Make Webcam From IP Camera For Video Conferences In Zoom, Skype, Teams, Meet - Universal Method

Make Webcam From IP Camera For Video Conferences In Zoom, Skype, Teams, Meet - Universal Method

Make Webcam From IP Camera For Video Conferences
In Zoom, Skype, Teams, Meet – Universal Method

This time we are turning IP-cameras / home Wifi cameras into the Virtual webcams for a computer, if you have a video conference or a video call upcoming, and you don’t have a webcam or it’s awful, but you have a home security network camera. We’ve got different cams’ types, shapes and manufacturers to showcase it the best way possible. Hikvision 4mp. DS-2CD2443G0-I cube, IMOU, Ezviz regular home Wifi cams and Ezviz Pan-tilt C6CN camera. BUT! This is applicable to literally every network camera. Pipl Systems store, my name’s Daniel.


1. Tools & Preparation

On the web I found several ways to do that – a driver for windows on GitHub, the OBS streaming software plug-in, older IP Camera Adapter that I couldn’t get to work whatsoever, then I found ManyCam tool that can do that, but I ran into some restrictions there.. And Finally! Somehow I came across a SplitCam software and Boom! It works just great! it’s plug and play, easy to work with, has windows and MAC OS versions, and is completely free – the choice is made. Go to SplitCam.comdownload → install → and launch.


2. Creating the RTSP-link

The 2nd part is about creating the RTSP-link – the address of that live video stream from the camera that allows you to view the camera from your phone in live mode. Normally you go search the web with a question that sound like “How to make RTSP link with Axis / Reolink / Dahua / Hikvision / Vivotek / Lorex and etc. camera”.

Unfortunately, I am physically unable to provide all RTSP-links’ formulas for every single cams’ manufacturer due to that they’re atypical and there’s hundreds of manufacturers. Seriously, go ask Google to give you the RTSP-link formula for your camera’ manufacturer. BUT! I will provide formulas for a few popular cams’ manufacturers.


Hikvision

  • rtsp://:@:554/Streaming/Channels/1 (or 101 / 02 – depending on how your channel was set up)

Ezviz

  • rtsp://:@:554/Streaming/Channels/1 (depending on how your channel was set up)

Axis

  • rtsp://:@/onvif-media/media.amp
  • rtsp://:@:554/axis-media/media.amp

Lorex

  • rtsp://:@:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=1

Reolink

  • rtsp://:@:554//h264Preview_01_main

P.s: usually, default user name is Admin
– fields you have to fill with your user data


3. Set-up & Launch

Alright, after you got the formula It’s assumed that you already have your camera up and running (in case you didn’t know, wow that’s rude, sorry).

  1. From that moment – all you do is: create new media source in the SplitCam and select IP-camera as a source;
  2. You’ll only a single field → paste that link in there → ready to go;
  3. Head to Skype / Zoom / Meet / Teams and get to video settings
  4. Select “Splitcam Driver” as a source for video input and we’re done.

4. Demo: Skype & Zoom


5. A lil Back-end

Also let me tell a bit about a back-end – we’ve got an RTSP-protocol stream incoming from the camera. The Splitcam software and similar tools act here as a decoder. What they do is that they convert that incoming from a camera unique RTSP-stream into the wide-supported RTMP-stream, used by all major streaming services like Youtube, Twitch, Facebook and et cetera. And also this tool emulates that we have a web camera connected to PC via common usb-cable, making the system able to recognize it like a regular web camera. And this how we can call with a video from our network camera using Skype, Zoom, google hangouts and cetera.

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