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  • Yes it can somewhat. It depends on what you're trying to do. Display the Color HD - yes - record like a web cam - with software -not really. True Display and AUdio recording with Web Cam software - no, but with your custom built software - yes.

    There was a sample on how to use the Kinect cam as a web cam for skype. A K4W team member posted source code to create a MF Source/Filter to get the color stream so you can use it with a tool like GraphEdit. You could then install this component and it exposed the Kinect v2 Camera as a Source to use with applications like Skype.

    There's another one here: KinectCamv2

    Kinect Cam does a pretty good job for Skype and simply displaying the color, but it doesn't work with recording software like Camtasia, and Cyberlink YouCam, and Windows doesn't truly recognize it as a web cam.

    So the answer again is yes somewhat.

     



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    • Marked as answer by Xueyang Zhao Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:18 AM
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:41 PM

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  • Yes it can somewhat. It depends on what you're trying to do. Display the Color HD - yes - record like a web cam - with software -not really. True Display and AUdio recording with Web Cam software - no, but with your custom built software - yes.

    There was a sample on how to use the Kinect cam as a web cam for skype. A K4W team member posted source code to create a MF Source/Filter to get the color stream so you can use it with a tool like GraphEdit. You could then install this component and it exposed the Kinect v2 Camera as a Source to use with applications like Skype.

    There's another one here: KinectCamv2

    Kinect Cam does a pretty good job for Skype and simply displaying the color, but it doesn't work with recording software like Camtasia, and Cyberlink YouCam, and Windows doesn't truly recognize it as a web cam.

    So the answer again is yes somewhat.

     



    Sr. Enterprise Architect | Trainer | Consultant | MCT | MCSD | MCPD | SharePoint TS | MS Virtual TS |Windows 8 App Store Developer | Linux Gentoo Geek | Raspberry Pi Owner | Micro .Net Developer | Kinect For Windows Device Developer |blog: http://dgoins.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by Xueyang Zhao Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:18 AM
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:41 PM
  • I've found this solution and ¡¡¡it has worked like a charm!!!

    My status does not allow me to post any links, but I got this from SUPERUSER . COM under this topic: 

    Using a Microsoft Kinect on a PC as a Webcam; Is \Stream.sys for Kinect Available?

    Microsoft has drivers to let the Kinect do this in a different update channel. Here's how to get those drivers from Windows Update.

    Opt-in to receive test distribution drivers

    1. Open the Windows Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
    2. Go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\
    3. Create subkeys \DriverFlighting\Partner\
    4. Under \Partner subkey, create a string named “TargetRing” and key-in “Drivers” as the value.

    Get the drivers from Device Manager or Windows Update

    From Device Manager:

    1. Open Device Manager (Windows key + x, then m).
    2. Expand “Kinect sensor devices”.
    3. Right-click on "WDF KinectSensor Interface 0".
    4. Click "Update Driver Software..."
    5. Click “Search automatically for updated driver software”.
    6. Allow it to download and install the new driver.
    7. Reboot.

    You can now use the Kinect for Xbox One as a webcam and for Windows Hello.

    References:

    Windows Hello with the Kinect v2
    Test Distribution Drivers
    Monday, February 12, 2018 1:15 AM