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  • Question

  • I just bought a brand new 30FPS VGA web cam and got it all ready to go only to discover the driver disk diden't work and the manufacturer, Philips, diden't even have a driver page!? Is there at least one company that makes a 640X480 web cam that does 30 FPS and has support for 64bit operating systems?

    After the blistering speed of Vista and XP X64 I wont go back, so, any company that fails to make compatable drivers fails to get my money.

    Monday, September 18, 2006 5:41 PM

Answers

  • Just get a 32 bit operating system, if hardware vendors are going to slack then you have to slack to transition to X64. I think 64 bit is Gods gift to the world, but it doesent meen much if you can't run alot of your hardware. I went and bought the XP pro 32 bit with upgrade option to Vista gold.
    Thursday, November 2, 2006 2:26 PM

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  • Well I called them and it almost sounded like the guy dident even know what 64bit was, lol, he stated "I dont think that Phillips has released 64 bit drivers for any of our products, if you are reliant on them I would take the thing back." LOL Customer Service FTUltraW!
    Monday, September 18, 2006 6:10 PM
  • The above answer was not a solution. I have the web cam, can't return it, and have a choice of having $50 paperwieght or a $200 purchase for Windows XP Pro 32bit, and no I am not buying home eddition(The thing is full of security holes, and that is why I use Vista and Pro X64), I shoulden't have to buy any 32 bit version of Windows just to get a webcam working thats like a car dealership saying "Oh we well sell you the car, the engine comes standard, but everything else includng the frame, the electronics, body, and interior must be puchased seperately from our contracted manufactures to make it work, and you have to build it yourself and learn how to build and repair it yourself." Have they came out with Generic 64bit Webcam drivers yet, just in case the Manufacturer is lazy and doesen't care about thier customers and is too inconsiderate of the consumer to fix the problem? I am thinking about just throwing the camera in the oven on broil and mailing it to Phillips and letting them know this is how I feel about thier support team. I'm pissed about it right now, I may have to ebay it and take the loss. I could probably sue them for not stating XP 32bit compatable on the box, if it is compatable with Windows XP then that should Include XP X64. XP X64 driversa compose the bulk of my Vista X64 drivers and my hardware has only very minor problems, just not the driver broken webcam.
    • Proposed as answer by sandra 98 Friday, February 26, 2010 5:11 AM
    Saturday, October 7, 2006 7:43 PM
  • Just get a 32 bit operating system, if hardware vendors are going to slack then you have to slack to transition to X64. I think 64 bit is Gods gift to the world, but it doesent meen much if you can't run alot of your hardware. I went and bought the XP pro 32 bit with upgrade option to Vista gold.
    Thursday, November 2, 2006 2:26 PM
  • hi mark,my name is joe adams from detroit,and i'm going thru the same exact problem you are.it started with anti virus compatible 64 bit programs,but i found the answer quickly to that! then i started looking into 64 bit webcams and thats where all my problems started.mark you wrote these qusetions some time ago,have you found an answer since then?this is such a simple problem! this is a perfect example where the manufacturers think that nothing is too critical.does anyone out there know who sells 64 bit webcams?mark if you have found the answer please let me know,this is driving me crazy!
    Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:39 PM
  • I agree with all the above except reverting back to 32bit.

     

    My wine part:  XP-64 should have been a wake up call to hardware manufacturers and oh yeah and by the way we are releasing 64 bit vista at the same time as 32 bit (late but its out now). Gotta give me a break with all this vista wont do this or that. I remember the same exact stuff said about xp and wow did that grow up and become the standard (2 service packs in 5 years) seems xp raw did fine. I'm getting used to vista and the more i use it the more I like it.

     

    EVERY PIECE of hardware I have EXCEPT the webcam has 64 bit drivers for it.... I totally agree with one of the above posts I won't spend a nickle on it if it doesn't have 64 bit drivers.

     

    I would like to visit back and say i have some kind of solution but will return to check it out.

     

    Leo Jacob

     

     

    Monday, April 9, 2007 11:38 AM
  • Here's a longshot crazy idea:

     

    Install a 32bit emulator, and install a lightweight OS on it, Now, assuming you can assign a USB port to that virtual machine as if it belongs to the Virtual PC, you should be able to run 32bit drivers for the webcam?.?  I've shared other hardware with an emulated machine, but not a USB (yet). I assume it's doable.

     

    It'd be nice if microsoft started supporting it's own hardware on it's own platforms.  They produce webcams, you'd think they'd write drivers for their own operating systems!

     

    It would be a real hackjob, but if it works at least you might get a webcam usable in your machine.

     

    It doesn't look good for Microsoft if people start even thinking about emulating a *nix platform on a windows machine in order to run windows hardware on a windows machine.   ;-)

     

    Or better yet, use a webcam with TVout directed back into a video capture card?

     

    Again, this is a bit of a hack job, it might do the trick.

     

    If anyone tries either please post the results.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2007 9:43 PM
  • You know Mark,  alot of people just provide useless information in these forums and I wish they would just say nothing if they cannot provide you with the answer to your direct and simple question.

     

    This is my answer.

     

     

    Yes, The Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 runs on XP and Vista only.  Runs on Vista 32 Bit and 64 Bit.  Go to Microsoft to download the updated driver file software.

    The file is Lifecam1_3vx.exe and it's 117 mb

     

    The Cam is nice/sleak but it's a hundred bucks though.

     

    Cheers!

     

    Wednesday, April 25, 2007 6:06 PM
  • hi mark

     

    The "Live! Cam Optia " by Creative and another one of their Notebook Pro cameras have Win 64 Drivers- they're the only ones i found so far.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2007 10:53 PM
  • The virtual PC idea running XP-Pro 32-bit was the only way to get my old Kodak DVC325 working with Vista Ultimate 64-bit.

     

    Using VMWare for the Virtual PC. I can't say if the Microsoft Virt PC will work or not.

     

    Sunday, June 3, 2007 4:27 AM
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    Sunday, November 11, 2007 9:50 PM
  • Trust webcam work with 64bit vista.

    The Trust website in the help me pages or FAQs says that 64 bit drivers are not avalible but if you go the driver download page there are 64 bit vista drivers avaliable.

    Got my web cam for 6.75 GB pounds in Asda Walmart. works fine!

    I did find in the past when going from windows to XP that often using the wrong driver for a webcam worked, say use the logitec xp driver to run a dexxa win3.* cam.

    Have a think about the internal parts of the web cam are they universal or fitted into several makes, does one of the makers have a 64bit driver you can use.

    Good luck.

     

    TurboTim.

     

    Sunday, August 17, 2008 10:51 AM
  • I haven't actually tried this yet, as I don't have a Logitech webcam, but it looks like a solution for at least a few of their products.



    http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SCANNER-Digital-CAMERA-WEBCAM/LOGITECH/Logitech-QuickCam-64-bit-Driver-1051-build-2029-WHQL.shtml
    Thursday, October 1, 2009 4:05 AM
  • Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 Webcam
    Thursday, October 1, 2009 12:51 PM
  • Just get a 32 bit operating system, if hardware vendors are going to slack then you have to slack to transition to X64. I think 64 bit is Gods gift to the world, but it doesent meen much if you can't run alot of your hardware. I went and bought the XP pro 32 bit with upgrade option to Vista gold.

    Stupedest answer i ver seen
    Monday, February 15, 2010 11:08 AM
  • I've just ordered myself a Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 Webcam from http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.208-0014.aspx for the princely sum of £14.97GBP ($23.81USD) which is compatible with (both 32 &) 64 bit Windows 7 O/S that my new Acer Aspire laptop has pre-installed.  There is a shipping fee of £5.00GBP ($7.95USD) for delivery to home addresses, but I opted for delivery to a local store to collect the item shipping free.   Shipping charges may be a little more outside of the UK and, of course, some State taxes may apply.

    There is also information about the camera on

    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/DownloadResult.aspx?category=ICE&type=LifeCam&name=YFC-00001&os=Win7_3264&lang=en along with links for downloading the relevant drivers from LifeCam 3.2 32-bit and 64-bit for Windows 7 and a Microsoft LifeCam Readme and Troubleshooting Information guide at View the LifeCam Software Readme File .

    Hope this is of some help - and good luck in finding an alternative if you decide this is not the camera for you.  The good news is that as it is a M$ branded item, there should be plenty of support for it - Hopefully?!  Lol!

    • Proposed as answer by alba1314 Monday, August 9, 2010 11:44 PM
    Monday, August 9, 2010 10:43 PM