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I don't have a Nexus 7 yet but I was wondering if it is possible to use a webcam over OTG?
I've seen threads for the Xoom and Nexus S about it requiring modules added to the kernal
Has anyone tried/gotten a camera to work with their N7 yet? (If so, how?)

(I'd just like to know if it's possible)
22nd November 2012, 11:15 PM |#2  
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5th December 2012, 11:53 AM |#3  
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Thread resurrection 'cause I haven't found an answer to this question either.

Found answer

watch?v=9-OUqr-w8YM
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I would be also interested in video recording...
It would make it perfect for have cheap stationary cameras and not have to have laptop to record them temporarily...
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That's good news, lamui, thanks.

Here's the video you linked to...

And if the following is possible, recording video from an external webcam must surely be too...



---------- Post added at 12:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:06 PM ----------

Ok, it is undoubtedly possible.

Source code available on the following page:
http://brain.cc.kogakuin.ac.jp/research/usb-e.html
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great.... how its working for nexus 7 ?
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great.... how its working for nexus 7 ?

You know as much as I do.
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Originally Posted by agung_gitaris86

great.... how its working for nexus 7 ?

The author of the Nexus 7 USB Webcam blog entry mentioned above has compiled his SimpleWebCam code and you can download the app from his blog.

If you want to try it out, you will need to use a Linux UVC compatible webcamera.
Here is a webpage with a list of them - http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/#devices

Please post any comments on it here or at the author's BLOG.

We need to know the model of the camera you used, if it worked following the instructions at the blogsite.

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21st December 2012, 10:06 AM |#9  
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I have tested the simplewebcam apk on the following

rooted Nexus 7 running 4.2 = works
unrooted Nexus 7 running 4.2.1 = works
unrooted Galaxy SIII running 4.1 = works

All tests used the SSK Driver-Free 1.3 Mega Pixel USB Webcam with Microphone & Clip - Black + Orange and the Creative Webcam nx Pro Vista / 7 ( I think both are knock-offs, I can not find model numbers). The SSK stated it was UVC compliant and the Creative box says “NO CD Driver”

I am interested in being able to record from the webcam or send the feed to other apps. I do not have the expertise to work the code to make this happen.
23rd December 2012, 05:26 PM |#10  
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I have tested the simplewebcam apk on the following

rooted Nexus 7 running 4.2 = works
unrooted Nexus 7 running 4.2.1 = works
unrooted Galaxy SIII running 4.1 = works

All tests used the SSK Driver-Free 1.3 Mega Pixel USB Webcam with Microphone & Clip - Black + Orange and the Creative Webcam nx Pro Vista / 7 ( I think both are knock-offs, I can not find model numbers). The SSK stated it was UVC compliant and the Creative box says “NO CD Driver”

I am interested in being able to record from the webcam or send the feed to other apps. I do not have the expertise to work the code to make this happen.

It's easy to get the USB device info from the Windows Device Manager as follows:
- right click on "my computer" on the desktop
- select Device Manager
- Doubleclick Imaging Devices
- doubleclick on your camera device - it might just say "USB Video Device" or something like that
- select Details
- copy the VID and PID numbers: eg: USB\VID_1e4e&PID_0100$MI_\6&20BD946A&0&0000
- reference the VID and PID numbers on the http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/#devices website
NOTE - if it works but it's not on the list, it just might be newer than the info on the list - please submit it to the list's maintainer.
- DONE
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24th December 2012, 06:52 AM |#11  
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I meant that I would like to be able to record a USB UVC webcam on my Android device. I can do it on windows and Linux and can even do it on my Nexus 7 running Ubuntu. It seems that with the simplewebcam app that it would be possible to send the video to other apps or include a recorder function with this app.
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