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Video window?
« on: January 01, 2014, 04:14:32 PM »
Thanks to the help I got here my new installation is coming together so now it's time to add some bells and whistles. :) I've got a system running Windows 7, an eithernet SS and Mach3 version 3.043.062. Ive got a video camera from cnc4pc that I'm tring to get working. I keep seing references to a video screen in mach3 on the forum but I can't find it. :-[ I tried the cameraplugin from K.Dietz but it can't load the camera driver? Does mach3 come with a built in video screen ??? or is there another one I can try? Bob

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Re: Video window?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 04:34:34 PM »
Go to Plugin Control menu and you should see the Video there.
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Re: Video window?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 06:23:57 PM »
That's what I thought but It's not there. Is there an optional install I have to do or can I get it from somewhere else?

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Re: Video window?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 06:54:08 PM »
Ok it should be enabled by default but if its not then go to Config menu then Config Plugins and enable it, you should see it in the list.. You will then need to restart Mach.
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Re: Video window?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 07:04:40 PM »
Nope, not in the Config Plugins menu either.  >:( Any more ideas? BTW Thanks for all your help

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Re: Video window?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 07:50:45 PM »
Should be there, have attached it though, just unzip to the plugins folder then start Mach and it should be in the list.
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Re: Video window?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 08:41:14 PM »
Thanks. I'll try it tomorrow, It's 8:30 here now and time to put my feet up. ;)
Re: Video window?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 08:26:03 PM »
Put the file in the folder and it opened up fine. Unfortunately this plugin can't find the camera either!  :( Any more ideas? A different camera driver perhaps? How do the plugins "find" the camera, is there some way to redirect it?

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Re: Video window?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 03:38:46 AM »
Sorry been a long time since I tested the video camera out, maybe 6 or 7 years.
I seem to recall some had luck pressing Stop Camera then pressing Start Camera.
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Re: Video window?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 05:00:13 AM »
Also been a long time here and I am using XP. I do remember that some web cameras didn't work with Deitz or Baker plug in.
I will only guess that it's a W7 problem as i can't be of help on that.

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