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  • RRCam 1.1 Video display/record with text overlay

    Finished up RRCam 1.1 a few minutes ago. Fixed a bug or two, as well as added the ability to overlay date and time, and your own custom text =]

    Download the attached RRCam1.1.txt file, but save it as RRCam1.1.zip (or rename it after you download it.) Then unzip the file to your skin folder. Next make sure you run RRCam-RunMeFirst.bat. This renames the file RRCam.jpg in the RRCam folder to RRCam.exe because the firewall here wont let me upload .exe or.zip files.

    Included is a very poor sample skin to get you started, or you can run RRCam.exe right away, as TestMode is enabled by default and buttons to control it will show up. Check out config.ini to change the default custom text as well as many many other options =]

    EDIT: Made a few quick changes to RRCam1.1.txt attached below
    EDIT: More changes Just ironing out the small bugs. Should be good to go for now (until the next release )
    Attached Files
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    Space Navigator - 6 Axis input device: Take it apart - Driver App
    RRCam - Video/webcam capture, text overlay, and recording: 2.0 Stable

  • #2
    will test it right away, tnx

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    • #3
      No prob =]
      cashtexts - Earn money for receiving text messaged offers
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      Space Navigator - 6 Axis input device: Take it apart - Driver App
      RRCam - Video/webcam capture, text overlay, and recording: 2.0 Stable

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      • #4
        So far it looks great! only:
        1. if i leave the video to 8 fps it will not record, i get an videoocx error
        2. the recorded video file is corrupt it seams (as DIVX and as MSVC)

        but i will check on those things again, because maybe it's my pc

        edit:
        error 2 seams only to be happening if i close RR and the app is still running, i guess it doesn't like to be closed by RR. If i press record the file is closed and 100% ok.

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        • #5
          Ah! I will change the default to MSVC (forget that not everyone has DIVX)
          Also, the 8fps is wierd, I havent had any issues.. What happens if you set it lower or higher?
          cashtexts - Earn money for receiving text messaged offers
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          Space Navigator - 6 Axis input device: Take it apart - Driver App
          RRCam - Video/webcam capture, text overlay, and recording: 2.0 Stable

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          • #6
            Originally posted by inh View Post
            Ah! I will change the default to MSVC (forget that not everyone has DIVX)
            Also, the 8fps is wierd, I havent had any issues.. What happens if you set it lower or higher?
            if i set it to 25 it works perfect, seams a bit strange, but i record it on 25 fps anyway so no prob for me

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            • #7
              Hmm.. I always had an issue with that. If you record ten seconds of video at 25 fps, and then play the video file, does it take 10 seconds to play back? if i do that on my computer, the file plays back in like 2 seconds, because the software cant add the frames to the video fast enough. Thats why I have it set to 8...

              about your second error, that might be a lack of foresight on my part.. Let me double check the code to make sure it properly closes the video file when RoadRunner exits...
              cashtexts - Earn money for receiving text messaged offers
              cashtexts review not a scam
              Space Navigator - 6 Axis input device: Take it apart - Driver App
              RRCam - Video/webcam capture, text overlay, and recording: 2.0 Stable

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              • #8
                you are right, if i leave it on 25 time ticks faster. I will play a bit with these settings

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                • #9
                  Guess I should make that a bit more clear in config.ini

                  Also, I changed the default to MSVC and changed the code for the exit menu to tell RRCam to exit, and then have RoadRunner close RRCam, then display the exit men. That should fix the problem with the corrupt videos.

                  Code:
                  B,98,526,99,78,""SENDMSG;RRCam.exe;EXIT||CLOSEWINDOW;RRCam.exe||EXITMENU",
                  When you send the message EXIT to RRCam, if its recording, it will stop and close the file, so it wont be corrupt =]
                  cashtexts - Earn money for receiving text messaged offers
                  cashtexts review not a scam
                  Space Navigator - 6 Axis input device: Take it apart - Driver App
                  RRCam - Video/webcam capture, text overlay, and recording: 2.0 Stable

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by inh View Post
                    Guess I should make that a bit more clear in config.ini

                    Also, I changed the default to MSVC and changed the code for the exit menu to tell RRCam to exit, and then have RoadRunner close RRCam, then display the exit men. That should fix the problem with the corrupt videos.

                    Code:
                    B,98,526,99,78,""SENDMSG;RRCam.exe;EXIT||CLOSEWINDOW;RRCam.exe||EXITMENU",
                    When you send the message EXIT to RRCam, if its recording, it will stop and close the file, so it wont be corrupt =]
                    Yes, this works (you are fast ) but another problem is that when RRcam is running an the pc gets the command to power down, it will close RR. But before RR is closed RR closes all the programs it opened, in this case RRcam, but RRcam doesn't get the right closing command so the file is corrupt.

                    Maybe i can tell RR to close RRcam with the right parameters, i will search if there is any option available to do so

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                    • #11
                      I'm looking around online right now to see if there's a way for RRCam to detect when anything is closing it, and to stop and close the video file before it closes. Pretty sure there is, I just need to test it =]
                      cashtexts - Earn money for receiving text messaged offers
                      cashtexts review not a scam
                      Space Navigator - 6 Axis input device: Take it apart - Driver App
                      RRCam - Video/webcam capture, text overlay, and recording: 2.0 Stable

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                      • #12
                        Okay, edited the program a bit to help keep it from making corrupt video files, though if RoadRunner closes any other way than by the exit button being pressed they might still end up corrupt... Also a few minor changes to the readme and changes files
                        cashtexts - Earn money for receiving text messaged offers
                        cashtexts review not a scam
                        Space Navigator - 6 Axis input device: Take it apart - Driver App
                        RRCam - Video/webcam capture, text overlay, and recording: 2.0 Stable

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                        • #13
                          Nice, now it works, the files closes when RR is beeing closed. Now i will look for a good codec that works fine with higher framerates.

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                          • #14
                            It's not really the codec, though a faster one might help. Its more an issue of how fast can the computer grab a single frame of video, overlay the text, display it, and save it to a video file.. Though saving to an uncompressed AVI file might be faster, but I don't know for sure. I'll run some tests =] Even then, though, uncompressed AVI files are HUGE. like 8 megabytes per second.. I think setting codec to IRAW will make it save uncompressed. If RRCam throws you an error about that codec then it isnt installed though..

                            Glad that last lil update fixed you're problem =] I'm already working on 1.2 which has a few more options, as well as a companion RRCam Config.exe to make dealing with the .ini file a LOT easier. It's even designed to be touchscreen friendly =] About halfway done with that. Also realised I left out the 'Mirror' button in the skin :x oops! It will be back in 1.2 I promise =]
                            cashtexts - Earn money for receiving text messaged offers
                            cashtexts review not a scam
                            Space Navigator - 6 Axis input device: Take it apart - Driver App
                            RRCam - Video/webcam capture, text overlay, and recording: 2.0 Stable

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by inh View Post
                              It's not really the codec, though a faster one might help. Its more an issue of how fast c... ...make it save uncompressed. If RRCam throws you an error about that codec then it isnt installed though..
                              strange thing is the CPU is not used at all, about 10% load (same for HDD and MEM usage)

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