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Capturing Error Message With Webcam??


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#1 Rakuten

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:14 AM

Hello,

I'm at a loss here on how to capture the error messages that appear on my sansa e280 when I try to boot into sansalinux/zeroslakr.

Do you guys know of any good programs that can allow me to use my webcam to its fullest, and capture fast scrolling text on an mp3 player? ( and deal with the glare from the lcd light. )

I have an asus n53sv with built-in-webcam... Sorry if this isn't the right place to put this. Unsure where this goes.

Any Help Is Appreciated.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 01:33 PM

I know there are programs in windows that take a screenshot of the BSOD when it occurs, but Im not familiar with any that use a webcam, or that work with linux. digital camera perhaps?

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 02:01 PM

Hmm, getting an actual proper camera would probably work, but I don't have much money :\

No webcam programs around that is made specifically to get the most out of my built-in webcam for clearer pictures? Nothing better for my internal webcam than the default ASUS Lifeframe? Hmm.

I know that when in rockbox I can turn on 'screen dump' and when I plug it into my computer it takes a screenshot of the screen. But this wouldn't work for what I am trying to do unfortunately. I wonder if there are any programs that mirror what is shown on my mp3 onto my computer? Or take a screenshot when it gets plugged in.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:23 PM

Like I said-no not really, I dont even think it is physically possible. For the web cam to work, it needs to be on a fully functional computer-if you have a BSOD, then by definition, the computer is not working. If you have a web cam on another fully functional computer, and are using it like a camera, then it may be a different matter.

The only program I am familiar with that can get blue screen information on the same computer, is bluescreenviewer But Im pretty sure it is a windows only program. Perhaps another option is to keep a pen and paper handy for next time it does it.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:24 PM

Ah, maybe I'm not too clear, so sorry if I wasn't, that or I've misunderstood your last post, sorry.

I have an MP3 that keeps scrolling an error message then rebooting with that error each boot.
I can't really read it all ( it goes too fast) so was wondering if my built in internal webcam on my computer could be good enough to capture this text that shows on my MP3 when it boots up. They are both separate machines, it's just a small MP3 player, so capturing text it shows with my webcam makes it a bit harder...

Hmm... I'm really unsure what to do .

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:12 AM

aaaah ok I see now, sorry I misunderstood. Depending on the size of the screen, and the quality of the web cam that may or may not work. There are programs out there that allow you to capture images/video via webcam, however they may not be good enough quality to read whats on the mp3 player screen. I dont have any suggestions for linux off the top of my head, though Im sure if you just did a software search you could find some. However, for windows theres programs such as msn webcam recorder

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:16 AM

Alright, I'll just try to find a good software for my webcam I guess. I'll try out the one that you mentioned, thanks. ^^
Edit: Hmm, it seems it won't install because microsoft .net 1.1 isn't compatible with windows 7...I'll try searching up a different one...
It'd make it easier if sansalinux just came with a error log system that put the boot up error at the root of my mp3 though :\ or a program that could display my mp3's screen directly onto my computer screen...

Well. Thanks For All Your Help =)
Have A Good Day ^^

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

Hello try cyberlink youcam free edition i use it ,it will do a time laps recording when you hold the mp3 player in front of it and you can view the video frame by frame .
http://download.cnet.com/CyberLink-YouCam/3000-2348_4-10764658.html

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