Webcam Manager is designed to be used on devices that may be monitored, for example through desktop surveillance (screenshots taken at random intervals).
For this reason, nothing in the program window explicitly refers to looping the webcam. The application window looks as generic as possible. The few buttons are presented with no text and only icons usually associated with camera focus. This means that Webcam Manager may take some practice to operate. Fortunately, recording and playing webcam loops are the only functions available so the program is easy to learn.
Launch Webcam Manager
Ensure the webcam is showing in the preview
Launch the video-call software
Dummy video device as a camera
In browser-based video-calls (Jitsi, Google Meet, Zoom) this will be associated with the dialog asking for "permission" to use the camera. See example below in Jitsi and Firefox.
In applications (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc) this is more likely to be found in video settings.
Place your mouse cursor over the REC button
Click to start recording
Keep a static pose moving as little as possible
Click again to stop recording
Once a loop has been recorded.
Click the LOOP button or press the
The loop button is yellow when a loop is playing
Click the STOP button or press
Enter to stop and display the live webcam again.
To make the transition from loop back to a live camera, it can be useful to "freeze" the image and blame it on the connection.
Opening the About window with the ? button freezes the picture for as long as the window is open.