How to identify your webcam (and then find its driver)

By LookinAround
Mar 11, 2009
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  1. mikko7123

    mikko7123 TS Rookie

    hmm.. i only see two options:

    Download this file for $2.99 (US) via PayPal (no registration required)
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  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    OK. Then it sounds like that option is only available for the US. Give me a day or two but will get back to you. I'll post back to this thread
  3. mikko7123

    mikko7123 TS Rookie

    wow.. thanks for you help.. thanks for everything.. I'll be looking forward.. thanks
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Hi mikko7123

    Ok. So you'll also find a copy of that driver here. HOWEVER, first please note
    > When you click to download it, it'll prompt you to first download/install the esnips downloader
    > You just need to be careful as, by default, esnips default will change your homepage and search engine
    > When you install esnips download, just notice the Advanced button on the install screen. Hit it then uncheck the two options allowing it to change your homepage and search engine
    > Once you have the driver you can uninstall the esnips downloader

    Hope this works for you!


    Attached Files:

  5. mikko7123

    mikko7123 TS Rookie

  6. seaweedsam

    seaweedsam TS Rookie

    Many thanks for the information on how to identify my web cam.Searched for USB\VID_093A&PID_2468\5&1441D543&0&1 and came up with an Indonesian site which gave 2 recommended downloads.I went with Media Tech and it worked fine on my PC without a webcam.My 2nd PC is using a Sony Eye toy and it was not possible to complete installation.
    Surprising all these webcams are listed as "Single Chip Cif" but have completely different drivers.
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Hi seaweedsam!

    Glad the guide could help! Re: Your 2nd PC you need to repeat the process to check its Hardware ID and search again.

    Reason: Many of these differnt webcams may, in fact, use the same generic imaging chips inside. So the imaging chip makers assign their chips the same simple name "Single Chip Cif". Meaning that it's the Hardware IDs that really distinguishes the different chips apart and not the generic Device Description of "Single Chip Cif"
  8. gayanhetti

    gayanhetti TS Rookie

  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Download here. Unpack to your desktop. Run the Setup.exe file.

    Please let me know if it worked (and tell me Windows OS you are running so then i also know which OS it (hopefully) worked for :) )
  10. seaweedsam

    seaweedsam TS Rookie

    Single chip CIF

    I tried 3 times to install this software on my new PC Intel E8400 XP pro SP3 and currently working well with my old Sony Eyetoy which also has audio.I had to use system restore to remove the partial installation as "uninstall" would not work.
    So as it works well on my older PC I am not pressed to use it on both.As these web cams are not expensive, next time I have a problem it might be as well to replace it.
    Again, I am well pleased the help from this site.
  11. gerbil13

    gerbil13 TS Rookie

    Hi i Have windows 7 and have followed the instructions but am unable to install these drivers


  12. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Hi gerbil13

    Your cam is a bit old. The drivers should work for XP but the cam vendor never made Win 7 compatible drivers. By any chance, are you running Win 7 Profesionsal version or better? As those Win 7 versions support "virtual XP". Otherwise, its time for a new Win 7 compatible web cam :(
  13. omp1997

    omp1997 TS Rookie


    Hi! I followed the steps all the way, untill I had trouble on finding its driver. I searched it up but I couldn't find it. Please help!

  14. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Very odd....

    Are you sure about those Hardware IDs? Did you copy them by hand? I ask because Vid_ff01 doesn't appear to be a valid value. Specifically, it's the ff01. You sure about that value?
  15. omp1997

    omp1997 TS Rookie

    I checked again and that's the same thing I'm getting. I really dont know what to do here!

  16. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    "Houston, i think we have a problem" :( I'll explain

    The VID in that USB string you see for your cam is the "Vendor ID"
    The VID is supposed to uniquely identify the chip maker. The VID is supposed to be unique because each USB chip maker is supposed to register with an international USB organization named USB-IF. USB-IF controls the VID assignments (and they charge vendors lots of money to own their unique VID).

    I suspect your cam uses a chip from a "rogue" vendor
    The VID in your cam is FF01. This value is well outside the range of currently assigned VIDs. This also explains why nothing can be found about that VID in your cam (including any info that helps point to a driver for it) :(

    One other possible thing to try (tho don't know if it will help).. in Device Manager, find the web cam again, rt click Properties click Details. This time use the pulldown menu to look at Compatible IDs. Do you still see VID_ff01? or do you see any other VID?
  17. omp1997

    omp1997 TS Rookie

    Nevermind, I don't know what happend but I went on Device Manager again and my webcam was working! :)
  18. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Wow! What a stroke of good luck!!! You might use a tool like DriverMax so you can backup and be assured you have a copy of all your drivers (including the one for you cam)

    Happy Cam'ing :)
  19. loveandlive

    loveandlive TS Rookie

    i have windows xp.

    my hardware id is

    i can't seem to find the driver.
    please help.

  20. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Try this download.
    Extract the zip file content to your desktop
    > Open the folder and double click to run file Mini 2_8.exe to start the installer
    > If you're prompted with a notice about Windows Logo testing click Continue Anyway

    You might need to reboot after the install to get the cam to recognize the new driver
  21. TiffanyAnnPhoto

    TiffanyAnnPhoto TS Rookie

    Hi there,

    I have windows vista

    my hardware ids are:



    I found this web cam after it being in storage for a while, it most likely isn't compatible with vista but I thought I'd come here and try to get some help since I couldn't find the driver myself when searching for it!

    Thank you!
  22. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Hi TiffanyAnnPhoto

    Hmmm..... Well, i think this is the first time i couldn't get ANY google or yahoo hits when surfing for variations of the web cam's hardware IDs!

    What I can tell you: ADS Technologies manufactured the imaging chip in your cam (that info is encoded in the IDs)

    Looking by manufacturer, any chance this is your cam? If it is, its specs indicate it's only compatible with XP and Windows 2000
  23. Tmukherji

    Tmukherji TS Rookie


    Hope this resolves my driver search...hear goes.., recently formatted my hard drive to find my webcam is not working , this happened once before but i found the webcam driver by fluke here is the information u guys might need , thanks in advance :)

    Company- ADCOM (no serial number)


    Ooops new here cant post tinypic of cam

    Thank u again
  24. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Download and extract files/unizip to your Desktop. Run the Setup.exe file to install

    Let me know
  25. piyush121

    piyush121 TS Rookie

    Driver of MW 1350

    Dear sir
    as per your post i cant find the driver and plz give the driver as my hardware id is USB\Vid_0c45&Pid_6270&Rev_0100 and i cant find it so can you help me plz sir

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