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I want to use motion tracking software like VSeeFace and a voice converter like Lyrebird, but I don't have a webcam or a microphone. Buying them seems like a waste of money to me because I thought that I could use my phone or iPad as wireless input devices in some way, but I couldn't figure out how to do that.

I've been searching for many days. There are 2 methods that achieved something, but they're not what I wanted:

  1. Using OBSNinja with OBS Browser plugin I could use my phone as a webcam, but it wasn't considered as an input at all by the system. I don't want to see myself or hear myself. I want the program to recognize that there is a webcam input, so it can track my face or body.

  2. Using IP Camera with VLC network protocol I got a result like the previous one. It was able to get the sound and reproduce it as a system sound, but the computer didn't recognize any microphone connected, so Lyrebird didn't work with it.

I've read about other methods like WO Mic, but I thought it would be better at this point to ask someone with more knowledge than me about this issue.

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  • I was able to achieve the video input part using droidcam, maybe I'll be able to solve the audio input with the same method, but I'm still working on it.
    – LeónESP
    Feb 21, 2021 at 16:20

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Finally Droidcam worked both for video and audio. For the audio there is a problem where I have to use this (pacmd load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:Loopback,1,0) in the terminal each time after I reboot or shut down my PC.

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I found this entire ALSA PulseAudio integration issue with DroidCam a real headache. So I crafted a solution for myself.

You can find it here and with a very long winded explanation of the problems:

https://github.com/aidyw/droidcam-snd-manager Hope someone finds this useful.

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