Package Details: droidcam 1:1.6-1

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Package Base: droidcam
Description: A tool for using your android device as a wireless/usb webcam
Upstream URL:
Keywords: Android webcam
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: marquicus
Maintainer: AwesomeHaircut (LevitatingRein, invidian)
Last Packager: invidian
Votes: 93
Popularity: 5.29
First Submitted: 2011-06-29 20:31
Last Updated: 2020-11-06 10:16

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Pinned Comments

Alad commented on 2020-05-27 08:57

Manjaro is spam here, and the maintainer already said he can't install a different distribution just to support some users. Manjaro users: Please refrain from making further comments and use Manjaro support channels instead.

grazzolini commented on 2020-05-25 16:06

Upstream switched from putting versioned files on their website, to using a fixed name that has no version information. It only says "latest". So, everytime they update their version on the website, the checksum on the PKGBUILD will be outdated. This is not an issue with the package itself, but with the way upstream release. I plan on changing to a pure source package soon, once I get this building from source but, until then, if you get a checksum error, download from their website and change the PKGBUILD.

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tioguda commented on 2020-11-08 14:27

I tested with v4l2loopback-dkms on my Manjaro (yes, I read the pinned comment) and I needed to change three things, remove videodev in /etc/modules-load.d/droidcam.conf, leave only v4l2loopback in place of v4l2loopback-dc (that was obvious).

The third modification is to add /etc/modprobe.d/droidcam.conf to the droidcam package, the program works without this change, but the user cannot change the resolution.

Without the above changes my system has errors to start, I'm not complaining, I'm just passing on the information, maybe it can be useful.


invidian commented on 2020-11-06 10:17

With 1.6 supporting both, I think it would be preferable to drop the goofy custom loopback module and just depend on the regular v4l2loopback module / package.

I updated to 1.6, but didn't add v4l2loopback support yet, as I'm not sure how to handle it yet and we discuss it with other maintainers.

In the meanwile, one can manually install v4l2loopback-dkms package, unload v4l2lookback-dc module and load v4l2loopback to try it out.

caleb commented on 2020-11-05 07:37

With 1.6 supporting both, I think it would be preferable to drop the goofy custom loopback module and just depend on the regular v4l2loopback module / package.

ngoonee commented on 2020-10-15 09:16

Could you add snd-aloop to droidcam.conf so sound works a bit more OOTB?

invidian commented on 2020-10-07 20:58

@fourier No, as stated in

fourier commented on 2020-10-07 20:56

@invidian thanks, that's what I did. But shouldn't the headers be installed as a dependency?

invidian commented on 2020-10-07 19:52

@fourier you must install kernel headers for the kernel you have installed in order to use DKMS, for example "linux-headers" if you use "linux" package for your kernel. See for more details.

fourier commented on 2020-10-07 19:43

Tried to install, but failed with

==> Unable to install module v4l2loopback-dc/1.5 for kernel *: Missing kernel headers.

invidian commented on 2020-10-01 21:55 hmm, I don't know what could be the cause then. This repo contains a Dockerfile which I use to test builds on fresh machines, to make sure all dependencies are included. Maybe try manually cloning the repository and building from there? commented on 2020-10-01 15:48


I have the latest available version installed:

$ yay -Qi libjpeg-turbo | grep Version
Version         : 2.0.5-2