When I'm chatting on Skype on Windows 10 I sometimes want to show the person with whom I'm chatting a video. Is there software that I can install that plays a video and that registers in my system as a webcam?


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Open Broadcaster Software (any OS) plus OBS Virtual Cam (Windows only) can do the job.

Here's how you set it up:

  • Create a scene and add a "VLC Video source".
  • In the Video properties, add the video you want to play to the playlist.
  • From the Tools menu, start the Virtual Cam
  • In Skype settings, choose the correct camera (called OBS-Camera)

Pictures for the above steps:

Add sceen and VLC video source

Adding video to playlist

Start virtual camera

OBS Camera in Skype

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