Convert Your Android Phone Into An IP Camera

I am a big fan of android, therefore this article is also related to android and its applications. In this article I will show you how to convert your android phone into an IP camera. An Internet protocol camera, or IP camera, is a type of digital video camera commonly employed for surveillance, and which unlike analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras can send and receive data via a computer network and the Internet.

Android IP Camera

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I am always searching for new and cool apps in the android market and found this application one day when I was doing the same. The name of application is IP Camera.


  • Android Phone
  • 1 Computer
  • Wifi Router/Modem
  • VLC Player

Market LinkIP Camera

Description from market listing

Turn you phone into a wireless camera! Supports Windows, Mac and Linux.

Turns your phone into a network camera with multiple viewing options. View your camera on any platform with VLC player or web browser.

Use IP Webcam with tinyCam Monitor on another android device or with third-party MJPG software, including video surveillance software, security monitors and most audio players.

Videochat support (e.g. Skype, Chatroulette, only video stream for Windows only via an universal MJPG driver). To get this application, just open Android Market from your android phone or tablet, then search for IP Camera and the click on install.

Now connect your phone to the wifi network.

Note : Phone must be in the same network as of your computer. Now open this newly installed app and scroll down to the bottom and click on Start Server.

After then browse to the IP address provided by the application in your browser on your computer. It will prompt for username and password if you have defined them in the app.

After that click on “Open stream in media player”, then “Save to” dialog box will appear, click on open radio button and then click Ok.

Voilla now you should be able to view video from your phone on your VLC Player. Please tell in comments what you think about this app and what funny things you did (or will be doing) using this.

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