that it is nothing but an android mobile phone that acts as a webcam for your computer or laptop. This uses certain apps (application from playstore) as mediator.

There are many ways to use an Android camera as a web camera for your PC. But it stands first in that service by providing best to its users.

DroidCam Client is the bridge between your PC/laptop and android mobile. This lays the connection through applications that you install in both the devices. We need to install certain apps on both your PC/laptop and Android device. I mention all the installation process and steps to use in this article itself. iOS also has this type of feature, but not DroidCam. In this article, we will know about it more detailed. Read this entire article to know more about this.

Features

1. Enables good quality video chatting.

2. Alters your Mobile into Compatible webcam for your PC or Laptop.

3. It provides flexibility by enabling the connection by both wireless and USB.

4. Easily adaptable with latest technology mobiles, mainly Android.

5. It can work as a background app in your mobile. So you can do any other work while this is working at the background.

6. It includes both audio (sound)and Video (Picture).

DroidCamX is the next level that enables users with the pro features of this app. However, these above-mentioned features are said to be the characteristics of it.

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The ‘DroidCam Client’

This ‘DroidCam Client’ is the most important thing that turns your android mobile into wireless webcam. There are many such application available which turns your phone to a webcam. But DroidCam Client makes it more attractive ad brings great feasibility to its users. It has good sort of reviews.

Through this, we can access audio and video from the phone’s camera and microphone. We can connect this to PC or Laptop in two different ways.

1. Using WiFi (wireless).

2. With USB cable

Both the ways are efficient in providing us the visuals and the audio.

1. Wireless Connection

Ss already mentioned, is perfectly adaptable as a wireless webcam. This enables you video streaming with no necessity or requirement of cables. Just you need to ensure that both the devices (your mobile phone and PC) are wifi enabled. Go through the following steps to connect the phone to PC as webcam.

a. Install DroidCam Client in your windows, by clicking here. Also install Android adb driver in your PC or laptop.

b. Once the download and installation are finished, make sure your chat applications recognize this DroidCam client. Better restart your system.

c. Make sure your PC or Laptop is WiFi enabled and turn it on.

d. Now, in your mobile, Install it

e. After finishing the setup in your mobile, you’ll be given Wifi IP and DroidCam port credentials.

f. Open DroidCam Client in PC or laptop, enter those credentials here and Click ‘Start’.

g. It will take a while to detect DroidCam around it.

h. Soon after detecting the it you will get streaming into your PC/Laptop.

Note: When you perform this type of operations on your PC or Laptop never forget to refresh your system often. Restart your system soon after completing the entire process. This will yield to good results.

2. Connection

The DroidCam client and it’s app in mobile can be connected through USB cable. While we have other options, USB stands as a stable connection. Follow the below-mentioned steps to Go through USB connection.

a. Install it in your windows, by clicking here. Also install Android adb driver in your PC or laptop.

b. Once the download and installation are finished, make sure your chat applications recognize this DroidCam client. Better restart your system.

c. Now, in your mobile, Install.

d. Make sure to turn on ‘USB tethering’ and ‘USB Debugging’.

e. Open it on PC or laptop, choose USb symbol and Click ‘Start’.

f. It will take a while to detect DroidCam around it.

g. Soon after detecting the DroidCam you will get streaming into your PC/Laptop.

Note: When you perform this type of operations on your PC or Laptop never forget to refresh your system often. Restart your system soon after completing the entire process. This will yield to good results.

DroidCam Orange Screen

Users often face issues regarding colored screen when they start it. It is because ‘DroidCam is unstable’. Many say that this can be solved by changing some resolution and screen settings. Whatever it is, it has a high chance of turning into vain. However, that is a complex process. The best solution for any problem regarding it, is ‘Re-installing’ in your PC.

Re-installing is a simplified solution for all issues. On the other hand, this is easy.

First you have to uninstall the app:

  • In your PC/Laptop, go to settings.
  • Click on ‘Apps and features’.
  • Select the ‘DroidCam Client’ app and Click ‘Uninstall’.

Then, install the app:

  • Install DroidCam Client in your windows
  • Finish the setup.
  • Restart your system.
  • You’ll not face the issue again and can now have perfect video streaming.

‘No devices detected’ error

Sometimes, we find error with DroidCam in windows and this will create a problem in connecting mobile to PC or Laptop. This error shows a message “No device detected”. However, this problem can be easily wiped out just by following the steps mentioned below.

Before going through the steps to clear the error, Make sure DroidCam client is installed in your windows and works perfectly without directory or file errors.

Now, go through the following steps to clear the issue ‘No devices detected’:

1. Open it on your windows.

2. When you click ‘Start’ and face an error saying ‘No device detected’, follow the below steps.

3. Open File Explorer in your windows. Go to ‘This PC’.

4.  Click on ‘Local Disk (C)’. Now open ‘Program Files (x86)’.

5. Search for ‘DroidCam’, Click on it.

6. You’ll find ‘adb folder’, delete that folder.

7. Now download adb zip, click here to download it. Now extract adb from that zip.

8. Copy this abd file to DroidCam folder present in ‘Program Files (x86)’. And also paste the same in Local disk (C).

9. Enter abd folder/platform and move the files from platform tools directly into adb.

10. Refresh or restart your PC/ laptop. Now try again using DroidCam.

11. Make sure we connect the phone to PC and in the phone the app is open.

12. Now start your DroidCam on your windows.

13. Now everything goes smooth.

When you perform this type of operations on your PC or Laptop never forget to refresh your system often. Restart your system soon after completing the entire process. This will yield to good results.

Conclusion:

As I have already mentioned,  We can find many alternative apps to DroidCam app.

DroidCam enables good quality video chatting. This can smoothly Alter your Mobile into Compatible webcam for your PC or Laptop. It provides flexibility by enabling the connection by both wireless and USB. However, it is easily adaptable with the latest technology mobiles mainly Android. It can work as a background app on your mobile. So you can do any other work while this is working in the background. It includes both audio (sound) and Video (Picture).

Hint: When you perform these operations on your PC or Laptop, never forget to refresh your system often. Restart your system soon after completing the entire process. This will yield to good results.

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