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Setting up and using an external USB camera

To attach a USB camera to your computer and activate it in the browser for WebRTC broadcasting in the MyOwnConference webinar room, follow these steps:

Connect the USB camera: Plug the USB cable of your camera into an available USB port on your computer. Make sure the camera is turned on, if it has a power switch.

Install drivers: Most modern USB cameras are plug-and-play, meaning they don't require additional drivers. But, however, if your camera came with a driver CD or requires specific drivers, follow the manufacturer's instructions to install them.

Set the default camera (optional): If you have more than one camera connected to your computer and you want to use the USB camera for WebRTC, you may need to set it as the default camera. To do this, follow the steps for your specific operating system:

Windows: Go to Settings » Privacy » Camera. Under «Choose which apps can access your camera,» make sure your browser is allowed to access the camera. Then, go to Settings » System » Sound » Manage sound devices and set your USB camera as the default under «Input devices.»

macOS: Go to System Preferences » Security & Privacy » Privacy » Camera. Ensure your browser is allowed to access the camera. Then, go to System Preferences » Sound » Input and select your USB camera from the list.

Open your browser and navigate to a WebRTC-enabled website or application, such as

Allow camera access: When prompted by the webinar room, grant permission to access your camera. If your USB camera is not automatically selected, you may need to manually choose it. Choose your USB camera from the list of available devices in the webinar room menu.

Verify the camera feed: Check the video feed from your USB camera in the webinar room to make sure it's working correctly. You should now be able to use the USB camera for WebRTC broadcasting.

Updated on: 17/05/2024

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