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Mobile phone camera into webcam

This set of instructions will work for Windows, Mac1 and Linux2.

How to use

  1. 1.
    Go to with your mobile phone and start sharing your camera.
  2. 2.
    Bring your VDO.Ninja ‘view’ link into OBS. Drag and drop the link into a scene, and resize it to fit. Make sure OBS has audio control.
  3. 3.
    Take your scene and make it the ‘program’ output in OBS if in studio mode.
  4. 4.
    On the main UI press “Start Virtual Camera”.
  5. 5.
    Open your 3rd party program and choose “OBS-Camera” as a Video input.

Use Cases

OBS VirtualCam is fully compatible with VDO.Ninja and is useful for connecting MULTIPLE different OBS mixers together remotely, so you can take turn producing a show. You can also use it to turn your smartphone into webcam. You can also share your “live show” with a small group of friends, perhaps those who are also in the show with you, so everyone has a real-time view of the show that is going on.


Sometimes you may need to stop/restart the VirtualCam if it starts crashing your computer. If you see nothing but “GREY”, then you need to start it before using it. See “How to use”. If you see just black, its probably because you haven’t put anything into OBS yet.