can't find 'winvideo' adaptor in matlab 2014a

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I could use the 'winvideo' adaptor in matlab 2013b. Just upgraded to 2014a and typed 'imaqhwinfo' and installedadaptors field is empty.

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Abhijit Bhattacharjee
Abhijit Bhattacharjee on 24 Mar 2014
They have to be (separately) installed now, using the support package installer (which is included with MATLAB). Please see here for the instructions on how to do so:
AMANI OGOLLA on 2 Feb 2020
Hi Abhijit Bhattacharjee! i have successfully installed the 'winvideo' but when i try to use it i get this error
(winvideo: Image acquisition device is not accessible.
A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Make sure no other objects or applications are accessing the same device.)
yet i have uninstalled all other image acquisition
can you help me on how i can solve this??

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Steven on 24 Mar 2014
I have the same issue. Did you find a solution?
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Diah Junaidi
Diah Junaidi on 31 May 2019
Best way to solve this ---> if the usb webcam doesnt wanna install winvideo but you just have webcam, so you absolutely should choose : Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for "OS Generic Video Interface". This is the answer.
This Image Acquisition is suit running on > Matlab2014

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Edison Sanguano
Edison Sanguano on 11 Jul 2016
Gracias me fue de mucha ayuda!!Excelente

jessica rodriguez
jessica rodriguez on 24 Oct 2016
i have a problem dont found Imagge/video
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 24 Oct 2016
If you are using R2014a or later, you need to install Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for OS Generic Video; see

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