EpocCam
Nokia Setup Guide

About

EpocCam transforms your Nokia phone into High Definition PC webcam. This guide explains how to set up EpocCam Lite and EpocCam Pro for Nokia Symbian phones. For overview watch the video below, for detailed instructions scroll down.

User Interface

EpocCam Viewer
EpocCam Viewer PC application user interface is explained below. Viewer can be used for verifying installation. PC UI explained
EpocCam Nokia application
When EpocCam Lite or EpocCam Pro mobile phone application is started, screen looks as follows. Phone UI explained

USB Setup

1) Install Nokia Ovi Suite from Nokia website.
2) Install EpocCam Symbian application from Nokia Ovi Store.
3) Install EpocCam Windows drivers from here. The same drivers work for both Lite and Pro versions. Before installing drivers please shut down all applications that use webcam (Skype, Windows Live Messenger, etc), otherwise they may crash during installation.
4) Connect USB cable between your phone and PC.
5) On phone choose connection mode "PC Suite" if asked.
6) Start EpocCam application on your phone.
7) Start EpocCam Viewer on your PC and click play button. This application can be started from Start Menu -> Programs -> Kinoni -> EpocCam Viewer.
8) You should see the video from phone. If you cannot see the video check troubleshooting section.

WiFi Setup

1) Setup your wireless network. Both your PC and Nokia phone must be connected to same WiFi network. Exact setup details depend on your Windows version and phone model, please check Microsoft and Nokia support how to connect to wireless network if needed. 1) Install EpocCam Pro Symbian application from Nokia Ovi Store. EpocCam Lite does not support WiFi connection.
2) Install EpocCam Windows drivers from here. The same drivers work for both Lite and Pro versions. Before installing drivers please shut down all applications that use webcam (Skype, Windows Live Messenger, etc), otherwise they may crash during installation.
3) Start EpocCam Viewer on your PC and click play button. This application can be started from Start Menu -> Programs -> Kinoni -> EpocCam Viewer.
4) EpocCam viewer displays available connection methods on screen. For example on image below you can see that USB connection is supported and one network IP address, 10.23.0.112. If PC displays multiple IP addresses any of them should work.

pc ip address

5) Start EpocCam Pro application on your phone.
6) When EpocCam prompts for server IP address, enter the address shown on PC screen. On the above example that would be 10.23.0.112.
7) After entering IP address, WiFi network selection dialogue is displayed. Select the same WiFi network PC is connected to.
8) You should see the video from phone. If you cannot see the video check troubleshooting section.

Uninstallation

Use Windows control panel or uninst.exe on EpocCam installation folder. Before uninstallation make sure all the applications using EpocCam (Skype, MSN Live Messenger etc) are closed, otherwise you may need to restart the computer.

Troubleshooting

If you experience problems using EpocCam, this section will guide you through typical issues.

General
If EpocCam is not working as expected always check these first.
1) Open Windows Task Manager services tab to make sure both Bonjour-service and KinoniSvc are running. If not, start them by right clicking and choose "Start Service". If you cannot see Bonjour-service or KinoniSvc, please install required Windows drivers from http://www.kinoni.com

services

EpocCam is not shown as webcam in Skype / Windows Live Messenger / Application XYZ
1) After installing EpocCam drivers you have to restart all webcam-enabled applications before EpocCam is visible to them. Alternatively you can reboot computer.
2) Some applications do not display 'EpocCam' as a webcam, but instead they display only 'Kinoni Video Source'. In that case you should use 'Kinoni Video Source', it's functionality is identical to 'EpocCam' camera.
3) Our YouTube channel shows how to set up EpocCam with some popular applications.

USB connection does not work
1) Open Nokia Ovi Suite to ensure phone is connected as shown below. If not, make sure cable is connected and you have chose "Ovi Suite" mode on phone settings. If phone is not shown on Ovi Suite, reconnect the USB-cable. If the problem persists, you can try reinstalling Ovi Suite.

ovisuite

2) Open Windows device manager to ensure phone is connected as shown below. If phone is not shown here or there is an exclamation mark next to it try reconnecting the USB-cable. If the problem persists, you can try reinstalling Ovi Suite.

devicemanager

WiFi connection does not work
1) Make sure you are using EpocCam Pro version 1.5 or later. EpocCam Lite does not support WiFi connectivity.
2) Check you firewall settings. Your firewall application can block the traffic between PC and phone. If you use Windows firewall EpocCam Windows installer will automatically configure it to allow traffic. If you are using third party firewall software like Norton or F-Secure you need to configure them to allow Bonjour-service traffic on UDP port 5353. Also allow 'KinoniSvc' to accept incoming connections to TCP port 5055.

firewall

Video quality is bad using WiFi connection
1) EpocCam uses up to 3 megabits per second bandwidth while streaming video over WiFi connection. Make sure your wireless network has enough available bandwidth.
2) Disable Bluetooth on both mobile phone and PC. Bluetooth devices can interfere with WiFi connections.
3) Usable WiFi range is about 10 meters while using EpocCam. Try to keep mobile phone and PC as close to each other as possible.

Video playback is slow or breaks up on PC
1) Do you see a hourglass on top of video as shown below? If yes, it means your computer is unable to process the video in real-time. As a solution try to use lower video resolution, for example switch from 720p HD to VGA. Also make sure you are not running any other CPU-hungry application at the same time. For 720p HD video a dual-core CPU is recommended.
slow cpu
2) If you do not see the hourglass, bad video quality is probably caused by WiFi connection. Look at the WiFi connection checklist above.
3) Make sure only one application is using EpocCam at a time. Remember to exit EpocCam Viewer before using EpocCam with other applications.