Camstudio cannot detect the Video Source

I have tried with two different WebCams - but CamStudio cannot detect either of them

Why ??
Asked Dec 21, 2009
Camstudio is not for use with webcams. It records what you see on your screen. It doesn't take a video source. The purpose of Camstudio is for something like, if you wanted to record footage from a computer game, or wanted to make a video explaining how to do something in a program to post on youtube to help others understand how something works.
Answered Dec 25, 2009
Your answer is incorrect, it will record 'picture-in-picture' which is what I'm sure the original poster is referring to. I came to this site for the exact same reason, my webcam is recognized and activates but the screen is black. From the website "CamStudio can also add high-quality, anti-aliased (no jagged edges) screen captions to your recordings in seconds and with the unique Video Annotation feature you can even personalise your videos by including a webcam movie of yourself "picture-in-picture" over your desktop."
MartinP Jan 02, 2010
I've never actually used the program, I just read somewhere, "Records screen activity from the Windows desktop into standard AVI movie files." and this site isn't actually affiliated with CamStudio in any way, shape, or form, so I just gave the best answer I could.
If you haven't used it, why not stfu? You don't know what you're talking about.
Download CamStudio 2.5 from - the video source problem seems to be resolved in this version
Answered Mar 01, 2010

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