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Sharpcap will not recognise Philips SPC900 webcam


gfletcher

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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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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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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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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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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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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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