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    uh oh...didn't work either.

    I got the new files after cleaning the browser's cache. Written them over the old minicam files, didn't work

    Here's what happened: you click on the rec button (if it's not set for recording) and the button does not even turn into the square. The picture (if it's set to be showing) just goes away and never comes back. No file is written, no error, it's like it does not even start recording.

    On the debug version (still working, I think I'm going to go with that one!) as soon as you click on the rec button, the picture goes away, but comes back right away, buttons turn to square, new file is written, etc.

    Oh well, guss my machine is jinxed.

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    ????

    I have a 3d fix, and the latest version of minicam installed. (9/28/09) I can connect to a virtual comport and the data is good. I noticed this version on mini cam the video keeps freezing where the old on I had (09/23/09) worked fine as far as the video went.

    I'll leave it running in the back ground for awhile and see if it starts working.

    Sean

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    You have a 3D fix but can't see anything from the overlay or it's working?

    I had that delay happen once for the first time today. The display was 1 frame every 5 seconds, but the recorded video was perfect. The CPU was at 44-53% on my Core2 Duo. That was the ffdshow mpeg4. Switched to XviD and it went to 17-19% but locked up on the stop. I can't say that was it but normally if it's bogged, it's the choice of codec.

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    The overlay isn't working and the video keeps freezing up on me no matter what codec I'm using. (Correction works with MJPEG)

    Currently I'm testing with the built in ISight camera but intend to use a fire connected video camera if I can get this working.

    The computer is a Imac with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz 1 gig ram and Windows XP Pro SP3 the GPS is a Garmin 96 running in NMEA mode connected through a prolific Serial to USB connector.

    I

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    minicam overlay problem

    I still can't get the overlay to work, and the video seems to freeze with any thing but the MJPEG codec.

    Currently I'm testing on an IMac with Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz 1gb ram running Win XP Pro SP3
    the GPS is a Garmin 96 with NMEA output @ 4800 baud connected through a prolific serial to usb doggle.

    Xport recognizes the GPS and outputs the data to comports just fine. Minicam isn't overlaying the data at all not even custom text......

    Sean

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    The custom text only shows if the the GPS data is valid. I'll change that in the next rev since it would help diagnose problems. XPort needs to be at least version 1.31 to work with the overlay, so make sure you have a new version. For the codec, try divx or ffdshow. What codecs have you tried?

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    I've tried the following codecs:

    Cinepak Codec by Radius
    DV Video Encoder
    WMVideo 8 and 9
    MJPEG Compressor

    Just gettting the DivX codec and ffdshow as I type.

    I've got the lastest versions of both Xport and Minicam.

    BTW Xport works great for some GPS tracking stuff I'm playing with to share the data, sure beats having multiple GPS do do the job.

    Sean

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    You don't have the latest now. I just added some status info to the GPS filter. On the GPS config you should see the status of XPort. That should show "GPS Unavailable, 3D Fix, etc." next to the custom text, and the text will always show in the video even without GPS.

    DivX will probably work better. Cinepak compresses about 1 frame per 5 seconds on a decent CPU and looks like 8 bit video. DVCam will probably fail. WMVideo should work though. Not sure. Mine's failing right now. Many older codecs like that are for non-realtime conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
    You don't have the latest now. I just added some status info to the GPS filter. On the GPS config you should see the status of XPort. That should show "GPS Unavailable, 3D Fix, etc." next to the custom text, and the text will always show in the video even without GPS.

    DivX will probably work better. Cinepak compresses about 1 frame per 5 seconds on a decent CPU and looks like 8 bit video. DVCam will probably fail. WMVideo should work though. Not sure. Mine's failing right now. Many older codecs like that are for non-realtime conversion.
    Hi Curiosity...
    I use your program. Very cool. Thanks.
    I using 2 webcam (front & rear). I can record simultan from 2 cam with Capture!
    In GPS filter, how to run/record with 2 cam simultan like Capture! ?
    Sorry with my English... Thank for your attention.

    tangkas_baru
    my carpc: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tangkas_baru

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    There are 2 ways. Run MiniCam twice. The second instance may not find the second cam. Just open the config and set everything manually. It will remember your settings after that. Then to run it as 1 or 2, change the name in your frontend or shortcut to for example "C:\GPSFilter\MiniCam.exe 1" and "C:\GPSFilter\MiniCam.exe 2" to start whichever one you want.

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