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Fixed in 2020.1.X



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OnVideoCaptureResourceCreatedCallback does not get called when passing it as a VideoCapture.CreateAsync() parameter



How to reproduce:
1. Connect the webcam to a computer
2. Open the "SampleScene" in the attached "case_1192027_repro" project
3. Enter Play mode

Expected results: A callback is called; "Created VideoCapture Instance!" message is printed to the console
Actual results: A callback is not called and no message from the callback body is printed

Reproducible with: 2019.2.0a7, 2019.2.12f1, 2019.3.0b10, 2020.1.0a12

A project on Unity version 2019.2.0a7 and earlier could not be tested due to missing Windows.WebCam class

Additional note:
The code used in a script is copied from Unity docs about VideoCapture:

UPDATE: This is "By Design" as the VideoCapture APIs were added specifically for HoloLens support and can only be used in UWP (WSA) apps. See "HoloLens Video Capture" example in the 2017.4 Documentation: In addition to this being an XR specific scenario, the VideoCapture is implemented (on Windows) using the WinRT IMediaCapture API in addition to several MixedReality interfaces, which are not available on Windows 7.

Before, these APIs were contained in the "UnityEngine.XR.WSA.WebCam" namespace making it clear they were UWP only. However, last year the APIs were refactored into "UnityEngine.Windows.WebCam" namespace, making this distinction unclear as the Docs haven't been updated. So, this is largely a Documentation Bug.

However, after reviewing the implementation I don't see any reason why the basic VideoCapture scenario cannot work on WindowsStandalone (hologram recording is another matter). The main work involves re-implementing IMediaCapture APIs from C++/CX to COM/WRL.

NOTE: Even if this API is implemented for WindowsStandalone it *will not" work on Windows 7 as the IMediaCapture interface is only available on Windows 8 and later.

  1. Resolution Note (fix version 2020.1):

    The VideoCapture API implementation was extended to support Windows Editor and Windows Standalone Player in addition to UWP. Documentation has also been updated.

    Since this new implementation is actually feature work (not a bug) there's no plan to backport the changes.

    IMPORTANT: This API will NOT work on Windows 7.

Comments (2)

  1. fasteddoict

    Sep 30, 2020 18:43

    Can also confirm that this is *not* working as of 2020.1.6f1.

    Not working in Windows 10 1909. Editor and Standalone 64bit.

  2. normus28

    Aug 03, 2020 08:04

    Still not working on Windows Editor in 2020.1

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