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Topic # 185130 11-Nov-2015 10:57
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I have a little USB inspection camera that I need to use with my Surface Pro 3, which has windows 8.1 installed.

(the built in cameras are no use because I need to see into an enclosed space)

I have the camera plugged into the USB port on my computer, the light on the camera is on, and it is showing up as USB camera in the device list.   But ... I have no idea how to view it?
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=50&action=new_disc_topics
I've searched on GZ and the web but I can't find how.

I sure this is really simple but it isn't at all obvious.

I bought the camera from JayCar.  They offer a software download, but the file has an ".rar" extension that windows doesn't recognise.  I suspect I need to unzip this file?

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/CCTV-%26-Surveillance/CCTV-%26-Surveillance-Monitors/Installer/CAM-INSPECTION-BUDGET-USB-2-25M/p/QC3373




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  Reply # 1426044 11-Nov-2015 11:00
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ExtractNow or 7Zip will unpack the .RAR file for you.  A RAR is like a ZIP file.




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  Reply # 1426047 11-Nov-2015 11:12
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Thanks, I managed to stumble onto that in the app store.  I see if the software helps.

It's strange that W8.1 doesn't have somewhere to view via an external camera.

I'm also going to see if Skype might let me select it.




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  Reply # 1426326 11-Nov-2015 15:49
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I have had the built in camera show when I chose a camera app on my 8.1 machine. Perhaps if you disable the inbuilt camera in device manager it will revert to the external one?

Worth a shot anyway.




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  Reply # 1426491 11-Nov-2015 19:48
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The application from Jaycar worked, after I unzipped it.




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