[olug] WebCam scarcity (was: Re: RHCSA Bad New/Good News)

Justin Reiners justin at hotlinesinc.com
Thu Aug 20 10:07:42 CDT 2020

also be helpful if you need a webcam, it's been YEARS since I've used it
like that, but I can't see how it wouldn't work.

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM Christopher Cashell <topher-olug at zyp.org>

>  On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 9:29 PM Dave Thacker <dthacker9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm setting an empty office at my wife's office for a test site.
>  Nothing
> > on the walls, etc.   With the crunch of Covid related remote learning,
> > external Web Cams have gotten expansion and scarce.    Hopefully I'll be
> > done with this in the next few weeks.
> >
> Interesting timing, I was talking to some coworkers about that just the
> other day, and one of the guys shared a video he'd taken with a cheap
> little Wyze camera of some animals on his property.  That got me thinking
> that it's too bad you can't use a Wyze camera as a webcam, and a little
> Googling found mention that the Wyze folks have released an updated/hacked
> firmware for exactly that purpose:
>    -
> https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/31/21202022/wyze-firmware-update-webcam-security-camera-transform-solution-guide
>    -
> https://support.wyzecam.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041605111-Webcam-Firmware-Instructions
> I haven't tried it yet (planning to give it a shot tomorrow), but it'll be
> useful if it works!  I'm guessing I'm not the only one with a cheap Wyze
> camera or two floating around.
> --
> Christopher
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