WDM Video Capture

Category: Camera
Manufacturer: Polaroid
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not stated
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2K, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.3.8 / 28 Mar 2004

Windows device driver information for WDM Video Capture

WDM Video Capture has been created to capture video debuted with Windows 98. The infrastructure has overtaken the old method that had been provided by the video for windows (VFW). This video capture is based on a close pairing of Microsoft DirectShow and WDM Stream class. The architecture has been based on a series of layers allowing hardware abstraction and that reduce IHV software development. WDM allow for the support of TV/FM tuners, PCI video capture and other analog video peripherals. Developers need not write proprietary software that controls the video peripherals. This is because through WDM, Microsoft has defined generic interfaces through A/V multiplexers and TV/FM tuners. Users of WDM Video Capture are often advised to have only one video capture device installed on the computer as this prevents drivers from different vendors overwriting the files of each other.

Outdated Drivers?

Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.

To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates

The user should note that though it is possible for him or her to have several drivers and cards, the chances of driver and hardware conflicts are very high. When one is using WDM drivers with Surveillance WebCam software he or she should have only one WDM driver loaded on the computer at one particular point in time. All WDM drivers appear as “Microsoft WDM Image Capture” on “Menu item” settings. WDM Video Capture driver is compatible with operating systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2K, and Windows XP. It is recommendable that one should always utilize the latest version of device driver so that the WDM Video Capture can function better and easily. Drivers that are old may cause device conflicts or media-work errors. If one is not sure of the most current driver or any other driver related information, he should contact the vendor. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and WDM Video Capture errors before installing any driver updates.