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MaxxSpazz

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AHP or iWatchOut is taking over my web cam?
« on: March 31, 2010, 06:25:59 PM »

I have a Logitech Web Cam on the same computer from which I am running AHP.  When I try to activate the webcam using Logitech's software (or any other webcam software for that matter), I get an error indicating that my webcam is already in use by AHP.  So, I have a couple of questions:

  • How do I prevent AHP from commandeering my web cam?
  • Is my webcam actually viewable from within AHP?  If so, how?

Thanks!
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Re: AHP is taking over my web cam?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 09:42:08 PM »

Do have any of the plug-ins for AHP?  That's where the conflict comes in.
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Re: AHP is taking over my web cam?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 09:45:25 PM »

Well, I presume that the iWatchOut plug-in is probably the one that is hijacking my webcam.  If so, what can I do to prevent that from happening?
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Re: AHP is taking over my web cam?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 04:30:22 PM »

So, does anyone have any thoughts on this?  What are my options?

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Re: AHP or iWatchOut is taking over my web cam?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 05:12:32 PM »

Get rid of iWatchOut or the Logitech Web Cam.  If the Logitech Web Cam is fine by itself, then iWatchOut is the problem.
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Re: AHP or iWatchOut is taking over my web cam?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 05:32:44 PM »

If I connect my web cam after AHP/iWatchOut are loaded, it works fine.  So, I'll probably end up removing iWatchout since I don't plan on using it; when I start adding cameras to my system I'll probably use Vanguard, which I understand is the better software to use for security monitoring?  Not sure how to remove iWatchout though; I don't seen an option to remove it from the AHP interface nor do I see it listed in my Add/Remove Programs control panel.
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Re: AHP or iWatchOut is taking over my web cam?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 06:52:11 PM »

What version of AHP do you have? To get rid of  iWatchOut you have to uninstall AHP completely.   If you have 3.236, you can get it from http://software.x10.com/pub/applications/activehome/  it's there. 
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Re: AHP or iWatchOut is taking over my web cam?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 07:19:53 PM »

If I completely remove AHP won't I lose all my timers and macros?  I'm currently running version 3.236.
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Re: AHP or iWatchOut is taking over my web cam?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 08:59:42 PM »

Back up your .ahx files to a different drive or removable drive before uninstalling.  BTW if you don't have a need for 3.236 you can get 3.204 from the same place, once installed it can be updated to 3.228, the last good version of AHP.
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Re: AHP or iWatchOut is taking over my web cam?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 11:45:54 AM »

Thank you for the information and advice; I will try it out!
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