While video calling is nothing new these days, using your old PC for the purpose could be tough as there is no webcam in it.
But, you don't want to invest into a new webcam due to budget constraints or not willing to but any peripherals and get strangled with additional wires.
Well, in such situations, your smartphone can be used as a webcam to carry on with the video calling. Here, at GIZBOT, we have brought you a simple trick to turn your smartphone into a webcam for free. Just follow this simple steps to start calling and save some bucks.
Step 1. Download IP webcam from Google Play Store and install it.
Step 2. Open it and configure the settings like video resolution, video quality.
Step 3. Ensure both devices are on same network/same wifi.
Step 4. Click on start server. This option will automatically download a file for video coder. Once done your mobile camera will be open automatically.
Step 5. Note that on your phone, there will be a URL and IP address.
Step 6. Type the same IP address on your desktop as 'http:/....'
Step 7. Once inserted one dashboard will be open on your desktop where you can make the settings. Such as whether you want to record video, or make calls, or you can change the zoom, or video streaming quality, swap camera (front or back).
Step 8. That's all! This way you can do a live streaming from your smartphone directly.