HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS IS SO WEIRD...!!


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mike

I just bought my Lifecam VX-5000 today and I tried installing it but when I
load the program it doesn't detect it. The weird thing about it is, when I go
to My Computer and click on the icon for Microsoft LifeCam, the web cam light
come on (blue) and it seems to be working? And I tried testing it out with my
friend on MSN Messenger and they said they could hear my audio but no video.
I tried installing the USB plug to every usb on my computer but I'm still
getting the same problem.


It's weird how when I load up the program for Lifecam it would say that it
doesn't detect any webcam devices on my computer but when I go on the icon
inside My Computer...it works..and it lights up and shows the web cam
streaming..

help...
 
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Paul

mike said:
I just bought my Lifecam VX-5000 today and I tried installing it but when I
load the program it doesn't detect it. The weird thing about it is, when I go
to My Computer and click on the icon for Microsoft LifeCam, the web cam light
come on (blue) and it seems to be working? And I tried testing it out with my
friend on MSN Messenger and they said they could hear my audio but no video.
I tried installing the USB plug to every usb on my computer but I'm still
getting the same problem.


It's weird how when I load up the program for Lifecam it would say that it
doesn't detect any webcam devices on my computer but when I go on the icon
inside My Computer...it works..and it lights up and shows the web cam
streaming..

help...

The fact that the audio works, tells you something. It means the
USB path to the device is working. So it must be getting
power internally, and packets must be going back and forth
between Windows and the device.

Now, all you have to figure out, is why the video driver path
is not functioning.

You can use a program like UVCView, to display raw hardware info
coming from the device. Microsoft used to provide this program,
but it is no longer provided as a separate download. There are
currently two sources for the program. The display in this program
will at least allow you to see what the device is declaring itself
as, both for audio and video. (The MD5Sum is a checksum, and
allows you, when you download the file, to check whether it
at least matches the one I downloaded from Microsoft a couple
of years ago. You'll need a program that knows how to
compute the MD5 checksum, in order to verify the file is
the same. I used to also post a web.archive.org link to
the file, but that file is missing a single 0x00 byte at
the end of the file, which apparently pisses off WinXP.)

*******

ftp://ftp.efo.ru/pub/ftdichip/Utilities/UVCView.x86.exe
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.exe

File size is 167,232 bytes.
MD5sum is 93244d84d79314898e62d21cecc4ca5e

This is a picture of what the UVCView info looks like.

http://www.die.de/blog/content/binary/usbview.png

Some information on the parameters seen in UVCView.

http://www.beyondlogic.org/usbnutshell/usb5.htm
*******

HTH,
Paul
 

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