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Fake Webcam in Ubuntu / Linux

In windows, there are various program that can stream video loopback and act as a camera or webcam. In Linux previously you can use AVLD and Vloopback, but I’m having trouble compiling them using kernel 2.6.31 on Karmic (Ubuntu 9.10). But luckily, I’ve found this great tool which is much better then the previous, it’s called WebCamStudio .

Here’s an excerpt from sourceforge.net info.

“WebcamStudio helps you create a virtual webcam that can show: – Your webcam that won’t work with Flash site – Your desktop with your webcam in overlay – Your desktop/webcam with several video effects – You in all your glory! Compatible with Flash sites!”

It’s easy to use and very user-friendly.



7 responses to “Fake Webcam in Ubuntu / Linux

  1. unknown March 28, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks! this one is nice!

  2. Belanda Depok July 3, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Nice info.. thx 4 sharing.

  3. Becca June 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    does not seem to work in Ubuntu 11.04, any fixes coming?

  4. Nicholas Maietta January 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    The developer has stopped development. And installing in Ubuntu 12.10 seems to be downright impossible Then when it IS installed, doesn’t operated. Just “hangs” when starting. Very dissapointing since i’ve made the switch to linux thinking i had a good list of software to replace what i was using in Windows.

  5. Berty February 9, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Dosnt seem to work on anything, and isnt maintained anymore (the guy wants to do other things)

  6. Ubuntu hooray May 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    updated advice for 2013? and latest LTS?

  7. Will May 29, 2014 at 3:40 am

    doesn’t work. Can’t find a suitable source. I’m baffled.

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