revVideoGrabber broken?

Trevor DeVore lists at
Mon Oct 16 10:43:22 EDT 2006

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.  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 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.

Trevor DeVore
Blue Mango Learning Systems -
trevor at

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