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I want to use my action cam as a webcam. I found the program "gopro2webcam", which seems to work with my cam model. But it costs 14,99$ and I am not willing to pay that much.

1. Does anyone have any alternative tools?
2. Does anyone have the program and would be willing to share it with me? I checked all the torrent sites I know of but couldn't find it there.


thank you for your help!

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@ + kekz.  why dont you try this 

What you need:


Let’s start:

  1. Install OBS Studio
  2. Install OBS-VirtualCam Plugin
  3. Install FFmpeg or extract the binaries into a folder of your choice e.g. C:/FFmpeg
  4. Connect your computer to your GoPro’s WiFi (I needed several tries before my PC actually connected to my GoPro. If it doesn’t open the GoPro Quik application on your PC and try again.)
  5. Open following URL in your browser:
    This will start your GoPro’s stream. It’s the same that you see on your smartphone once it is connected to your GoPro.
  6. Open the folder where FFmpeg is located in a command prompt and execute the following line:
    ffmpeg -fflags nobuffer -f:v mpegts -probesize 8192 -i udp:// -f mpegts -vcodec copy udp://localhost:10000
    This creates a new local stream from your GoPro’s stream.
    On Windows: Be sure to allow the network connection of FFmpeg through your firewall: Check both private and public as your GoPro’s WiFi is by default a public WiFi!
  7. Open OBS Studio and add a new Media Source with the following settings:
    Uncheck Local File
    Input: udp://@:10000
    Input Format: mpegts
  8. You should be all set and see your GoPro’s video stream in OBS Studio now. Go to Tools>VirtualCam and hit Start. Be happy and use your GoPro as a Webcam. 🙂

Optional (preferred) method:

  1. Do steps 1-4 from above.
  2. Additionally, install Python and download the script from the link above and place it in the folder where FFmpeg is located
  3. Open the script in a text editor and edit line number 43 to be: STREAM=True
  4. Start the script in a command shell via:
    python GoProStream.py
    The script handles the connection to your GoPro and starts FFmpeg for you.
  5. Continue at step 7 from above.

Voila, you got yourself a GoPro Hero Webcam. 😄

Let me know in the comments if this works for you or if you got any problems following this guide!

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Thanks so much for your reply!

The problem is the following part:




What you need:

  • GoPro obviously… Be sure to have the latest firmware installed!)


I have an action camera that is supported by gopro2webcam but is not a gopro.


I ended up using IVCam on my phone to use the phone instead of the camera as a webcam.
Still looking for a program to do the same with the action cam though.

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