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gfletcher

Sharpcap will not recognise Philips SPC900 webcam

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gfletcher

Hi Guys


I have dug out an old laptop running Windows XP and have downloaded 2 pieces of software for the


SPC900 webcam.


When I open Sharpcap (or wxAstroCapture) I cannot get either of these to programs to recognise the SPC900 webcam .


Any clues as to where I may be going wrong?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks


Graham


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Graham

Hi Graham


Dont know if you have done this already but when I was running the SPC I had to start the camera from the task bar ( camera icon on the right hand side by the clock )  every time before anything would see it.


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gfletcher

Hi Graham


I can see the webcam icon on the lower rh tray but when i click on it nothing happens . Maybe nothing should happen when i click on it?


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Graham

Hi Graham


from what I remember as it was a long time ago.


right click the icon.


a list should appear


click start camera.


Then open sharpcap and it should be there.


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gfletcher

Tried that.


I right clicked on the webcam icon and then clicked "Launch".


Opened Sharpcap and clicked on connect camera and the screen is blank ( does not appear that sharpcap has recognised the webcam)


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gfletcher

Just reinstalled Sharpcap and still no joy.


It says at the bottom of the sharpcap screen "detecting cameras" but nothing happens .


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Graham

Oh dear.


Sorry but that is the sum total of my ideas, computers are definitely not my thing.


Which version of Sharpcap are you using or not using as the case maybe, I used the early version.


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red dwalf

are you sure you have the proper driver from the philips website ?


you have to do a bit of searching for it but there is one on there somewhere for different operating systems, also is the usb port working ok ? just a guess on that one.


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Graham

are you sure you have the proper driver from the philips website ?

you have to do a bit of searching for it but there is one on there somewhere for different operating systems, also is the usb port working ok ? just a guess on that one.

 

Thats a good point.

I should have the drivers still on the obs pc if you need them

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Sunny Phil

PM your email address and I will send them to you.

Are there any drivers for Windows 8? If so, please send them to [email protected]. If they are small enough, I can put them on my website.

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Werisit

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Are there any drivers for Windows 8? If so, please send them to [email protected]. If they are small enough, I can put them on my website.

Still no luck with your SPC900 and Windows8 then Phil?

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Werisit

Hi Graham, will it open in Amcap? Just wondering if you have a problem with a lead or physical connection. Definitely worth trying it in all of the USB ports as well as it seems that not all USB ports are equal.

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