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Developers: how to capture images from a webcam

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August 20, 2005 2:17:24 AM

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Hi,
I've been thinking of writing a webcam application, for no real reason
other than experimentation(at the moment). However I am unsure as to what
SDK/interface I need to be using under Windows to capture/stream images
from.

Can anyone help me on this?


Mark
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August 20, 2005 3:44:59 AM

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"Mark" <mswinson@REMOVETHISBITbtinternet.com> wrote in message news:D e5lpk$j8m$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> Hi,
> I've been thinking of writing a webcam application, for no real reason
> other than experimentation(at the moment). However I am unsure as to what
> SDK/interface I need to be using under Windows to capture/stream images
> from.
>
> Can anyone help me on this?

You could use DirectShow. It's now in Microsoft's Platform SDK.
A good reference book for DirectShow is Mark Pesce's book
"Programming Microsoft DirectShow for Digital Video and
Television". You can probably find it on Amazon.com

-- Bob Day
http://bobday.vze.com
August 20, 2005 11:09:38 AM

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"Mark" <mswinson@REMOVETHISBITbtinternet.com> wrote in message
news:D e5lpk$j8m$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> Hi,
> I've been thinking of writing a webcam application, for no real reason
> other than experimentation(at the moment). However I am unsure as to what
> SDK/interface I need to be using under Windows to capture/stream images
> from.
>
> Can anyone help me on this?
>
>
> Mark
>
The Java Media Framework (JMF) is worth a look:
http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/jmf/ . It can be used to capture
still images and video clips. It's fairly easy to use, and I've seen it
working with Philips and Creative USB webcams.

I use the JMF to drive my Lundycam website at
http://www.sgurr.co.uk/lundycam/

This site has some JMF programming examples:
http://www.mutong.com/fischer/java/usbcam/

Regards,

Simon
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