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  • Cliff Nichols
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    I just meant that Notepad is to Wordpad is to Word (Aka Notepad is on all Windows OS'es) so I can just assume you have a basic text editor.

    As far as video is concerned from what I can tell is Video For Windows is on all Windows OS'es so I could just assume I have some sort of video capability.

    Now I know what happens when one ASSUME's anything, but I was just wondering if there is a better option for video capture that comes installed with the OS (no updates, patches etc....) that I can assume is already pre-installed?

    Basically I just want to do some basic video capture. Nothing fancy, just the basics and get the video as small as possible.

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  • Wayne Diamond
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    Maybe its too early in the morning for me (usually is), but I read your post twice and am still not sure exactly what you're trying to achieve ... half of it's about webcams, but you don't say exactly what you want to do with the webcam, and the other half is about notepad/text editors and doesn't seem related!

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  • Cliff Nichols
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    Webcam Generic solution

    A unique situation arose from an age old problem, and I thought I would dig up some archives again and see what arose from a 49'ers pan of dirt?

    I have a situation that I need to webcam (not sure if recording or streaming, or just a pic when I click "Take Snapshot" kinda button) but only results searching today either elude to directX or something OCX but I would like to keep to the most generic ("Hey Notepad is on ALLL Systems") kind of concept.

    Reading thru forums and adapting snippetsfor the most generic idea, maybe VFW is the way I have to go, but if 95 and up can do other more "Better" ideas, I would love to hear it. (Initial searches bring up a lot of non-related results, or stuff I just don't get without wasting weeks to understand)

    No problem with LoadLibrary and calling functions, but if there is a generic idea to the level of "Well I opened Notepad...so some sort of text editor MUSSST be there" concept would be great

    If not can anyone point me at how video is handled and what OS and Service packs are covered? (Even if its 3rd party DLL)

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