I am using JMF to capture video from a integrated web cam on my laptop. I need to run the Dell Web Cam utility that came with my pc in order for the intergrated web cam to work. I have seen this on multiple PC's. Is there a reason why this happens? Is there a way around this?
I have seen this on multiple PC's. Is there a reason why this happens? Is there a way around this?
Sounds like more of a Dell question than a JMF question. I have no idea.
Best guess is that the VFW API can be used to read from your web cam, but not to activate it. So, the utility is turning the web cam on, and then VFW can read from it. (JMF on Windows is a wrapper around the native VFW API)