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How do you gain access to webcam/microphone while developing in C++?

Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:34 AM

Hey I'm looking into how to develop a program similar to skype that uses c++ for the base architecture and I'm curious as to how I would get the program to access the Video Camera/Microphone.

I know basic C++ (Like stuff when you do a google search and get a free webpage with a little bit of useful stuff)so I'm curious as to what I would need to learn in order to make this type of program.

Thanks for your help
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Re: How do you gain access to webcam/microphone while developing in C++?

Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:39 AM

Never mind I found something on this under the C/C++ programming for anyone else curious heres the link
http://www.dreaminco...webcam-program/
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Re: How do you gain access to webcam/microphone while developing in C++?

Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:16 AM

Skype takes advantage of VOIP or Voice over Internet Protocol

voip.org

You may want to research that.

You will need to read various RFC's

such as

RFC 2543

which is SIP , Session Initiation Protocol.

That should keep you going for a while.

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Re: How do you gain access to webcam/microphone while developing in C++?

Posted 20 December 2011 - 02:35 PM

Does VOIP support multiple operating systems such as Mac and Linux or is it only windows based?
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Re: How do you gain access to webcam/microphone while developing in C++?

Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:49 PM

No you have to implement VOIP...

in all of these Operating Systems its not 'windows based' its a protocol.


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Re: How do you gain access to webcam/microphone while developing in C++?

Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:20 PM

Umm I have just one final question, do you know of any sites that teaches you how to set it up within your program? I'm just looking for to learn how to do it, its not for commercial. The sites you gave me only seemed to show programs that use it, and background information (not complaining about that, its interesting stuff) not how to actually start setting it up in the program.
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Re: How do you gain access to webcam/microphone while developing in C++?

Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:56 PM

No you have to read the various RFC's and interpret them to c/c++ code no one is going to do it for you.... there are no easy rides now... its hard work from now on occasionally you may find code for the implementation of an Individual RFC or a partial implementation of one but that will be about it.

You say its not for commercial use but the thing is such programs often have obvious commercial uses. So now one is going to give you Skype's entire source code for free.

Best Wishes

Snoopy
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