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Problems with recording from a webcam

October 8, 2009 | 9:03 pm

I have bought a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro for mac to record video. The video is ok, but I get horrible sound quality. It sounds like chipmunks. When I check the audio settings, it seems that the webcam only supports 16000 Hz. In the DSP setting of max I can only choose 44100 hz. I tried sending a message with the sample rate to the grab object, but it does not help. Anyone knows a solution?


October 9, 2009 | 5:00 pm

Please, can somebody help me. Getting quite desperate here. Thanks


October 12, 2009 | 5:20 am
Thinksamuel wrote on Thu, 08 October 2009 16:03
I have bought a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro for mac to record video. The video is ok, but I get horrible sound quality. It sounds like chipmunks. When I check the audio settings, it seems that the webcam only supports 16000 Hz. In the DSP setting of max I can only choose 44100 hz. I tried sending a message with the sample rate to the grab object, but it does not help. Anyone knows a solution?

Surprised that you only get 44100 in DSP settings, I have a ton here and it’s a basic laptop with a basic soundcard…

so you can’t set both the DSP and the grab object to 16000? I would think that would do it. But I’m sure you tried that. ach.


October 12, 2009 | 10:00 am

With the other webcams we tested you can selectr more sampling rates. Just with the Logitech it does not work. Question is: Why it does ot work?


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