Video capturing in a post QT world

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peachboy
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Video capturing in a post QT world

Post by peachboy » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:57 pm

Hello.

I am somewhat new to LiveCode but so far I'm doing alright.

I've hit a snag however when it comes to video capturing. I'm trying to write some code that will preview and record video directly from my webcam.

I'm using a new MacBook Pro with Livecode 8.1, and none of the example files or corresponding example code snippets in the documentation function as intended. I'm guessing this might be to do with QT being deprecated and/or RevGrabber commands being out of date?

In any event, is there a current solution for this objective which works?

Thanks.

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Re: Video capturing in a post QT world

Post by Klaus » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:59 pm

Hi peachboy,

yep, all the revvideograbber commands are deprecated, but since all the MergExt externals are now part of Livecode
you could use MergAV for this task, at least on the Mac.

Check the dictionary for all MergAV... entries and/or read up the complete docs here:
http://mergext.com/home/mergav/

Best

Klaus

peachboy
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Re: Video capturing in a post QT world

Post by peachboy » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:33 pm

Thanks Klaus.

Do you know for certain that these MergAV functions work with Mac OSX? I'm not getting any good results so far and it looks like much of it is iOS specific. I'm mostly getting handle not recognised errors.

Also, the dictionary doesn't have any relevant entries that pertain to MergAV video capture.

:)

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Re: Video capturing in a post QT world

Post by Klaus » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:23 pm

No idea, sorry, never worked with MergAV.

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