revVideoGrabber broken?

Richard Miller wow at together.net
Mon Oct 16 11:57:01 EDT 2006


Klaus,

We have no problem using VideoGrabber under Windows XP. It's a basic  
component of our program. All aspects of it work perfectly. Quicktime  
works fine. Vdig is not necessary. Files need to be saved  
as .avi's... NOT .mov's on a PC. We use Unibrain firewire cameras  
(www.unibrain.com). I can give you specific coding if you want it.

Richard Miller
Imprinter Technologies



On Oct 16, 2006, at 10:50 AM, Klaus Major wrote:

> Hi Trevor,
>
>> On Oct 16, 2006, at 4:08 AM, Klaus Major wrote:
>>
>>> C'mon! Noone ever tried the Video Grabber on a PC???
>> I haven't but I have looked into it a bit.  Be aware that using  
>> video capture with QuickTime on Windows is not fun.
>
> Ha, the understatement of the year :-D
>
> Actually it hard-crashes REV every time I try.
>
>> Very few (if any?) cameras will work with QuickTime on Windows.   
>> One interesting thing to note is that QuickTime Pro for Mac  
>> supports video capture but not QuickTime Pro for Windows.  It has  
>> to do with the technology that QT uses for video capture.
>>
>> You can look at http://www.vdig.com/WinVDIG/index.html if you  
>> really need to use QT capture on Windows.
>>
>> If you end up using VFW (I think directx works as well but I don't  
>> think it is documented) with the video grabber then you may have  
>> to support QT/MCI playback for Windows.  This isn't too bad if you  
>> create a wrapper library to branch between using the built-in  
>> player or the equivalent MCI commands.
>
> Thanks alot for this very useful info!
>
>> -- 
>> Trevor DeVore
>> Blue Mango Learning Systems - www.bluemangolearning.com
>> trevor at bluemangolearning.com
>
> Regards
>
> Klaus Major
> klaus at major-k.de
> http://www.major-k.de
>
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