Is a forum here useful or just a distraction to the forum already available on the DirectXCapture page on CodeProject?
Well, first of all thanks for this project and for you work.
I think yes, this forum is a good idea. I like more this format.
I'm developing an astronomy software for polar align, autoguide, meassure errors and manage a GoTo scope mount. EQAlign is a GNU/GPL open source project at sourceforge:
Sorry, almost all in spanish, but some english at my personal web: http://eqalign.net
It controls some specific astronomy cameras, but also webcams to do meassures (Philips SPC900NC is a very sensitive CCD webcam). By now i have implemented a non-at-all satisfactory WDM capture via dll avicap32 calls, but as soon as i can i'll study your code.
Well, again good work, and thanks!
Well, I have mixed feelings on this. Of course the project is great. It learned me using C# in a way I could not imagin in advance. The funny thing is that I wanted to use Delphi instead but the compiler seems to be too limited (or too expensive). Well it was the reason to start using Microsoft C#. In the meantime I modified also the C++ Amcap example, so it can be used quite similar as its C# counterpart. The nice thing of Amcap is that I could solve some programming problems I encountered.
My concern is that there are a number of related subjects. Some are at the code project. Also there is Sourceforge.net and furthermore, I have also my own website with DirectShow information. As result I receive quite a lot questions. On the other hand a good forum about DirectX.Capture (or using DirectShow) sounds good to me. But I do not want to look at too many different sites/fora.
almere109 (is it possible to get an user account)
Thanks for the feedback. Sorry for the late reply. The forum did not send me an email when you posted.
What do you recommend? We can shut down this forum/wiki and point people to a sourceforge project or your web page. I just want readers of my article to find either a) the latest version of DirectX.Capture, or b) find a better/newer project for capturing video.
As for a user account, I believe you can create an new account by clicking on the "Create account" link in the top right of the page. Also note, you do not need to edit the wiki. If that does not work or you would like an admin account, send me an email at directxcapture at brianlow.com.
Thanks for your answer. As you see I am not a frequent visitor yet. I still check the DirectX.Capture related pages now and then and I still receive a number of questions on this subject. I modified my DirectX.Capture program a little bit, I added support for WM profiles in prx file. I analysed your "latest" version and made new code for supporting Color Space and Video Standard. THat code has not been released yet, testing is very time consuming … I usually put my latest version at the codeproject.com
I have been coding in various languages (python, perl, java on *nix boxes, for over a decade [all server side/ERP coding]. Recently I have started working a bit with C# because it is quite easy to compile a nice working exe for win32 users)
So I am a pretty decent coder, but new to C#&MS Apis…
I have started messing around with C# to create some software for my family,
anyhoo…I have been looking for a good starting point for webcam code and, well…..
You are a God!
Your code is the most elegant and beautiful thing I have had the privilege to see in a long, long time.
I think I am going to learn alot using this codebase!
thank you man! thank you!
I just want to thank you for the wonderful job you have done here. I just love the work you have done. Its been a tremendous help.
As to these forums being a good idea - well the DirecX.Capture is good enough to demand its own forum. However, codeproject is doing a pretty neat job itself. So these forums do not remain as advantageous as would have been otherwise.
Once again thanks.