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Old December 4th, 2005, 10:41 PM
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Why is it that I can't get there darn things too work! I have never had so many problems! I have an old Kensington Webcam that I tried to get to work, but aparently they don't make them anymore and don't support windows XP. So since I couldn't get drivers, it's sitting in my desk drawer.

We borrowed my BF's parents free webcam that came with their computer, but they don't have the software. It's some cheap one that doesn't even have a brand name on it, and Windows XP can't find software for it.

Are there generic webcam drivers available? Do you need a program to stream the webcam? I'm trying to set up streaming to use on mypetcams.com

I'm a computer whiz, but this has me baffled! I know how to set up my digital camera as a webcam, but because it's not a webcam, it auto-shuts off after about 2 minutes. If I turn that off, the batteries drain too quick if I leave it on (and I don't have an AC/DC power cable for it).
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Old December 5th, 2005, 08:58 AM
jawert1 jawert1 is offline
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Hey Raingirl, there really aren't generic drivers for webcams since unlike most USB devices, they each utilize odd proprietary software. You could try hitting a known manufacturer's website (like Logitech or Creative) and seeing if you can "trick" XP into using the drivers they post for their branded webcams. Otherwise, the only thing I can recommend is getting a new one
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Old June 4th, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Webcam's have really come down in price, you can get one for 19.99 now
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