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Windows 7: Looking for a compatible Webcam!


03 Aug 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 
Looking for a compatible Webcam!

Ok, this one is simple and I'm pretty sure many people can probably solve this. For some reason I can't because I'm either too impatient to search thoroughly for this or just plain stupid and I can't find an answer for it.

I'm looking for a web cam that DOES NOT come with a Mic. Just a straight up web cam with decent capture capabilities that is compatible with Windows 7. Is there such a thing in the market?

I'm currently, or I should say, I did use Hercules Classic Glass lens and the only way to get that working with Windows 7 is to download the 2.8 drivers, run them in Vista SP1 compatibility mode and then it would work.

Now the camera functions 100% but for some reason it ends up screwing up my recording features in my X-Fi, by that I mean it makes it impossible to use any of the Front Panel features or even the Microphone. Disabling the sound-portion of the driver from the Device Manager unfortunately removes the Camera Mic but does not solve the X-Fi recording devices issue. I had to do a System Restore in order to get my Mic working again.

That's the reason why I asked. And probably why I'm going to get a Mic-Less camera since I won't be using the Mic that comes with it anyway.

Hope somebody could help.

Thank you.


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04 Aug 2009   #2

Null
 
 

i've never used x-fi or heard of it, but i would first try using another program to record, i dont see how a functional camera could mess up front panel stuff unless you just very very confused and disabling things and not remembering

try manycam or amcap
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04 Aug 2009   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

You've never heard of Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Platinum?
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05 Aug 2009   #4

Null
 
 

Nope!
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08 Aug 2009   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

It's a sound card made by Creative. One of the nicest ones you can get in the Market. Was probably the nicest sound card you can get about a year or so ago. Anyways, I still haven't received an answer for my problem.

Anybody can recommend a good Web Cam without Mic that works flawlessly under Windows 7?
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11 Aug 2009   #6

Seven 64 bit
 
 

I bought one of these [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet-Webcam-resolution-microphone-Function/dp/B000Q3VECE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1249976777&sr=8-4]TeckNet Webcam Cam upto 5.0 Mega pixels resolution, 5G: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]
It has a mic, but it doesn't do it over USB, it's a separate 3.5mm cable out the back, so if you don't want to plug the mic in, you don't have to. It came with a driver/application disc, but worked straight off when just plugged into my Windows 7 64bit.
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11 Aug 2009   #7

win7
 
 

I'm looking for one with good still resolution, real not interpolated bodgery, and would /like/ usb mic but not essential.

2mp would do, just so i can capture stills of pcbs's etc on my bench while working and maybe vid them being made, my old one wont work i 7

And there best card was the awe32.............

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12 Aug 2009   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hotphil View Post
I bought one of these TeckNet Webcam Cam upto 5.0 Mega pixels resolution, 5G: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
It has a mic, but it doesn't do it over USB, it's a separate 3.5mm cable out the back, so if you don't want to plug the mic in, you don't have to. It came with a driver/application disc, but worked straight off when just plugged into my Windows 7 64bit.
Unfortunately, it seems that this Web Cam is only available in the UK. If you want to buy one, put it on eBay for me, I'll buy it from you.
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13 Aug 2009   #9

win7
 
 

5MP USB Webcam + Mic 4 Vista/Skype/MSN PC / Laptop UK on eBay (end time 13-Aug-09 10:22:06 BST)


obv its a generic chipset from china thats badged to suit, then again, what isnt.

edt:
hang on ebay.com
http://cgi.ebay.com/Night-Vision-5MP...d=p3286.c0.m14
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13 Aug 2009   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Bought it.

+rep.

Thanks flez
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