Multiple instances

Sometimes, you want to use multiple virtual cameras on one computer, and each camera plays different content.

The following explains how to use VCam to achieve this function.

First, in the Windows “Command Prompt (Administrator)” mode (that is, a DOS or PowerShell window running with administrator privileges), enter the VCam installation directory (here, use the default installation directory):

CD “C:\Program Files (x86)\e2eSoft\VCam”

Then run the following command:

.\devcon install driver\VCam_WDM.inf VCam_WDM

One more VCam instance will be installed every time you run it. You can see the newly installed camera in the system’s Device Manager > Imaging Device (the name is e2eSoft VCam by default).

When playing a video in VCam, it will play to the first VCam instance by default. You can choose which VCam instance you want to output to in Options > Camera Settings > Output to Instance. You can also modify the device name of the current instance here. For example, you can change it to VCam01, VCam02, etc. to distinguish different instances.

After installing multiple instances, you can start multiple VCam applications, each output to a different VCam instance, so as to achieve the purpose of using multiple virtual cameras.

To delete a VCam instance, find the instance in the system’s Device Manager > Image Device, and select “Uninstall Device” from the right-click menu. Be careful not to delete all VCam instances, keep at least one.