The Google Chrome webcam app was recently updated with support for video capture from a webcam, allowing you to stream your videos to Google Chrome.
As we’ve covered before, the new feature can be enabled by using the ‘Capture’ tab on the ‘Video Settings’ tab of the Chrome Web Browser.
As you can see below, the “Capture” tab now shows a list of all of your video captures, with the option to set them as “Capture on Demand” or “Capture from Desktop”.
This means that your webcam can be captured at a later date and then uploaded to YouTube or Google Play for playback later.
We’ll cover the details of the new video capture feature in a future blog post.
While this feature is new, it’s worth pointing out that the feature has been in Chrome for quite some time.
In fact, the first release of Chrome for Android was in 2009, and Chrome for desktop was released in 2010.
We’ve previously covered how the Chrome webcam support is based on the same basic principle as it’s been in the Chrome browser for a while now, so we’ll be taking a look at that in a separate blog post when we get to that.
The “Capture video from desktop” option is only available on Windows computers, but we can easily test this feature in Firefox too.
In Firefox, open up the “Extensions” menu in the top-right corner and click “Tools”.
In the “Tools” menu, click “Extension” and then click “Capture Video from Desktop” to see the video capture option.
In the new tab, you can also toggle “Capture window size”.
This allows you to choose whether the webcam window is displayed in landscape or portrait mode.
To see how this affects the webcam in a video clip, open the clip in a new tab and go to the video preview tab.
You can set the window size to either a standard 640×480 or 1024×768 resolution.
The video capture options appear to be identical in both browsers, but there are some differences in how the “Video Capture from Desktop”, “Capture the webcam from desktop”, and “Capture webcam from Desktop on demand” options are configured.
First off, the default video capture resolution settings in Firefox are set to 640×768.
This means you’ll need to tweak the “Desktop Capture” option to capture at a resolution of 1024×800.
Then, you’ll have to tweak “Capture desktop window size” to make sure that the webcam captures at the desktop resolution.
When you’re done, click the “Save Changes” button to save your changes.
Finally, in Firefox, the webcam can also be captured as part of an “on demand” video clip.
This is achieved by dragging the video clip into the Chrome tab of your favorite video player, for example, right-click the video in the browser, select “Copy to Clipboard”, and then select “Upload as”.
You’ll be prompted to enter your webcam name, and then the video will be uploaded to your computer.
To use this feature, you need to be in the “Media” tab of Chrome.
On the “More” tab, click on “Capture Camera” and select “Capture as”.
If the webcam capture feature isn’t available in your location, you might need to open up Chrome’s “Advanced settings” window.
In that window, click-on the “Webcam” icon, and select the webcam you want to capture.
Finally in Firefox and Chrome, we can also use the “File” menu to open an additional window that contains the webcam.
This allows us to see what’s going on behind the scenes when we upload a video.
By default, when we open the File menu, Chrome displays a small “Streaming video” tab with the webcam captured.
Once we click on that tab, we’re shown a pop-up window that allows us view the webcam on demand, and if necessary, delete it.