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    FLAC john1701's Avatar
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    yea an alarm....i see police running to every time a car alarm goes off. Plus locks keep honest people out. My car already has an alarm, installing audio and video security is just extra security. People freak when they ask about the cameras

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    John, your site doesn't load. =\

    And agreed... standard car alarms are worthless. You need a police siren and some lights on there like me. =)

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    oops, forgot to forward the port. site should work now. You got a P cruiser?

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    Could you please answer the question about which software you use? I'm also interested.

    Thanks!

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    what software are you using to control the camera/recording. I am interesting in doing the same thing, but would like to have the camera on a loop so after 10 hours it would just start deleting the old recording as it added the new recording? Are you using any software that would do that?

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    list of all software i am using.

    windows xp pro
    logitech drivers for both cams about $40 each.
    divx 5 drivers www.divx.com
    virtualdub to record from both cams www.virtualdub.org

    partition your hard drive into three drives C D and E
    Drive C can be any size partition you want.
    Drive D and E need to be 4gig but not bigger than 4.2gig.

    install virtualdub into two separate folders on Drive C.
    example c:\virtualdub1 c:\virtualdub2

    configure virtualdub1 to record to Drive D
    configure virtualdub2 to record to Drive E

    connect both usb cams and rename each one.
    example: cam1 cam2

    here are the virtualdub video and audio settings i am using.
    set both to these settings.
    audio settings- mp3 format at 56k
    video settings- divx5 compression at 250

    save settings and check both virtualdubs

    start virtualdub1 default avi file says d:\capture1.avi
    when you start virtualdub2 it will say the same thing change it to e:\capture1.avi

    make sure each one is using different cams

    click capture on virtualdub1 and virtualdub2.

    both should be recording at the same time audio and video

    stop both and check out your video clips

    now with these settings you can capture from both cams audio and video at the same time for about 1 week EACH CAM about 20 to 22fps.

    now reason why drives are 4gig.

    if something happens (someone breaks a window, someone backs into your car and the store), since to drive is 4gig, you can burn the entire 4gig clip to a dvdr (dvdr's hold 4.2gig)

    downside of this setup.

    you have to start and stop the recording manually. also you have to manually delete the file and if the video clip is bigger and 700meg you will need a dvdr burner to burn 4gig.

    this is how i am going to do it, i tested these settings and they do work.
    hardware epia 10000 with 512 memory
    20gig maxtor 7200rpm hard drive
    two logitech quick cam messengers
    pw-70

    now if someone knows how to make it auto start, stop, and delete or replace file, speak!!!!

    if you know of a better way, speak!!!!

    everyone wants to know, speak!!!! thats why i posted all this.

    enjoy

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    I'm sorry I'm too lazy to find this out on my own... but does VD work with command line commands? If so, you can make the necessary shortcut in your startup folder.

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    dint thunk dat. seems possible.

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    www.imyourgod.com ??? funny

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    just curious ... but this would only help if someone tries to break into your car.. or steals something from passenger area... right??? (not for an instance of grand theft auto)

    its just like a thing to have evidence , or help find who broke in... .correct?


    u dont have wifi or anything that sends the video to an outside source correct?
    AT mobo
    Intel Pentium MMX 233mhz
    ESS Solo PCI soundcard
    Linksys NIC
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