The idea is very simple. You install a server on your phone, a client on your PC, and then you can view your phone's camera from PC. And of course, capture said source as well.

I had this setup with my very old Symbian phone, yet I struggle to find a similar solution for my Android phone.

I have found an article about this, but the app mentioned on said article - has been removed since.
IP Webcam works, but it is very slow. I have maxed out the bitrate settings and I have a strong wifi signal... yet I get only like 3-10 FPS if I view the video in 1080p.

I am looking for a way to capture the video feed from the camera. IP Camera is really a dream in every aspect - it works as a feed (OBS), in browser, from VLC. Really it is a great software. But wifi is a really limiting factor - unless the source is encoded on flight, ~5M/s is not enough for 1080p@30.

  • For screenshots, take a look at snap-android. For video, I've not checked yet. – Izzy Dec 8 '15 at 13:54
  • You might wish to update your question once more with a price tag (whether it must be free, or there's a budget). While waiting for the perfect answer, be welcome to check my list of apps on Video Surveillance & WebCams. Good luck! – Izzy Dec 8 '15 at 16:05

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