[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

3Com Home Connect WebCam

Posted on 2002-07-10
4
Medium Priority
?
1,798 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-04
I just installed my webcam. Had to download a new driver from Vista Imaging do to my new machine now running XP. I was not able to use the old software that came with the camera which made creating & compressing AVI files pretty easy. When attempting to make an AVI I am dropping many frames and when attempting a playback I get an error message that I need a different codec and that I have no file handler for this format. This is beyond me. Any help will be much appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:zixcandt
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
LRI41 earned 300 total points
ID: 7145017
1.  Did you use the WinXP Program Compatability
Wizard which is under "Accessories" .
"Systems."

2. There are addition Compatability
support on you WinXP CD

More on compatablility, on the xp cd
\support\tools\act2.o.exe
compatablity wizard on steroids, with over 200 tweaks


Maybe the following from Microsoft TechNet will be of some help:

The Application Compatibility Toolkit contains
documents and tools to help Microsoft Windows
customers diagnose and resolve application
compatibility issues. These include the Windows
2000 Server and Professional logo documents, the common compatibility issues whitepaper, and
several documents on best testing practices and
tools to help fix compatibility issues. You can find the application compatibility tool kit on

http://msdn.microsoft.com/compatibility


6/13/2002 12:00:52 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From:     smartcomputing@email.smartcomputing.com

Run Old Programs
Windows XP is particularly friendly for most old Windows programs, even some intended for DOS. If you have any difficulty running an old program, try this: Using Windows Explorer, find the program file, right-click it, and select Properties. Click the Run This Program In Compatibility Mode For checkbox. Select the appropriate Windows version for which the program was designed and click the appropriate Display Settings checkbox(es). If you need help, click the Learn More About Program Compatibility link; otherwise, click OK. You should now be able to double-click the program file to run it.

0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:dew_associates
ID: 7145166
zix, let's concentrate on the codec and errors you receive. Can you duplicate the error? and if yes, how about posting it here?

Dennis
0
 

Author Comment

by:zixcandt
ID: 7146894
LR141,
Thanks for your help. I was able to resolve the issue by adjusting compression options with the ViCam utilities. I was disappointed that I am still confused as to my ablility to use the solftware that came with the 3Com Home Connect NetCam. I just don't want to do anything to mess up my system.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:LRI41
ID: 7147034
Glad that you found my comments helpful!  I may be
way off base, but I think you will find that
it is pretty hard to mess up XP and even if you do,
you have the "restore" function.  
0

Featured Post

Vote for the Most Valuable Expert

It’s time to recognize experts that go above and beyond with helpful solutions and engagement on site. Choose from the top experts in the Hall of Fame or on the right rail of your favorite topic page. Look for the blue “Nominate” button on their profile to vote.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Migration of Exchange mailbox can be done with the ExProfre.exe tool. But at times, when the ExProfre.exe tool migrates the Exchange Server user profile, it results in numerous synchronization problems. Synchronization error messages appear in the e…
Step by step guide to Clean and Sort your windows registry! Introduction: Always remember: A Clean registry = Better performance = Save your invaluable time In this article we're going to clear our registry manually! Yes, manually! The e…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In a question here at Experts Exchange (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29062564/Adobe-acrobat-reader-DC.html), a member asked how to create a signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (the free Reader product, not the paid, full Acrobat produ…

872 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question