How to connect a webcam splitter to a video chat and Skype

How to connect a webcam splitter to a video chat and Skype

Here I’m describing a solution for a typical problem – connecting video applications to a webcam splitter. I show it on two samples: video chat and Skype. I’m going to use my KVYcam, as a webcam splitter. But you can use another splitting programs for it too.

Any splitter has two output channels for capture: video and audio. In KVYcam the video channel is presented by KVYcam Video Driver and in the audio channel is used KVYCam Audio Clip Device. But you can use the audio driver of your microphone too if you wish to send a sound directly to your application bypassing a splitter.

Video chat
Here I’m gonna use my Webcam test Adobe Flash Player. This test has Adobe Flash Player, as a main video engine. Many websites use it in their chats, for example, a well known Chatroulette. Therefore your settings for my test will be working for the other chats too.

Load my test page and follow its instructions. In the tab “Camera” select the driver KVYcam Video Driver or KVYcam Video Recorder for WinXP if your OS is MS Windows XP:

In “Microphone” select the driver KVYCam Audio Clip Device if there has been set the Video clip mode in KVYcam. You can also set the driver of your microphone:

After setting of all parameters for Flash Player you will see the video from the splitter, like this:

Skype
1. Open Skype’s “Options” and go to “Audio settings”.

2. Click on the combo box “Microphone” and select a driver of your microphone or KVYcam Audio Clip Device if KVYcam has the Video Clip mode.

3. Go to “Video settings” and click on the combo box “Select webcam”.

4. Select KVYcam Video Driver or KVYcam Video Recorder for WinXP if your OS is MS Windows XP:

5. You will see a captured video from the splitter, like this:

6. Click on the button “Save”.