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Crystal Eye webcam for Acer Extensa 4620 HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Acer' started by foofyloofy, Oct 22, 2007.

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  1. foofyloofy

    foofyloofy Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just bought an Acer Extensa 4620 and i dont know how to record with the Crystal Eye webcam. I used it on yahoo messenger as a live cam, but i dont know how to capture video. It will only let me take still pics. I heard that you could dp it through windows movie maker.... but i cant figure it out. PLEASE HELP!!! :confused:
     
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    RedRedRed Newbie

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    Yes I too have just bought one and am having the same problem.I can take stills,but there is no button for videos...nothing.I emailed the acer tech support,so I will have to wait and see.I bought this laptop partly because of the the built in webcam and so i could make videos on the fly.It was affordable,in fact,on sale and had the right amount of RAM....so far everything else is good....so far.
     
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    Yeah, everything else is perfect! except that I cant take videos! Mine was on sale in Best Buy for $600. When you get a response please post it back what they say.
     
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    haven't heard a thing yet...I also noticed that the version of Windows movie Maker does not have a "Capture Video" function as compared to the one on my XP version.....
    this is driving me crazy,I have other ways of recording video,but this shouldn't be a problem...it's enough for me to take the thing back though.
     
  5. foofyloofy

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    Yeah, maybe since they just launched the new line of extensa this year they will come up with some type of download. my friend told me that they had the extensa a few years back but when they sold the company they stopped making them. and now they started again.
     
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    well,I figured it out,but I have been having other problems getting everything set up...I'm not sure if I like Vista all that much for what I need,but anyway....there is another program/camera capture on this thing,it was Sunyin orbi cam capture or something like that,I found it and managed to video myself and play it in WMP,I tried to get some editing done in Movie Maker,but couldn't get audio...well,then Skype went haywire with Internet Explorer,did a system restore and now I can't find the capture device....I've been on this damn thing for two days now...and am about to take it back to Best Buy and get a Dell with XP Pro on Ebay....this is a mess.
     
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    ok found it-computer-cdrive-windows-SUYIN NB CAM-live cam....right click and send to desk top....after this,just takes some tweaking,
    click devices,and check and check the web cam and audio..there are also some clicks for time limit and file size....we'll see what happens from here...let me know if you have any luck...still eyeballing ebay.
     
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    cool, thnx, imma try it out
     
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    i dont know wut to do, i try putting the start capture but it takes my to my documents and i dont know wut it wants me to open. how do i do it?
     
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    YAY!!! I figured it out!!! thnx!!!
     
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    yeah,you just have to name the new file each time you record,click both webcam and audio...and time length ect...but here's the funny part,I get an email from ACER today and they said I would need to download an outside capture device program....they don't even know their own product...might have something to do with the merger of ACER-Gateway,but jeeeeeez
    also,I made videos and edited in the new movie maker,but when I published it and played it in windows media player,it looked like a weirdo '80s video...so i downloaded the movie maker version 2.6-it's free and everything is great...so now happy with the purchase for now....it is a nice little laptop for $599 and 2 gigs of ram,you can't beat it...
     
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    I am having the same problem with a 7110 with a bison camera. Do you have any suggestions on how to get mine to work.
     
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    yeah, cuz i edited it on movie maker but when i tried to convert it to an mpeg file so i could put it on youtube, it wouldnt let me. But i put three videos up without using the movie maker.... check them out. www.youtube.com/foofyloofy
     
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    Can someone please explain to me what to do in order to get it to work??! I followed the directions written here but still can't do video... its doing the same thing for me- when i click it takes me to a file or something...
    i'm so frustrated! Thanks in advance!
     
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    I have this exact same quesiton. anyone know?
     
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