[AG-TECH] H.264 video window aspect ratio incorrect - Windows XP Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 - Toolkit V3.1 stable

Douglas Kosovic douglask at itee.uq.edu.au
Wed Apr 1 07:47:21 CDT 2009

Hi Ben,

Did you copy the DLLs from the zip file or did you keep the original 
DLLs from VideoProducerH264?


Ben Green wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> Thanks for the advice.
> Unfortunately having replaced vic.exe, I now receive an error message every time vic starts up, and vic crashes.
> I've attached the error report log file.
> Regards, Ben. 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ag-tech-bounces at lists.mcs.anl.gov [mailto:ag-tech-bounces at lists.mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Douglas Kosovic
> Sent: 01 April 2009 10:17
> To: ben.green at manchester.ac.uk
> Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] H.264 video window aspect ratio incorrect - Windows XP Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 - Toolkit V3.1 stable
> Hi Ben,
>> When running VideoProducerH264 with the current stable release of 
>> Toolkit, I get some 'geometry error' messages when the video device 
>> initialises. I can click OK on these messages, and my video appears,
> so
>> I'm not too concerned about them.
> It's been fixed in SVN.
>> But the problem is that my video is quite small, and within a large 
>> grey box (see attachment h264-default.jpg).
>> The latter also occurs if a remote Toolkit user (running
>> VideoConsumerServerH264) changes the window size of my transmitted 
>> video using the S, M and L keys.
>> Any ideas ?
> With newer versions of VIC, you can use the right mouse button on a video window and select half, original or double size, while preserving the aspect ratio.
> Could you try replacing the vic.exe you are using with the one from (which uses newer code from SVN) :
>   http://www.vislab.uq.edu.au/ag3/windows/vic-20090127.zip
> The older vic.exe would most likely be found in the VideoConsumerService or VideoService folders found under something like:
> C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\AccessGrid3\local_services\
> I suspect you'll now get a (smaller) black box for small and medium capture, but should disappear for large MPEG-4 or H.264 capture.
> In the past, shift-S, shift-M and shift L would clip, but now it resizes. 
> Cheers,
> Doug

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