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Play AVI files to webcam?

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Jason407

I have seen many example scripts where people have used Autoit to create a script that will capture the video from a webcam.

However, I am interested in playing an AVI file, and instead of sending the video to the GUI, sending it out via the webcam. I have seen free software online that can play videos to the webcam, but I would like to be able to script the playbay via Autoit.

Any ideas or starting places?

Thanks in advance.

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evilertoaster

Some general posts relating to webcam automation with autoit-

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=29904

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=27925

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=70857

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=80230

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=68866

In general though, try to have an idea of what you're trying to do before hand. AutoIt simply is a means to automate a task, find out how to do that task manually first.

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Jason407

Thanks for those links.

I DO have an idea of what I am trying to do.

I am simply trying to create a video player with autoit. (that part isn't the problem)

The problem is that I would like to have the player output the video as a webcam feed, instead of playing in the gui.

I don't even know if that is possible. I am basically trying to do the OPPOSITE of the examples given in those links.

I do know that there are serveral applications available (some free) that allow you to play a video file out to a webcam. Perhaps I will have to settle for trying to automate one of those applications. But, if I could do the whole thing with Autoit, that would be much better.

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monoceres

I'm not sure but I have a strong feeling that you need to write a webcam driver and supply the frames from it. This is not possible in AutoIt, and also, if you knew how to do this you wouldn't be asking in the first place. My tip is to find a software that already does this and try to automate it/integrate it into your application somehow.

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