no video update on wmcap.exe
Mon Jun 30 08:33:00 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brendan Bergin [mailto:email@example.com]
> Goal is to see high quality video using vnc.
Should be no problem on UNIX machines...
> Server is running vnc 3.3.3 and displaying video on the
> screen using wmcap.exe.
...naa, don't think it will happen with current implementations on M$Windows
platforms. They use polling and hence....
> Client is running realvnc 3.3.7 and does connect, the
> wmcap.exe window
> shows but is dark.
Tue, every vnc I know on M$Windows just polls the video memory. Most video
display apps and definitly the ones using video overlaying or direct-draw or
other accelleration (so that'll bee all) do NOT use the vidoe memory. Hence,
vnc can never see the video picture.
> I have changed the windows registry values to "1" for all
> entries against
> wmcap.exe - in the server with no success.
> Using netmeeting to display the video the client does connect
> and display
> the video.
I think that just degrades teh video and gets the actual picture in the
video memory where vnc can poll it out.
> I have searched the web site for "video" and "wmcap" without
> finding any
> applicable info.
> Any help?
The current list is setup to reply (by default) to the sender, not to the
list. Hence, answers get to the sender and not to the list. Which leaves the
list archive with questions but no answers. Those who ask questions should
be so kind to send a summary of the answers received and the list should add
a message on this in the signature...
Challenge to those who want/like/need to see a video trough vnc: write a
dedicated vnc-server that just displays the video stream in one of the vnc
formats. Formats are described in the vnc documentation. up to a point, you
can see both vnc and video as streaming video. To make it easy: it can be a
read-only vncserver for a start and I don't ask audio since vnc has no