How to use CamON as a standard webcam

In Windows, webcams are handled by the DirectShow multimedia framework. One of the components of this framework is the so called source filter, i.e. a producer that feeds video and/or audio content into the rest of the application.

Multimedia applications, like instant messaging services, usually list all the available sources that are registered in the system, so that you can choose the one you prefer to use.

All we need to do is to install a DirectShow source filter that can connect to our device, where CamON Live Streaming is running. That's it!

Which software to use?

Googling around, you'll be able to find many of these kind of software. Some are for free, some cost few money. It's on you to find the more you like.

As a suggestion, we tried for you IP Camera Adapter. It is a light weighted application, very simple to install and configure, that works well with Skype, Google Hangouts, Webex, Zoom and many others.

It only supports MJPEG, but that's enough in most of the situation and it is the suggested stream type to use. You'll only get video, but with very low latency, and you'll be still able to get audio from the PC as usual.

Install and configure IP Camera Adapter

First of all, you can download the installer from the official website. Be careful to choose the correct version, 64 or 32 bit, depending on your Windows installation.

Then run the installer and follow the instructions.

Now that the software has been installed, open Configure IP Camera Adapter and enter the MJPEG stream address of the device you want to connect. Also enter Username and Password if you enabled the authentication in the app's settings.

Tip: if you enabled the authentication, please check that you selected Basic as set Authentication type, since Digest authentication is not supported by this software.

Tip: you can use the Autodetect button either to test the connection and to detect the stream resolution

Select IP Camera Adapter as the video source

Now that everything is ready, you can start using your device as the video source with your preferred instant messaging application: open the audio/video settings and select MJPEG Camera as the video source.

Tip: to keep the battery charged and ensure a reliable connection consider using the USB connection and running the app in background mode.


Enjoy your experience and stay connected!