From: AdeW on 18 Jun 2010 12:52
On 17 June, 03:21, "Shenan Stanley" <newshel...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> - microsoft.public.development.device.drivers
>it kinda knocks out 4 of the 5 groups you
> posted to and leaves us with just the "Windows XP" based
Thank you for your interest.
If you do a search in microsoft.public.development.device.drivers in
google groups with the word 'amcap' it comes up with 320 ! results
and indeed I have just been discussing my difficulties with the HPBSC
driver (HP Basic Starter Camera driver) in the device manager.
I installed Amcap on WindowsXP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack
3. About anti malware and antivirus I'll have to get access to that
computer to check it since I'm typing on Win98SE but on the
in the system tray it does show some icons.
From: AdeW on 20 Jun 2010 21:32
On 17 June, 06:01, Paul <nos...(a)needed.com> wrote:
> At the moment,
> with my UVC compliant camera, it took over 30 seconds,
> but eventually the "Scanner and Camera Wizard" is displaying
Apologies, I didn't see your posting till Sunday. I've checked my
google groups profile but i think it has a 2 day delay, so i need to
check each group individually.
Soon after i installed the installation file,and found amcap didn't
work, i then let windows search for a driver, an error message
appeared and i typed this into google (recorded in my google history)
which mentioned sn9c120 which must be the cameras'
usb pc camera plus sn9c120 device driver code 39 amcap
shows it as
sonixj 0c45:6138 Sn9c120 Mo4000
Is VEN meaning vendor, and DEV meaning device?
I shall check out the program soon.
>At the moment, with my UVC compliant camera, it took over 30 seconds,
>but eventually the "Scanner and Camera Wizard"
Is that searching for drivers?
From: Paul on 20 Jun 2010 22:05
>> At the moment, with my UVC compliant camera, it took over 30 seconds,
>> but eventually the "Scanner and Camera Wizard"
> Is that searching for drivers?
Look in your "Control Panel" folder, for an item called "Scanners and Cameras".
If an image device has a proper driver installed, the device may be registered
and detected in "Scanners and Cameras".
From: AdeW on 26 Jun 2010 11:15
On Jun 17, 6:01 am, Paul <nos...(a)needed.com> wrote:
>The cameras probably come in two types, ones that are UVC compliant
>and older cameras where the driver is necessary for the OS to see
>them. I suspect your camera needs the driver.
It is not plug and play it needs HPBSC driver (HP Basic Starter Camera
>In Windows, if I go to Settings : Control Panels : Scanners and Cameras,
>I can see a single entry in there for "USB Video Device". You
>can use that entry, to test captures from your camera. But
>again, that assumes your drivers are working. At the moment,
>with my UVC compliant camera, it took over 30 seconds,
>but eventually the "Scanner and Camera Wizard" is displaying
>an image of what my camera is focused on.I can take snapshots
>that way. While UVC makes the basic features of the camera
>work, it is not the whole story - I need to install the driver
>for my camera, in order for it to achieve its highest resolution
>setting. So some custom features don't work with UVC alone.
>But I can easily take test snapshots, to prove the camera
Apologies, didn't read it properly, the computer has already got a UVC
plug and play working on your computer before taking 30 seconds to get
a picture. Then you install a special driver. But google seems to
suggest i think that Linux needs a UVC driver?
I presume your operating system is MS Windows XP because this is
microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware but is probably the 32 bit
"USBPCCamPlus_v5.18.1.005_120standard(1.3M).exe" is also available
From: AdeW on 26 Jun 2010 11:39
On Jun 21, 3:05 am, Paul <nos...(a)needed.com> wrote:
> AdeW wrote:
> >> At the moment, with my UVC compliant camera, it took over 30 seconds,
> >> but eventually the "Scanner and Camera Wizard"
> > Is that searching for drivers?
> Look in your "Control Panel" folder, for an item called "Scanners and Cameras".
> If an image device has a proper driver installed, the device may be registered
> and detected in "Scanners and Cameras".
This screenshot shows "Scanners and Cameras" but there's nothing below
it, meaning nothing detected.
When I have tried to uninstall Amcap (from the mini CD I received with
the camera), it goes through the uninstall process but afterwards I go
to the start menu, programs and find it is still there and am able to
launch the program exactly as before! So I decided to resort to using
the add/remove programs feature to finally get rid of it and have
things back to how it was before.
But letting windows hunt for drivers - where it settled on the HP
Basic Starter Camera driver, I try Picasa but that doesn't get any
pictures and nothing in "Control Panel" "Scanners and Cameras".
I tried plugging in the dental camera into a 2nd PC also running
windows XP and this time i did *not* install the Amcap (USBPCCamPlus)
software. I instead decided to just let Windows automatically look for
drivers. In "Control Panel" "Scanners and Cameras" it shows HP Basic
Starter Camera and I got moving pictures! Picasa 3 also gets gets
moving pictures too.
Could the Amcap install have ruined the first computer that even an
uninstall didn't fix?