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Hi Guys,

 

I`m trying to record with my webcam in 5s intervalls and do some stuff between starting to record and stoping.

I took code from here: https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/27925-webcam-example/

and took what looked relevant to me.

I use 3 different files:

  1.  Is called WMS.au3 and contains all the constants for the dll calls
  2. is called rec.au3 and does all necessary dll calls to start a webcam recording to a file
  3. Is called stopcam.exe and does the dll calls to stop recording into a file

WMS.au3  :

$WM_CAP_START = 0x400
$WM_CAP_UNICODE_START = $WM_CAP_START +100
$WM_CAP_PAL_SAVEA = $WM_CAP_START + 81
$WM_CAP_PAL_SAVEW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 81
$WM_CAP_UNICODE_END = $WM_CAP_PAL_SAVEW
$WM_CAP_ABORT = $WM_CAP_START + 69
$WM_CAP_DLG_VIDEOCOMPRESSION = $WM_CAP_START + 46
$WM_CAP_DLG_VIDEODISPLAY = $WM_CAP_START + 43
$WM_CAP_DLG_VIDEOFORMAT = $WM_CAP_START + 41
$WM_CAP_DLG_VIDEOSOURCE = $WM_CAP_START + 42
$WM_CAP_DRIVER_CONNECT = $WM_CAP_START + 10
$WM_CAP_DRIVER_DISCONNECT = $WM_CAP_START + 11
$WM_CAP_DRIVER_GET_CAPS = $WM_CAP_START + 14
$WM_CAP_DRIVER_GET_NAMEA = $WM_CAP_START + 12
$WM_CAP_DRIVER_GET_NAMEW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 12
$WM_CAP_DRIVER_GET_VERSIONA = $WM_CAP_START + 13
$WM_CAP_DRIVER_GET_VERSIONW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 13
$WM_CAP_EDIT_COPY = $WM_CAP_START + 30
$WM_CAP_END = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_END
$WM_CAP_FILE_ALLOCATE = $WM_CAP_START + 22
$WM_CAP_FILE_GET_CAPTURE_FILEA = $WM_CAP_START + 21
$WM_CAP_FILE_GET_CAPTURE_FILEW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 21
$WM_CAP_FILE_SAVEASA = $WM_CAP_START + 23
$WM_CAP_FILE_SAVEASW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 23
$WM_CAP_FILE_SAVEDIBA = $WM_CAP_START + 25
$WM_CAP_FILE_SAVEDIBW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 25
$WM_CAP_FILE_SET_CAPTURE_FILEA = $WM_CAP_START + 20
$WM_CAP_FILE_SET_CAPTURE_FILEW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 20
$WM_CAP_FILE_SET_INFOCHUNK = $WM_CAP_START + 24
$WM_CAP_GET_AUDIOFORMAT = $WM_CAP_START + 36
$WM_CAP_GET_CAPSTREAMPTR = $WM_CAP_START + 1
$WM_CAP_GET_MCI_DEVICEA = $WM_CAP_START + 67
$WM_CAP_GET_MCI_DEVICEW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 67
$WM_CAP_GET_SEQUENCE_SETUP = $WM_CAP_START + 65
$WM_CAP_GET_STATUS = $WM_CAP_START + 54
$WM_CAP_GET_USER_DATA = $WM_CAP_START + 8
$WM_CAP_GET_VIDEOFORMAT = $WM_CAP_START + 44
$WM_CAP_GRAB_FRAME = $WM_CAP_START + 60
$WM_CAP_GRAB_FRAME_NOSTOP = $WM_CAP_START + 61
$WM_CAP_PAL_AUTOCREATE = $WM_CAP_START + 83
$WM_CAP_PAL_MANUALCREATE = $WM_CAP_START + 84
$WM_CAP_PAL_OPENA = $WM_CAP_START + 80
$WM_CAP_PAL_OPENW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 80
$WM_CAP_PAL_PASTE = $WM_CAP_START + 82
$WM_CAP_SEQUENCE = $WM_CAP_START + 62
$WM_CAP_SEQUENCE_NOFILE = $WM_CAP_START + 63
$WM_CAP_SET_AUDIOFORMAT = $WM_CAP_START + 35
$WM_CAP_SET_CALLBACK_CAPCONTROL = $WM_CAP_START + 85
$WM_CAP_SET_CALLBACK_ERRORA = $WM_CAP_START + 2
$WM_CAP_SET_CALLBACK_ERRORW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 2
$WM_CAP_SET_CALLBACK_FRAME = $WM_CAP_START + 5
$WM_CAP_SET_CALLBACK_STATUSA = $WM_CAP_START + 3
$WM_CAP_SET_CALLBACK_STATUSW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 3
$WM_CAP_SET_CALLBACK_VIDEOSTREAM = $WM_CAP_START + 6
$WM_CAP_SET_CALLBACK_WAVESTREAM = $WM_CAP_START + 7
$WM_CAP_SET_CALLBACK_YIELD = $WM_CAP_START + 4
$WM_CAP_SET_MCI_DEVICEA = $WM_CAP_START + 66
$WM_CAP_SET_MCI_DEVICEW = $WM_CAP_UNICODE_START + 66
$WM_CAP_SET_OVERLAY = $WM_CAP_START + 51
$WM_CAP_SET_PREVIEW = $WM_CAP_START + 50
$WM_CAP_SET_PREVIEWRATE = $WM_CAP_START + 52
$WM_CAP_SET_SCALE = $WM_CAP_START + 53
$WM_CAP_SET_SCROLL = $WM_CAP_START + 55
$WM_CAP_SET_SEQUENCE_SETUP = $WM_CAP_START + 64
$WM_CAP_SET_USER_DATA = $WM_CAP_START + 9
$WM_CAP_SET_VIDEOFORMAT = $WM_CAP_START + 45
$WM_CAP_SINGLE_FRAME = $WM_CAP_START + 72
$WM_CAP_SINGLE_FRAME_CLOSE = $WM_CAP_START + 71
$WM_CAP_SINGLE_FRAME_OPEN = $WM_CAP_START + 70
$WM_CAP_STOP = $WM_CAP_START + 68

rec.au3  :

 

#include <WMS.au3>
#include <GUIConstants.au3>


if not FileExists(@ScriptDir&"\vid\"&string(@MON)&"\"&string(@mday)) Then
   DirCreate(@ScriptDir&"\vid\"&"\"&string(@MON)&"\"&string(@mday))
   EndIf

$moviefile = @ScriptDir&"\vid"&"\"&string(@MON)&"\"&string(@mday)&"\test.avi"

$avi = DllOpen("avicap32.dll")
$user = DllOpen("user32.dll")
FileWrite(@scriptdir&"\clop.clop",$user)
$Main = GUICreate("Camera",350,270)
$moviefile=@ScriptDir&"\test.avi"
$cap = DllCall($avi, "int", "capCreateCaptureWindow", "str", "cap", "int", BitOR($WS_CHILD,$WS_VISIBLE), "int", 15, "int", 15, "int", 320, "int", 240, "hwnd", $Main, "int", 1)
FileWrite(@scriptdir&"\clip.clip",$cap[0])
run(@scriptdir&"\stopcam.exe")
DllCall($user, "int", "SendMessage", "hWnd", $cap[0], "int", $WM_CAP_DRIVER_CONNECT, "int", 0, "int", 0)
DllCall($user, "int", "SendMessage", "hWnd", $cap[0], "int", $WM_CAP_SET_SCALE, "int", 1, "int", 0)
DllCall($user, "int", "SendMessage", "hWnd", $cap[0], "int", $WM_CAP_SET_OVERLAY, "int", 1, "int", 0)
DllCall($user, "int", "SendMessage", "hWnd", $cap[0], "int", $WM_CAP_SET_PREVIEW, "int", 1, "int", 0)
DllCall($user, "int", "SendMessage", "hWnd", $cap[0], "int", $WM_CAP_SET_PREVIEWRATE, "int", 1, "int", 0)
DllCall($user, "int", "SendMessage", "hWnd", $cap[0], "int", $WM_CAP_FILE_SET_CAPTURE_FILEA, "int", 0, "str", $moviefile)
DllCall($user, "int", "SendMessage", "hWnd", $cap[0], "int", $WM_CAP_SEQUENCE, "int", 0, "int", 0)

Stopcam.exe is the compiled version of this:

#include "WMS.au3"
#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$cap = Int(FileRead(@scriptdir&"\clip.clip"))
$user = int(fileread(@scriptdir&"\clop.clop"))
Sleep(10000)
DllCall($user, "int", "SendMessage", "hWnd", $cap, "int", $WM_CAP_STOP, "int", 0, "int", 0)

DllCall($user, "int", "SendMessage", "hWnd", $cap, "int", $WM_CAP_END, "int", 0, "int", 0)

DllCall($user, "int", "SendMessage", "hWnd", $cap, "int", $WM_CAP_DRIVER_DISCONNECT, "int", 0, "int", 0)

DllClose($user)
FileDelete(@scriptdir&"\clip.clip")
FileDelete(@scriptdir&"\clop.clop")

 

Unfortunately this is not working as I thought it would be working.

Does someone see what I´m doing wrong?

It should record the webcam for about 10 seconds ( a little less) and save that to an .avi file.

It does not stop the recording , I have to stop the process manually...
Secondly, which confuses me more is that it creates the test.avi not in the location is specified in the script... its stored in the ScriptDir for whatever reason haha

I hope you can help me :)

 

~HappyCoding

Edited by astrionn
updated code

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