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Generic Windows 7 Webcam Software

Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:18 am

I'm just curious on this. Does a general install of Windows 7 have any generic software to test a webcam using the generic webcam drivers? Unfortunately, my work blocks Skype and what not and I really just want to test webcams to make sure they work without installing any special software. I checked in Devices and Printers but it just tells me information on the webcam but no option to test it and what not.
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Re: Generic Windows 7 Webcam Software

Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:39 am

Nah... WinXP had this feature, Win7 does not. You have to install third-party progs to test it. You can't download and run even the simple things like this http://download.cnet.com/WebcamViewer/3 ... 24168.html?
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Re: Generic Windows 7 Webcam Software

Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:45 am

Try Paint that ships with Windows 7, in the file menu there's the "from scanner or camera" option.
 
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Re: Generic Windows 7 Webcam Software

Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:57 am

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Re: Generic Windows 7 Webcam Software

Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:50 am

VLC can open a webcam feed.
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Re: Generic Windows 7 Webcam Software

Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:27 am

Can VLC open a forum thread from last year?
 
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Re: Generic Windows 7 Webcam Software

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:10 am

Melvar wrote:
Can VLC open a forum thread from last year?

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Re: Generic Windows 7 Webcam Software

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:39 am

Ohhh but good info! I was wondering that myself but hadn't gotten around to researching it.
 
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Re: Generic Windows 7 Webcam Software

Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:46 pm

You can even ghetto videoconference over a LAN using VLC.

I prefer MPC-HC to VLC, but I can't argue that VLC is anything other than awesome.
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