Can't load camera from non-SSL host

Can't load camera from local webserver issues and how to resolve them.

The Chrome / Edge / Chromium browsers will not allow access to media devices (camera / microphone) without SSL enabled.

Possible solutions include switching to https, accessing the site from http://localhost, or enabling the unsafely-treat-insecure-origin-as-secure browser switch. The browser flag, which works with Chromium-based browsers, can be accessed from: chrome://flags/#unsafely-treat-insecure-origin-as-secure. Specify the hostname and the IP address that you will be accessing, such as Enable the option, and then restart the browser.

More advanced users can try using openssl to generate self-signed certificates, and using them with their local webserver to enable SSL, assuming you have access to the webserver.

openssl req  -nodes -new -x509  -keyout key.pem -out cert.pem

If you can access the site via http://localhost, or, that may work also. This could be possible if hosting VDO.Ninja locally, and accessing it via a local webserver. If you have Python installed, you could get away using it to host VDO.Ninja in this way.

git clone
cd vdoninja
python -m http.server 8000

When accessing VDO.Ninja in this way, make sure the remote computer that may also be accessing VDO.Ninja is using the same "salt". To debug this, you can try adding & to all the VDO.Ninja links, as that will mnually assign all the links to use the same salt. The salt is used in the encryption process for site isolation and increased privacy/security when not using the official VDO.Ninja deployment.

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