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    yonu,

    Nice, simple piece of work, well done.

    Have you updated the source you posted when you included full-screen support?

    Were did you download minicam from?

    And what cameras does it support?

    Regards,
    Jim

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    well minicam can be downloaded from http://curioustech.home.insightbb.com/xport.html which is Curiosity's site as they designed minicam and nope i haven't updated the source code as the changes were made to minicam not the container I posted and as far as I know minicam will work with any WDM camera

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    yonu,

    Thanks for the info. I've downloaded minicaml and I am in the process of playing with it natively with one camera and already have a couple of questions:

    1. Once in full-screen, how does one get back to the small image?

    2. where does minicam store its settings?

    Once I've played with it a bit, I'll give it the acid test. A four camera setup using 4 of the same cameras that no other package seems to be able to run successfully all at the same time. I can get 2 and sometimes 3 on a good day. I've tried at least 4 different packages, in 3 cases I tried multiple instances of a single app and the 4th proported to support all four at the same time. Interestingly, all of the cameras work fine if I only use then one at a time.

    So I ended up writing an AutoIt app that displayed each of the cameras in a rotation where I dynamically changed the active camera in the program. I used AmCap for the camera support.

    Therefore, I am quite interested to see if minicam will do as I want (4 at once) with my cameras (4 $16.95 el cheapos).

    Regards,
    Jim

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    what is the verdict on 4 cams at once the nost i have tryed is 2 so far as I am still deciding on the locations of the last 2 cams

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    Maybe you should write a 2 cam version.

    @obrienj Fullscreen toggle is either double click anywhere or ESC key.

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    do you guys record all the 4 cams?? what about CPU usage..i am having trouble recording just one!!

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    Curiosity,

    I don't understand what is going on but double-click does nothing and ESC closes the minicam program.

    I'm running Vista Home Premium SP2.

    Regards,
    Jim

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    yonu,

    Due to other commitments, it may be a couple of weeks before I get to try your app and minicam with 4 cameras, but I have my doubts as the problem I have had appears to be a poorly behaved device driver or a set of "identical" devices that don't present unique ids.

    But I'll dig into that later.

    Regards,
    Jim

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    ok I may throw it onto my house server and see what happens then as I use 15 webcams as part of my home security system and 8 of them are the cheap ebay ones all the same models

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    Quote Originally Posted by obrienj View Post
    Curiosity,

    I don't understand what is going on but double-click does nothing and ESC closes the minicam program.

    I'm running Vista Home Premium SP2.

    Regards,
    Jim
    OK, well I knew ESC did something. F works to toggle fullscreen from any mode, and the double-click may not work if it's too fast or you move.

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