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This is a discussion on How to the Monitor of a PC as Webcam? within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. What I mean is if you don't have a webcam, why shouldn't we use the monitor or the TV screen


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Old 10-03-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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What I mean is if you don't have a webcam, why shouldn't we use the monitor or the TV screen of a desktop PC as our webcam?! Any software or installer there for this suggestion??
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No, there is no way to turn a PC or TV screen in to a "camera"

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I've heard of some monitors (compaq v500 15-inch CRT, circa 1999) having built-in microphones. Also a lot of LCD screens from laptops have built-in webcams on top of them. Never heard of them on desktop screens (LCD's or CRT). The microphone on the V500 required an extra connector from the back of the monitor to the mic jack of the sound card.
I would think that if hypothetically your monitor had a built-in camera somewhere (it would be mentioned in the documentation), you'd have to make additional connections (I would suspect USB), then install the proper drivers.
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