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    Hello All.

    I'd like to use a (V cheap) webcam - Kodak EZ200 as a revesing aid - as an external app under media engine.

    The camera presents itself to the OS as a TWAIN device.

    Does anybody know of any software that will simply display what the camera sees ? (I dont need anything more than that - the simpler the better!)

    googling for "webcam" returns 99% porn - - - so I thought I'd ask the experts

    I may add additional cameras in the future, so if it's possible to specify a command line parameter to choose a cam, all the better!

    freeware/shareware is preferable to commercial.

    Thanks in advance

    Rob

  • #2
    Originally posted by RobIles
    googling for "webcam" returns 99% porn - - - so I thought I'd ask the experts
    What makes you think we're the experts on porn??!

    Whilst googling is good, there's also a search button on this site! - http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ghlight=webcam
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    • #3
      nooo, that wasnt the implication at all

      Thanks for the reply - - I knew about the search, but my keywords were a bit off.

      Cheers

      Rob

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      • #4
        wow! .....the app does exactly what I wanted - - - Thanks for the link, and extra thanks to the developer!!!! very impressed!!

        being new to all this - got a couple of problems though - - if any of you are able to help ?

        1) it defaults to some crappy res - 160 *140 (ish) ......manually change it to 640 * 480 and even my other half could reverse safely ...just a pain to have to do it every time. any way to change this, or is it a driver issue ?

        2) I'm running media engine, not media car. have configured it as an external app, but when I click it (within medie engine) media engine dissapears (it's still in the task list, but GUI dies) ...terminatinf fullscreentv.exe doesnt restore media engine - - need to manually kill it, and re-launch. not ideal. any sugestions, or should I switch to media car ??

        Thanks once again all - - - all help gratefuly recieved!

        Rob

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        • #5
          Hmm... use media car?
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          • #6
            I havent until now. download's just completed - but at 1:30AM, I think i should go to bed and take a look in the morning


            Thanks,

            Rob

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            • #7
              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=28182
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              • #8
                http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=26517
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RobIles
                  1) it defaults to some crappy res - 160 *140 (ish) ......manually change it to 640 * 480 and even my other half could reverse safely ...just a pain to have to do it every time. any way to change this, or is it a driver issue ?

                  Rob
                  That should be in the ini file, best to put any questions in the original thread, I think.
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