python and webcam??

Michael Peuser mpeuser at web.de
Fri Aug 29 20:29:21 CEST 2003


"Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:3F4F91EF.10B944A6 at engcorp.com...
> Michael Peuser wrote:
> >
> > "Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> > news:3F4F6A31.1598071A at engcorp.com...
> > > Mike Kier wrote:
> > > >
> >
> > > > Try this...
> > > > http://videocapture.sourceforge.net/
> > >
> > > Ah, that's the one.  Uses it's own .pyd actually, not calldll as I
> > > thought.
> > >
> > > Doesn't work with my webcam though.  Might help if the OP could
specify
> > > what he has.
> > >
> >
> > Works fine with my lowcost cam (AIPTEK 3M). USB Driver from AIPTEK
> > installed - no problems with VideoCapture. Have you tried the AMCAP.EXE
in
> > folder AMCAP? This is not Pytthon but checks the same interface...
>
> No point trying.  My webcam is an Axis Communications networked camera
> which hooks up to Ethernet and responds via HTTP requests. :-)
>
> I *think*, though I'm not certain, that the term "webcam" is still
> generic enough that it doesn't automatically mean a particular
> kind of camera that is always hooked up through USB and available
> via the VideoCapture driver...
>
As far as I understand it he uses a standard DirectX (8.0) interface
"Device". It is only necessary to provide a proprietary driver which
supports this. Probably no chance for  *very* legacy hardware....






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