How to Install WebcamStudio in Ubuntu, Linux Mint via PPA

August 18, 2013 — 1 Comment

WebcamStudio is a virtual webcam software that can be used with Skype or a flash website like UStream, to create a professional looking broadcast, including banners, animations, transit animations and icons, etc.

This tool is not meant as a video editor but as a live video mixer giving you the possibilities to change the look of the broadcast on the fly.

Some of the features include:

  • Switch webcams on a single click
  • Show an IRC channel in your video broadcast
  • Broadcast your desktop for creation of nice HOWTO’s
  • Be creative and put animations and banners
  • Display what song is currently played by Rhythmbox
  • Co-host a remote friend, show his webcam inside your output (PicInPic)
  • Connect to WeatherBug and display your current weather
  • Apply some fancy effects on each source
  • Have a green wall, then why not use the ChromaKey effect to do the same as the weather man on the news network
  • Use all kinds of devices as webcamera like a MiniDV, your iPhone, etc.
  • Install WebcamStudio from GetDeb:

    The getdeb repository provides the latest version for Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and a little old version of Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 12.10, and Linux Mint.

    For Ubuntu users, download and double-click the below package to add the GetDeb repository:

    download getdeb package

    For Linux Mint users, enable the repository from Start menu -> Software Sources -> Additional Repositories

    enable getdeb repository

    After that, install the WebcamStudio via your package manager. Or run below command in terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open it):

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install webcamstudio

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    One response to How to Install WebcamStudio in Ubuntu, Linux Mint via PPA

    1. James P Madonna October 26, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      I installed WebcamStudio with GetDeb for my new Linux Mint Raphael Cinnamon, but it says console not loaded? I am so used to downloading on Windows so I am still in the learning process here. Any advice will be much appreciated. Will I be able to stream live talk shows with this?

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