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Default Dell web cam app freezes - 11-13-2008, 05:14 PM

I have the Dell 3mpixel web cam and I am using it on a WinXP home Mini.

When I try to capture a movie with the camera the Dell web cam app freezes for several minutes once the movie has been captured and before it creates the file. Even a 10 second movie. The rest of the machine seems to respond OK and task manager shows no particularly heavy computing going on.

Does anyone else experience this?
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Default Re: Dell web cam app freezes - 11-13-2008, 05:52 PM

I would personally remove the webcam app, most pre-installed apps are bloatware and unneeded. You can take pictures with the camera by entering it via "My Computer" and clicking on the webcam.

(i know it would be helpful to suggest an alternative for videos but I have never done it before)


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Default Re: Dell web cam app freezes - 11-13-2008, 07:21 PM

I am sure that you are right - it is totally unusable as a movie taker. I really want it to take pics of hand-written notes to capture into Evernote.

We had an OLPC for a while and that has the movie feature - every kid who used the OLPC spent most of their time taking movies of each other. They had lots of fun doing it. That little low-powered OLPC could take movies with no problem.

An OLPC with a bit beefier processor and a touch-screen would be really handy. I really miss the tablet mode for browsing in the 'reading room'.
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Default Re: Dell web cam app freezes - 11-17-2008, 12:08 PM

I would give VLC a try. It's a great media player and can capture as well.
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