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PC Webcam not picking up sound - would like to use it for security purposes for viewing room and hearing noises

Hi,

We have a cheap webcam plugged into our Windows 10 PC in our office.

The webcam has two connections; USB and audio.

We used this webcam multiple times for Skype with webcam audio cable plugged into mic port on PC and USB cable plugged into PC USB port.

We are now trying to use it to view the room in our office for security purposes.

At the moment, we work at home and remote connect into the PC and can view the picture through webcam using "Camera" app on PC.

We can't however hear any sound coming from the room, even when we tested loud noises in the room in office.

We would like to have the webcam see the room and also have sound heard from the room.

How would we accomplish this?

Thanks,
Robbie
Windows 10Digital Cameras / CamcordersPeripheralsHardwareSecurity

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Seth Simmons

8/22/2022 - Mon
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ste5an

What kind of "remote"?

E.g. RDP requires that you redirect audio in the options.
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Hi,

We use TeamViewer for remote connection.

Sound for videos played on PC comes out on device being used at home instead of PC when remotely connected.

So should we be using a different app than "Camera" to hear sound?

What would you recommend we use to view picture and hear sound from camera? (Handy if it is a native app to Windows that could be already installed)

Thanks,
Robbie
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Not sure teamviewer relays audio , it is only passing images...
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As I already told you, the answer is already on your other question.
Using Teamviewer means the PC is fully committed to this one job only (as you watch it etc, you're interrupting the normal work that could be done on that PC). If you use VLC, it can be minimised and the PC can be fully used for other office duties (and as I said, even mobile devices can easily get the webcam stream)
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Hi,

With the VLC does it allow for sound caught by camera mic and picture to be streamed?

Would it be possible to have TeamViewer connected and run the VLC stream at same time?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

We are all working from home so have no one working in office at that PC.

The camera is used for security purposes so should detect sound and show camera feed.

The presumption is that we could connect via Teamviewer to PC in office and do work on PC then be able to switch to look at VLC live camera feed for connected webcam to see camera feed showing office and hear sounds from office.

Is it correct that this would work as presumed assuming all setup was done correctly?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Kimputer

Yes what you said is correct, though doing it properly (VLC running on the "server"), everyone at home using VLC to connect to the VLC server, is more efficient. People aren't fighting for control the whole time. It only requires one more step (Firewall/NAT to open up the stream)
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