How to Turn Your Android Device into a Network Camera with IP Webcam Pro
If you have an old Android device lying around, you can turn it into a network camera with IP Webcam Pro, a paid app that lets you stream video and audio from your phone to any platform with VLC player or web browser. You can also use IP Webcam Pro with third-party MJPG software, such as video surveillance software, security monitors and audio players.
IP Webcam Pro has many features that make it a versatile and powerful app for your video needs. Here are some of them:
Video upload to Dropbox, SFTP, FTP and Email using Filoader plugin
Video recording in WebM, MOV, MKV or MPEG4 (on Android 4.1+)
Audio streaming in wav, opus and AAC (AAC requires Android 4.1+)
Motion detection with sound trigger, Tasker integration
Date, time and battery level video overlay
Sensor data acquisition with online web graphing
Videochat support (video stream only for Windows and Linux via an universal MJPEG video streaming driver)
Cloud push notifications on motion and sound, cloud recording for motion-triggered records, online video broadcasting powered by Ivideon
Extensive baby and pet monitor features: night vision, motion detection, sound detection
To use IP Webcam Pro, you need to download and install the app from Google Play Store. The app costs $4.99 and has a 4.0 star rating from over 2K reviews. You can also try the Lite version of IP Webcam first, which has only limitations of lack of Tasker integration and customizable user interface.
After installing the app, you need to launch it and select the settings that suit your needs. You can adjust the video resolution, quality, frame rate, orientation, zoom, focus mode, flash mode and more. You can also enable audio streaming and choose the audio source and format. You can also set up motion detection, cloud broadcasting, sensor data acquisition and other options.
Once you are done with the settings, you can start the server by tapping on \"Start server\" at the bottom of the screen. The app will display your IP address and port number that you can use to access your camera from any device on the same WiFi network. You can also scan the QR code or use the Ivideon link to access your camera from anywhere in the world.
IP Webcam Pro is a great app for turning your Android device into a network camera that you can use for various purposes. Whether you want to monitor your home or office security, keep an eye on your baby or pet, record video or audio for later playback or streaming, or just have fun with video chat, IP Webcam Pro can help you do it all.