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Kinect as webcam?

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    Windows 8 pro

    Kinect as webcam?


    Hello i wanna use my kinect as a webcam in my windows 8 pro x86

    soo 1st i google it & here is the result How to Use the Kinect as a Webcam
    It was a nice tutorial.. i did step by step all as tutorial said BUT when i try to register "KinectCam.ax" i got an error.
    btw my windows is updated.. so i dont think any thing required like
    vcredist_x86.exe (already checked)
    here is the screenshot

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 and Windows 8


    You can use my app, OpenNI 2 Virtual Webcam which support Kinect via MS Kinect SDK 1.6 as well as any OpenNI compatible device.

    OpenNI 2 Virtual Webcam v0.9 - DirectShow filter for OpenNI - Soroush Falahati's Personal Website
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  3. #3


    I thought that the Kinect device had that capability built into it all ready for use with your TV + Skype.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 and Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    I thought that the Kinect device had that capability built into it all ready for use with your TV + Skype.
    That is for Xbox I think. I replied for using Kinect with Windows 7/8 PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSoroush View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    I thought that the Kinect device had that capability built into it all ready for use with your TV + Skype.
    That is for Xbox I think. I replied for using Kinect with Windows 7/8 PC.
    Ahh...misread that all the way...

    So is there a reason to use the Kinect device as a webcam on the PC vs using an actual webcam for the PC?
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 and Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSoroush View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    I thought that the Kinect device had that capability built into it all ready for use with your TV + Skype.
    That is for Xbox I think. I replied for using Kinect with Windows 7/8 PC.
    Ahh...misread that all the way...

    So is there a reason to use the Kinect device as a webcam on the PC vs using an actual webcam for the PC?
    Can't see any strong reason. But in case you don't want to buy a webcam, or you want to use depth output (who wants?! ), or IR output, then you can use Kinect,
    Also some of robot designers may use it to stream data from Kinect to an other PC. I seen one person who wanted to use Skype to see what his robot can see.
    Or if you are a developer and want to use DirectShow output instead of dealing with device directly you may want to use my app.
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    I create solution in C#/.NET 2.0, binary files you can find at Kinect for PC and Skype means KinectCam @ .NET Rulez! Blog it works on Kinect SDK 1.6 and on new Skype . Do you think it is usefull?
    Last edited by Piotr Sowa; 16 Aug 2014 at 11:07.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    I tried the same video you used.

    It seems that you need to activate it through System32 command rather than C:

    Try this:

    Run Command Prompt as Admin
    Type regsvr32 <Filepath INCLUDING KinectCam.ax>

    It should say

    "DllRegisterServer in <Filepath> succeeded."

    I had the same problem as you, this other video is much more useful and easier, (That is where I got this from)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Y3y1IVbk0
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