#47 Recognition of second camera in Windows not working


when you execute zbarcam /dev/video0 though windows command line everything works
if you issue /dev/video1 through command line and second webcam is present, no video is displayed and instead you get the following:
ERROR: zbar processor in _zbar_video_open():
invalid request: video device not found '/dev/video1'


  • spadix

    spadix - 2010-12-20

    This appears to be a limitation of the VfW support in some drivers. It should be resolved when we integrate DirectShow (feature request #3128414)

  • spadix

    spadix - 2010-12-20
    • status: open --> pending-wont-fix
  • SourceForge Robot

    This Tracker item was closed automatically by the system. It was
    previously set to a Pending status, and the original submitter
    did not respond within 14 days (the time period specified by
    the administrator of this Tracker).

  • SourceForge Robot

    • status: pending-wont-fix --> closed-wont-fix
  • Jarek Czekalski

    Jarek Czekalski - 2011-06-30

    Cityguru, would you like to try a new idea? I prepared a simplified version of zbarcam (without qrcode), which shows some camera dialog windows. I expect you will be able to choose the camera on one of the tabs. Please report if this helps. You should work on video0.


  • Jarek Czekalski

    Jarek Czekalski - 2011-07-02

    I connected a second camera to my xp pc. Using vfw dialogs one may choose the camera. So it is possible to change the status to "fixed"


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