How to use two webcams at once on one computer

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How to use two webcams at once on one computer
You can easily use two webcams at once. (Webcam image by Oscar from Fotolia.com)

Filming, personal chat conversations and overseas business: the reasons for using a webcam vary greatly from person to person. In fact, you may require the use of two webcams at the same time. Because each webcam requires its own separate program in order to function, two simultaneous webcams is entirely feasible, but you must have two free USB ports available on your computer.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Plug in the first webcam into your computer in a free USB port. Place the webcam where desired while the computer automatically installs the drivers.

  2. 2

    Plug the second webcam into your computer in a separate USB port. Place the webcam where desired while the computer automatically installs the drivers.

  3. 3

    Use your webcams simultaneously. The way you use these devices varies between each individual webcam, so check your webcams user manual for its specific operating procedure.

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