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Old 02-24-2005, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Web cam on video card

Hi there everybody

Just a quick question, I'm setting up a spare computer for mucking around on and i wanted to hook up an old webcam i have. i dont have the capture card that cam with it (broken) but i noticed that the video card thats in the computer seems to have a port tha supports a web cam and i was just wondering if its possible to hook the webcam upto the vido card and if it is what software would i need

Video Card: Nvidia geforce4 mx 440
Web cam cam with a leadtek winfast capture card i think

thanking you in advance for any help anyone can give me on this problem

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Old 02-24-2005, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, I've never heard of a webcam that needs a strict card to run, they usually come in standard usb, or network.... hmmm the things I don't know. Anyway, if you grafx card has the input to support your webcam by all means, just pick up a little program microsoft puts out called vidcap. It may have a different name now, but it's just a basic capture program. Check it out.

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Old 02-24-2005, 12:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if im understanding correctly, that will not work...

the plug on your broken capture card was for 'vid input'. the plug on the geforce is 'vid output'.

i dont now anything of web cams(i never used one) but id imagine a new one would be pritty cheap, and prolly connects threw usb.
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