Connect your device to the computer with the USB cable, then use the USB option on the PC client and click [Start].
The client will try to detect the device and establish a connection. If it works, great, you can stop reading now
USB connections are possible via a program called “Android Debug Bridge”, or ADB. A copy of adb.exe is included in the DroidCam installation folder. You can search on Google for info on ADB in Android.
ADB works when manufacturer drivers are installed on the computer (ie. drivers from Samsung, or Sony, or HTC, etc.).
Here are the steps you need to take:
1. Disconnect the device from computer.
2. Install drivers for your device on computer, see: http://developer.android.com/tools/extras/oem-usb.html#Drivers.
3. On the device, if you are running Android 4.2+, enable “Developer Options” in Settings. See http://www.cnet.com/how-to/restore-the-developer-options-menu-in-android-4-2/
4. In “Developer Options”, enable “USB Debugging”. Plug the phone to computer over USB. Your computer will now detect the phone as a new “usb device” and associate it with the drivers installed in step 1.
This should be enough for DroidCam to work over USB.
If you get “connection reset” errors from the Droidcam client, try changing the port setting in the app and the client.
You can manually check if ADB is working:
- Open My Computer and find where droidcam was installed. By default it should be under Program Files. Note the location (eg. “C:\Program Files\Droidcam”, or “Program Files (x86)”)
- Go to start -> all programs -> accessories. Right-click on “Command Prompt” and choose ‘run as administrator’
- In the window that opens, enter cd “C:\Program Files\DroidCam\”, where the text in quotes represents the install location from above.
- Enter cd adb
- Enter adb devices
The last command above prints “List of devices attached”, followed by any detected device IDs (e.g. “device HT1234ABCD”) when things work.