FilterBox installation on Windows with USB Webcam Integration

This guide outlines step-by-step instructions for Windows users to set up FilterBox on a VirtualBox virtual machine running Ubuntu, specifically tailored for those utilizing USB cameras.


  1. Windows Computer: With a 64-bit Intel or AMD processor.

  2. VirtualBox: The latest version installed.

  3. Ubuntu ISO: Downloaded from the official site.

  4. USB Webcam: Windows-compatible.

  5. Administrative Privileges: For installation and configuration.

REPLACE Recommended Mac Resources for Optimal Performance:

  • Memory: While VirtualBox can run with 512 MB, allocating 4 to 8 GB ensures a smoother experience.

REPLACE VirtualBox is ideal for installing FilterBox on your Windows, with its high performance on Intel CPUs, support for multiple VMs, and efficient disk I/O. Seamless integration allows FilterBox apps to run smoothly alongside the host Operating System.

  1. Download VirtualBox from the Official VirtualBox Downloads page.

  2. Open the downloaded file.

  3. Follow the Setup Wizard instructions:

    1. On the custom setup page, you will have the opportunity to change the install location.

    2. You might get a warning about network interfaces; proceed accordingly.

    3. You might get a warning missing dependencies; proceed accordingly.

    4. Click install button.

  4. When completed, it will boot the Oracle VM VirtualBox manager.

Installing Ubuntu in VirtualBox

For Windows users running FilterBox, Ubuntu within VirtualBox is a strong choice, offering a Linux environment that closely mirrors native performance.

  1. Download the Ubuntu ISO File from the Official Ubuntu Downloads page.

  2. Open VirtualBox and click on New to create a new virtual machine.

  3. Provide a name for your virtual machine and choose the location for the installation.

  4. Assign the amount of RAM you wish to allocate to your virtual machine.

  5. Create a Virtual Hard Disk, selecting VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) as the type and dynamically allocated storage.

  6. Set the disk size and choose the destination folder for the installation.

  7. Start the virtual machine. If the installation disk (Ubuntu ISO) is not automatically detected, navigate to its location and select the file.

  8. Select Install Ubuntu and proceed with the recommended 'Normal Installation' when prompted.

  9. Choose your keyboard layout, time zone, and create a user account with a password.

  10. Wait for the installation to complete, and reboot your virtual machine once prompted.

Configuring Ubuntu for Full-Screen Mode in VirtualBox

Expanding Ubuntu to full screen in VirtualBox in Windows may not resize as expected. This quick guide will help you resolve this so that you can enjoy a seamless full-screen experience.

  1. After Ubuntu installation, to enable full-screen mode, click on Devices in the VirtualBox menu, then select Insert Guest Additions CD Image.

  2. Open the disk icon (from the left Ubuntu taskbar); a folder window will appear. Right-click inside the folder area to open a side menu, and select Open in Terminal.

  3. Run ls in the terminal window and look for a file named, copy the file name

sudo ./
  1. Confirm any prompts, enter your password when requested, and agree to any terms.

  2. Once the installation is complete, restart Ubuntu within VirtualBox by clicking the upper-right corner icon and choosing restart.

  3. Ubuntu should now be able to run in full-screen mode.

Configuring USB Webcam in VirtualBox

  1. With the Ubuntu virtual machine selected, go to Settings in VirtualBox.

  2. Navigate to the Ports tab, then to the USB section.

  3. Enable the USB Controller and select the USB version corresponding to your webcam.

  4. Click on the "Add new USB device" icon (green +) and choose your USB webcam from the list of available devices.

  5. Click OK to save your settings.

Installing FilterBox

  1. With Ubuntu running, open a terminal.

  2. Execute the commands specified in Getting Started

  3. Confirm that the application recognizes the USB webcam by accessing the device through the Ubuntu virtual machine.

REPLACE By following these steps, you should be able to successfully install and run FilterBox on a Mac within a VirtualBox virtual machine, with full-screen functionality and USB webcam access.

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