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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 4678 16-Aug-2005 20:29
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Pocket pcs are great devices. When i see mine connected to my pc and there's a camera on its back, i think of using it as a webcam. I think this is possible and easy to make. We just need some software that detects the camera attached to the pocketpc as a webcam and we could start using it. We could have a bluetooth wireless webcam.
I have read about the webcam that uses a server to upload frequent images, but thats not what i need. I need a simple webcam conventional webcam.
Please developers help make this a reality. And folks if you know anything of this sort please tell me.

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Wannabe Geek

Reply # 19014 23-Aug-2005 21:08

I have used microsoft portrait which is a free download from

download both versions and install on pc and pda (I used an Ipaq 3715)

set up your network. I did this over bluetooth as both pda and pc are BT enabled.

run MS Portrait on both devices.

From one, dial the other's IP address.

The live image from your pda camera should now show on the screen of your pc.

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Wannabe Geek

Reply # 19146 26-Aug-2005 09:40
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thnx for this. Do you know of a software able to record what you see or publish it?


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Reply # 20482 25-Sep-2005 04:22
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Did you get the camera to work (built in one) as im having trouble getting Portrait to see it ?

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Reply # 20527 26-Sep-2005 00:58
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No, I only tried a little.

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