Talk:Video Capture

Before it gets away from me, I decided to put in some status.

I worked on getting the Python based VidCap stuff compiling and found the 'hello world' project Stephen talked about. At least I think it was the same.

Unfortunately, porting that logic to C# wasn't trivial. Without Stephen's help and understanding I wasn't sure if I was even working with the correct logic steps, I bailed to more familiar territory.

I think Stephen can pursue the Python stuff. But, just looking at all of the pieces required it seems like it will end up being a very large executable.

The Friday afternoon I spent working with AmCap, the MS Sample VidCap executable/source. I was able to compile it and run it compiled. At the same time Micheal found a third-party 'free' utility that he was able to get everything he needed. He did however need to run a conversion/compression after the file was created.

He wrote an email trying to communicate with the author about rigths/source code possibilities. Stay tuned. If successful, that may be the best solution.

So, Tyler and I put the AmCap code into SVN as a starting place.

I think I'll put the compression piece to the end of the capture logic.

Then I'll mess with the UI.


I found this active project written for .Net and updated Windows 7 libs. It wraps the DirectShow libraries with .Net.

From their website...

DirectShowNET Library The purpose of this library is to allow access to Microsoft's DirectShow functionality from within .NET applications. This library supports both Visual Basic .NET and C#, and theoretically, should work with any .NET language.

There are sample applications as well.

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