Fwd: [AG-TECH] How to configure VRM of PIG? (Re: USB camera with PIG (AG 1.1))
mimiller at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Tue Apr 22 13:29:56 CDT 2003
Found this on MS website:
Provides info about mapping VFW to WDM
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>I just solved a problem with VRM and video-config with the help of folks
>both at Argonne and here at NCSA.
>To discover what should be written in the video-config file, start your
>pig the normal way and get into a venue. You should at least get one
>instance of vic from the DRM. click the "Menu" button to open the
>"vic:vic menu" dialog. Click the "Devices" button to drop down a list of
>the video devices that vic can see. You should have an entry for each
>device listed in your video-config file. for example in my "Devices" list
>Microsoft WDM Image Capture (Win32)
>so I put a line in my video-config file like this:
><capture_card input="Composite1" number="0" purpose="PRESENTER"
>device="Microsoft WDM Image Capture (Win32)"/>
>This works for my Logitech Quickcam 4000. If more devices are listed, you
>should add more lines similar to the above with the "device=" portion
>matching what you find in the "Devices" list in vic. The string
>"Microsoft WDM Image Capture (Win32)" represents the newer media driver
>architecture. Some devices do not have proper drivers but will work
>because the WDM architecture provides for backwards compatibility. The
>caveat is that, if you have more than one legacy device, (i.e. "Microsoft
>WDM Image Capture (Win32)" is listed more than once in vic) then you may
>not be able to choose between devices and vic may crash if you select the
>wrong device. The solution found by Shawn Davis was to download an older
>set of VFW drivers that vic can see independent of the WDM
>architecture. In setting up several machines, I have found that
>installing drivers for WDM devices first, then installing drivers for VFW
>seems to work best.
>Also, be sure that the hostname is correct in the video-config or the VRM
>will not correctly parse the video-config file. For a while I had this in
>my video-config file:
> <ag_node name="copland">
> <capture_computer name="copland">
>but this did not work. I found out from Justin Binns(ANL) that this needs
>to match the result of the Java gethostname function call. I was able to
>obtain the proper string by using "ipconfig /all" at a DOS prompt to find
>the hostname. I now have:
> <ag_node name="Copland">
> <capture_computer name="Copland">
>Note the capital "C". Everything works fine now.
>I can't guarantee that "ipconfig /all" will give you the proper setting,
>but hopefully this will lead you in the right direction.
>Anyone else have comments, corrections?
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>>Subject: [AG-TECH] How to configure VRM of PIG? (Re: USB camera with PIG
>>From: shudo at ni.aist.go.jp
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>>I found a configuration file named video-config in AG 1.2 (PIG).
>>It is dedicated for Osprey capture cards and I could not find a set-up
>>tool for VRM like the setup-config script included in VRM for Linux.
>>How can I write video-config for my USB cameras?
>>Are there any information on how to write it?
>> > From: shudo at computer.org
>> > Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 21:44:40 +0900 (JST)
>> > I cannot use a USB camera with the VIC (ddvic.exe and vic.exe) which
>> > PIG has on Windows 2000. But the camera works well with the UCL
>> > version of VIC, which I obtained at the following web site:
>> > Videoconferencing Tool
>> > http://www-mice.cs.ucl.ac.uk/multimedia/software/vic/
>> > The version of the UCL VIC is 2.8ucl-1.1.3.
>> > The USB camera is Creative WebCam Plus.
>> Kazuyuki Shudo
>> Grid Technology Research Center
>> National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
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