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VLC Webcam issue/problem?


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#1 bbuser

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

Hi everyone,

I have a question about a webcam I converted for use underwater.

I have an HP C615 I created an underwater housing for using a pelican case. I record my kids swimming to look at their technique. I use VLC to capture with it at 16:9 and 30.00fps as the settings. For awhile it worked really neat. Lately though it lags something fierce with a swimmer in frame. Oddly if I have it out of the water and have my kids run around in front of the camera, as long as it's set to 30.00fps it's totally fine. But as soon as I put it in the pool and they get swimming, it freezes every couple seconds (while still recording) before coming back to life and repeating the vicious cycle. Any ideas why?

I have tried using Windows Movie Maker and, while it works, the quality is just yucky. VLC can give me great quality... when it works. But I seem to have broken something.

Any help would be great! They have a training session tomorrow morning I would love to use this at (or try something new at) if anyone has a suggestion.

Thanks!



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:18 PM

Hi,

What else are you doing with the computer? Does it connect to the Internet? What security program is installed and is it current?

Keep us posted


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:35 PM

Pretty much all I use it for is this. It can connect to the internet, sure. And I do have AVG updated and current on it. 



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:27 PM

Hi,

You might go through and flush all of your caches and temp file folders. After that I'm not sure.

A full scan with AVG and maybe another free scanner, like Malware bytes Antimalware might help

Keep us posted


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:27 PM

Yeah the virus stuff and defrag and clearing everything was my first attempt at a fix. No dice :(



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

Hi,

Then I'd have to look at possible RAM problems or HDD errors.

Have you tried a control panel uninstall, reboot and reinstall of VLC? [WAG]

Keep us posted


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E





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