I would like recommendations for a lightweight and free virtual webcam software

It should be able to use an video file or am image as a webcam, that is, if I load a webpage that accesses video, such as this one, https://www.kirupa.com/html5/accessing_your_webcam_in_html5.htm, it should detect the virtual webcam software as a built in webcam and display what ever image/video that I selected as a source

I have used Manycam before but I am looking for something more lightweight and ad free. I don't need extra features such as filters or adding text, it's ok even if it is a completely command line based application. What is important for me, is to be able to get video/image file detected as a webcam source.

  • Can you explain how your request is different to softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/36515/…? Jun 12, 2020 at 16:43
  • they don't work. they add filters for existing webcams but i can't find an option for virtual webcam
    – user17915
    Jun 13, 2020 at 2:12
  • Really? The question asks for a fake webcam, not filters for a real webcam. My answer suggests OBS + VirtualCam. It does not need an existing webcam. Jun 13, 2020 at 7:30


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