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Hi, I need very urgent driverhelp for my Vimicro USB Webcam

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Hi, I need very urgent driverhelp for my Vimicro USB Webcam

Rickuno
this are the drivers:
VIMICRO USB PC Camera 4.2.1126.72 (Windows)
VIMICRO USB PC Camera 301PLH 4.3.311.10 (Windows)
one of this will work, I know, that I can download them here but I become always the message :"Page Not Found" or "404" error
I turn of my ZoneAlarm - because sometimes I can`t open some Sides - but no change.
Please help me?
I use Windows Xp Home Edition Version2002 SP3
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    seanferd

    These are the only drivers left there:
    http://www.vimicro.com/english/product/pc003.htm

    Be patient, the Vimicro site loads very slowly. But I'm not sure if what you want is there. Use the chip detector download, it may help identify which package might Be your drivers.

    Every other download site I've tried points to Vimicro.com, so I can't point you anywhere else.

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    Rickuno

    Thanks for the Link of Vimicro - I try the chip detector - but the chip detector don`t recognice my webcam.
    I loose my patience and open the webcam, this is the Chip: VC0345
    I found this discription about the Chip: VC0345 is a controller chip for USB 2.0 notebook PC embedded cameras with high resolution (up to 2mega pixel).
    It sounds nice - up to 2M pixels - but it`s nothing when I can`t become the right "dll" for this webcam....
    I can`t find a support on the vimicro-webside for this webcam.
    Please help me to become the "dll" for this webcam - I was so excited to buy it - but now I reach my possibilities of comuterknowhow and minimum 20 hours seeking in the internet.
    Thanks for every help....

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    OH Smeg

    And what came with it? Generally these have a CD that are supplied with them that has the required Drivers and Software to use the Web Cam. Have you used that to install the necessary Drivers and Software?

    As Seanford has already said all download hits point to the Makers Web Site which appears to be under construction after a redesign or some other problem and that Web Site most defiantly doesn't list your Particular Web Cam or at least none of the 4 Series ones. They go from 3 to 5 in their available downloads.

    http://www.vimicro.com/english/download_n.htm

    Col

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    Rickuno

    You are right, there was a CD - but there was no drivers included - only a program for making video and interpolate.
    I try to install it many times - I try different possiblities
    1. install program and restart than connect the webcam
    2. install program without restart and connect webcam
    3. connect webcam and try it with the harware wisard - the wisard seek the driver on the CD - but not found
    I buy this webcam some weeks ago - it was cheap - but I havent`t expect that I will become this problem...
    I think - this webcam is a newer model - and vimicro don`t have the driver for this new models - or don`t upload it in the Download Center....
    The Type of the Chip: VIMICRO VC0345PLNAB
    there is also the number: TS0390A0050422
    mybe, it will help to contact direct Vimicro - it`s impossible that only me have this problem.....I know that the Web Site`s from developers like Vimicro are always under construction - my hope is only that someone have already the needed drivers and can help me...
    thanks for the link you post - this link was new for me - I will try some drivers - I hope they don`t support only USB 1.1 - because I need USB 2.0
    I will write when the webcam will run...
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    Rick

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    OH Smeg

    VIMICRO seems to be the Chip Set maker not the Web Cam Maker so they appear to make the Integrated Circuits that are used in this device and not actually the Web Cam.

    If this was bought from a Shop with a Shop Front as apposed to a Internet Shop they may have the drivers on their Web Site or it may be that your OS doesn't support this Device. If there are no drivers included they should be part of the OS and the OS should just recognize and load whatever is necessary when you plug in the Web Cam.

    I know some of the bigger stores here buy in their Own Brands of Electronics and their Web Site has Drivers even if they do not list the actual maker. Internet Shops should have the same thing available on their Web Sites as well but for places like E-Bay I'm not sure what you can do there.

    Only thing I can suggest if there where no Drivers with the New Device is to look at your OS and as I think it was XP here try running SFC From the Run Box to rebuild the OS to As New and see if ti works now.

    Only thing there is that you'll have to reapply any Service Packs and Hot Fixes that have been made available since your Install Disc was made. Also if this computer is part of a Domain it is possible that there are Group Policies in Place to limit the USB Devices that can be connected or something like that.

    Col

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    wishy.mishy

    Hi!!

    I read your following post --

    You are right, there was a CD - but there was no drivers included - only a program for making video and interpolate.
    I try to install it many times - I try different possiblities
    1. install program and restart than connect the webcam
    2. install program without restart and connect webcam
    3. connect webcam and try it with the harware wisard - the wisard seek the driver on the CD - but not found
    I buy this webcam some weeks ago - it was cheap - but I havent`t expect that I will become this problem...
    I think - this webcam is a newer model - and vimicro don`t have the driver for this new models - or don`t upload it in the Download Center....
    The Type of the Chip: VIMICRO VC0345PLNAB
    there is also the number: TS0390A0050422


    I need to buy a cam with similar chip.
    Could you please tell me from where did you buy yours and the name of the company that makes it...
    That'll be a great help!!
    Thanks a ton

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    seanferd

    Is there any other Brand laBelling for the camera? Vimicro seems to mostly make chips, so another manufacturer may have Built the camera, just using Vimicro chips. If so, check that vendor's site.

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    Rickuno

    I think you are right - mybe a other manufacturer use only the chip - but there is nothing written outside - I will try also to contact the vendor - but the chance is very less that they will help me - it`s really very interesting, on the CD, in the small manual and also on the webcam is no name - nothing what can help....

    by Rick

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    seanferd

    I was given a USB drive enclosure, once. No way to identify the thing whatsoever. Even from the small printed manual.

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    Rickuno

    you are really right - because my hardware manager identify it as a vimicro altair - I was fixed that the cam is a vimicro - but it was wrong, I found many names for this webcam ( Platoon, Hercules and so on) and really the Herculesdriver is working now- many thanks to you...
    rick

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    seanferd

    I hope you can enjoy your camera now. :)

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    dreamer111

    Hello guys. Could someone kindly post a link to the drivers plz.

    I have the same problem unfortunately:(

    Same chipset

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    OldER Mycroft

    Ahem - Did you bother reading the thread? Or was that too difficult for you?

    http://tinyurl.com/yd54faa

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    fjp

    The first result calls up a 'driver detector' program (whose results doubtless require payment) not the driver itself, so the sarcasm wasn't really justified.

    I'm in exactly the same boat, with a webcam with the same chip, and the main problem is that Vimicro's own detector program insists that it isn't one of their products!

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    wishy.mishy

    Hi,

    I want to buy a USB PC camera with same chipset as yours... The Type of the Chip: VIMICRO VC0345PLNAB.

    Please tell me how to..

    I'd be grateful if you can help me out!
    Thanks..

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    seanferd

    These are the only drivers left there:
    http://www.vimicro.com/english/product/pc003.htm

    Be patient, the Vimicro site loads very slowly. But I'm not sure if what you want is there. Use the chip detector download, it may help identify which package might Be your drivers.

    Every other download site I've tried points to Vimicro.com, so I can't point you anywhere else.

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    Rickuno

    Thanks for the Link of Vimicro - I try the chip detector - but the chip detector don`t recognice my webcam.
    I loose my patience and open the webcam, this is the Chip: VC0345
    I found this discription about the Chip: VC0345 is a controller chip for USB 2.0 notebook PC embedded cameras with high resolution (up to 2mega pixel).
    It sounds nice - up to 2M pixels - but it`s nothing when I can`t become the right "dll" for this webcam....
    I can`t find a support on the vimicro-webside for this webcam.
    Please help me to become the "dll" for this webcam - I was so excited to buy it - but now I reach my possibilities of comuterknowhow and minimum 20 hours seeking in the internet.
    Thanks for every help....

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    OH Smeg

    And what came with it? Generally these have a CD that are supplied with them that has the required Drivers and Software to use the Web Cam. Have you used that to install the necessary Drivers and Software?

    As Seanford has already said all download hits point to the Makers Web Site which appears to be under construction after a redesign or some other problem and that Web Site most defiantly doesn't list your Particular Web Cam or at least none of the 4 Series ones. They go from 3 to 5 in their available downloads.

    http://www.vimicro.com/english/download_n.htm

    Col

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    Rickuno

    You are right, there was a CD - but there was no drivers included - only a program for making video and interpolate.
    I try to install it many times - I try different possiblities
    1. install program and restart than connect the webcam
    2. install program without restart and connect webcam
    3. connect webcam and try it with the harware wisard - the wisard seek the driver on the CD - but not found
    I buy this webcam some weeks ago - it was cheap - but I havent`t expect that I will become this problem...
    I think - this webcam is a newer model - and vimicro don`t have the driver for this new models - or don`t upload it in the Download Center....
    The Type of the Chip: VIMICRO VC0345PLNAB
    there is also the number: TS0390A0050422
    mybe, it will help to contact direct Vimicro - it`s impossible that only me have this problem.....I know that the Web Site`s from developers like Vimicro are always under construction - my hope is only that someone have already the needed drivers and can help me...
    thanks for the link you post - this link was new for me - I will try some drivers - I hope they don`t support only USB 1.1 - because I need USB 2.0
    I will write when the webcam will run...
    by
    Rick

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    OH Smeg

    VIMICRO seems to be the Chip Set maker not the Web Cam Maker so they appear to make the Integrated Circuits that are used in this device and not actually the Web Cam.

    If this was bought from a Shop with a Shop Front as apposed to a Internet Shop they may have the drivers on their Web Site or it may be that your OS doesn't support this Device. If there are no drivers included they should be part of the OS and the OS should just recognize and load whatever is necessary when you plug in the Web Cam.

    I know some of the bigger stores here buy in their Own Brands of Electronics and their Web Site has Drivers even if they do not list the actual maker. Internet Shops should have the same thing available on their Web Sites as well but for places like E-Bay I'm not sure what you can do there.

    Only thing I can suggest if there where no Drivers with the New Device is to look at your OS and as I think it was XP here try running SFC From the Run Box to rebuild the OS to As New and see if ti works now.

    Only thing there is that you'll have to reapply any Service Packs and Hot Fixes that have been made available since your Install Disc was made. Also if this computer is part of a Domain it is possible that there are Group Policies in Place to limit the USB Devices that can be connected or something like that.

    Col

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    wishy.mishy

    Hi!!

    I read your following post --

    You are right, there was a CD - but there was no drivers included - only a program for making video and interpolate.
    I try to install it many times - I try different possiblities
    1. install program and restart than connect the webcam
    2. install program without restart and connect webcam
    3. connect webcam and try it with the harware wisard - the wisard seek the driver on the CD - but not found
    I buy this webcam some weeks ago - it was cheap - but I havent`t expect that I will become this problem...
    I think - this webcam is a newer model - and vimicro don`t have the driver for this new models - or don`t upload it in the Download Center....
    The Type of the Chip: VIMICRO VC0345PLNAB
    there is also the number: TS0390A0050422


    I need to buy a cam with similar chip.
    Could you please tell me from where did you buy yours and the name of the company that makes it...
    That'll be a great help!!
    Thanks a ton

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    seanferd

    Is there any other Brand laBelling for the camera? Vimicro seems to mostly make chips, so another manufacturer may have Built the camera, just using Vimicro chips. If so, check that vendor's site.

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    Rickuno

    I think you are right - mybe a other manufacturer use only the chip - but there is nothing written outside - I will try also to contact the vendor - but the chance is very less that they will help me - it`s really very interesting, on the CD, in the small manual and also on the webcam is no name - nothing what can help....

    by Rick

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    seanferd

    I was given a USB drive enclosure, once. No way to identify the thing whatsoever. Even from the small printed manual.

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    Rickuno

    you are really right - because my hardware manager identify it as a vimicro altair - I was fixed that the cam is a vimicro - but it was wrong, I found many names for this webcam ( Platoon, Hercules and so on) and really the Herculesdriver is working now- many thanks to you...
    rick

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    seanferd

    I hope you can enjoy your camera now. :)

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    dreamer111

    Hello guys. Could someone kindly post a link to the drivers plz.

    I have the same problem unfortunately:(

    Same chipset

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    OldER Mycroft

    Ahem - Did you bother reading the thread? Or was that too difficult for you?

    http://tinyurl.com/yd54faa

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    fjp

    The first result calls up a 'driver detector' program (whose results doubtless require payment) not the driver itself, so the sarcasm wasn't really justified.

    I'm in exactly the same boat, with a webcam with the same chip, and the main problem is that Vimicro's own detector program insists that it isn't one of their products!

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    wishy.mishy

    Hi,

    I want to buy a USB PC camera with same chipset as yours... The Type of the Chip: VIMICRO VC0345PLNAB.

    Please tell me how to..

    I'd be grateful if you can help me out!
    Thanks..