after every windows start-up i must re-change video standard from NTCS_M to PAL_D .. It is possible to save it hardly to PAL in windows registers or somewhere??
by the way i use this setup and with the "quick compress" enable, it run verry fast. About 15% cpu usage!!. Without "quick compress" is cpu load about 80-100%!! i dont get it but this is awesome.
btw try app called mobiola web camera - i have tested with N70 and its really COOL too! you can go around car and capturing by Capture! from the phone-camerra by bluetooth!
thanks for the video ride along prefect! can't wait to implement the app! the rx-8 is a beast for sure! Be careful.
Haha thanks for the tip on "mobiola web camera" nice! :)
Hmm the video properties page calls a form wich is delivered by the video/capture device driver. I have no access to settings made on this form :(
You could try finding the registry key (if there is one) where the capture driver stores its information and edit the default values to what you want.
Indeo 5 with quick compress is very fast! but this codec is also very old. I used xvid and divx 5.0 which run good on my via 1ghz system. The newest divx shows a dialog box while recording which is anonying.
e39dream: :shake: I like my 8 with the rear wheel drive :) This car is a bit of a diva.
AWD, RWD, 4x4, in that order of driving preference. FWD is great in the snow, and I like my mom and sister have FWD- keeps em safe. I had looked at a super bright red rx-8 with the touring? package- it was an AMAZING car but too much $ right now. THe only thing I did not like was the round radio - yuck. I forget what the mazda upgrade package was called as I've looked at alot of cars in the last couple months. I do know that I don't buy cars that aren't optioned out and thats why no rx8 for me. The base andd upgraded ones vary buy a ton. Ended up with the bimmer- can't complain:)
Just stumbled onto this app and I want to say it's great! Nice job...it does exactly what's required, and works very efficiently! :nw:
One question....Is there a way to limit the number of video files created? Maybe put an entry into the .ini file to say "maxfiles=3"? That way, when it starts the 4th recording, it'll auto-delete the oldest of the recordings to keep in line with the max limit of 3.
Does that make sense, or am I out to lunch?! :)
Thanks again for the great app. Keep up the good work!
Thanks a lot for your words!
This feature you requested is on my to-do list since a very long time. I want this too!
My problem is: How could I detect "the oldest" recording? Keep a List of all previously recorded filenames would be a solution, but then I have to store this list when capture! closes and load it on start. What happens when capture! crashes and the file is not updated? What happens if you manually delete some files? What happen if you decrease the maxfiles value from 8 to 2 or so? This requires a lot of program-logic to do and catch all the possible problems.
My favorite approach is to detect the file with the oldest "created"-date and delete it, but at the moment I don't know how to get this date for all the files in the recordings-folder. This one is danger too, because you shouldn't store any other files in this folder or they will be deleted.
As soon I have some spare-time I will try to implement it :-)
Ah, I see what you mean...
My cheesy way of doing it right now is scheduling a batch file to run every hour in 'scheduled tasks'.
Basically, all the batch file does is a 'dir e:\videos\car*.avi /o-d' and pipes that output to a text file. This gives a list of all avi files that begin with the word 'car' in my e:\videos folder sorted by date modified (from newest to oldest). The batch file then reads in the text file, skips down three lines (i.e. skips the 3 newest recordings) and deletes all other files.
Seems to work, but it's a bit of a hack job! :)
Better type "dir e:\videos\car*.avi /b /o-d". The b-parameter removes all unnecessary info.
But funny that I see that here now :D. Yesterday I made a little proggie which, when launched, creates a playlist from the newest files added to the CarPC and it works exactly this way (i.e. uses the dir command with the mentioned parameters).
Yup, you're absolutely right. I forgot to type in the /b in my post, but that's exactly what I use in my batch file. Much easier that way, than filtering through the dates and timestamps and stuff, eh? :)