DroidCam Client is a highly useful mobile phone tool that can transform your smartphone camera into a fully working PC webcam. With this program, you can either wirelessly, or with a help of USB cable, connect your phone to PC and automatically route the video feed from your phone camera to PC (including audio!). Almost every PC app that can detect a webcam will do so, and you can start video chats with your friends or work colleagues with ease.
Even though DroidCam Client is not the only app that can achieve this feat, one of the greatest advantages is its ability to connect to your phone wirelessly.
This makes it highly attractive to users who want to set up video chat sessions on their PC in mere seconds, enabling their favorite apps such as Yahoo! Messenger or Skype to instantly recognize wireless webcam hardware. To better take advantage form your mobile phone hardware, customization options of the client include individual settings for video resolution (up to 720p HD), sound management, and even several video processing effects such as zoom, mirroring, rotating, brightness and more. As of today, the app can only compatible with Android smartphones.
Installation and Use
To establish a connection between your Android phone camera and your PC, you will need to install two apps. First, on your phone, you need to install a free application called “DroidCam Wireless Webcam” by Devs47Apps. Then, to finish the procedure, on your PC all you need to do is to install the latest version of DroidCam Client. After a brief and intuitive installation, you can start the application and establish a connection with your phone.
The main interface of the app consists form one small window that features connectivity tools on the top and video processing effects on the bottom. The connection can be established wirelessly over a Wi-Fi LAN (by entering device IP and port), or via USB cable if your PC doesn’t have access to wireless hardware. Before establishing a connection, you can select if you want to sync with both video and audio feed, which can enable you to use the client only as a video-only webcam or audio-only microphone.
After the connection is established (video feed will be showcased directly in the app), you are free to re-launch any of your favorite chat programs and see if they detect newly created “virtual” webcam hardware. If your apps do not detect the app, the first thing you need to do is to restart your PC and try again. Please be aware that the latest versions of Windows Store Skype app (also known as “metro Skype”) may not detect Droid Cam at all. If you encounter this issue, you will need to install the standalone “desktop” Skype app.
As an added bonus, the smartphone app can send a live video feed to any device that can access its local Wi-Fi IP address. This means that you can access your phone video feed directly from any internet browser (or video players such as VLC) by simply inputting the correct IP address and port.
Features and Highlights
- Transform your smartphone into PC-compatible webcam.
- Easily transmit phone camera and microphone feeds to your home PC.
- Establish connection with phone wirelessly or via USB cable.
- Send webcam feed via Wi-Fi LAN to any of your browsers of video players.
- Send webcam feed via the internet (DroidCamX only) via 3G/LTE.
- Compatible with the latest Android smartphones and Tablets
- Compatible with all the latest versions of Windows.