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I'm suddenly very interested in trying to repurpose a few of my old Android phones as remote webcams. And it seems surprisingly simple to do.

For a barebones implementation, you can run an app that exposes the camera feed as an RTSP stream, and then you can access it remotely with VLC or MPV.

@faoluin What app are you using? I think I played with Camstream before.

@toroidalcore I was actually thinking of making my own for grins, but I found an unmaintained FOSS one called Endoscope that I was messing around with earlier.

@faoluin It looks like it might be possible with ffmpeg in termux, at least with the right compile options:

github.com/termux/termux-api/i

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