Is It Possible to redirect Linux Laptop Webcam for use inside a Windows VM Desktop?


New Member
Mar 28, 2021
I am using Remmina on a Linux laptop to access a remote Windows VM via RDP.

Would like to redirect my laptop webcam into the remote windows VM.

Is this possible?
Thank you for your reply. :)
Solutions exist for passthrough of USB camera.
but I have yet to find anything that covers passing through an integrated webcam on a laptop
When I tried something similar myself, my integrated laptop webcam showed up as USB device.
How else would a laptop webcam be connected to the motherboard? I would guess, your webcam is also an USB device.

Try: lsusb to show all your connected USB devices.


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