Re: QuickCam not working w/cuseeme

Bill Woodland (
Sun, 12 Nov 1995 14:21:29 -0600

>I just hooked up a QuickCam to my PC and it is not recognized by my CuSeeMe
>program. I am still seeing video from by Video Spigot capture board. The
>only reference in QuickCam manual is about video drivers?
>486 66mz pc
>8 megs ram
>928 movie video card
>Video Spigot capture board
>QuickCam camera
>Any help would be appreciated.

I assume (dangerous word) that you are using the new release from White
Pines. If so:

I have a captivator board and just got the Quickcam and had the same
problem. Bring up your SYSTEM.INI file in the editor of your choice
(notepad works well) and look in the [Drivers] section for a line that says
"MSVIDEO=xxxxx". This line should point to your Video Spigot capture
driver, and you will probably find another line that says

I'm not sure what Windows does with the "MSVIDEO1=" line, but just change
the other line to say "MSVIDEO=quickcam.drv" and put a semicolon (;) in
front of the other one, then restart windows. This will effectively disable
the Video Spigot card, tho, and I'm not sure how you can use both at once.

Perhaps someone else on this list can tell us how to use more than one
"MSVIDEO" line at the same time.

Bill Woodland (
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