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    Hi. I want to implement a mouse using a webcam. I would be tracking a laser pointer dot using a webcam and converting that point to mouse coordinates. I want to develop a java application for it. I am a beginner in java so i would be very thankful if you please help me out with the following:

    * How to launch a java application at startup in windows and linux?
    * How to stream live video from a webcam in java?

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    What you have tried so far? What you have found related to this? Did you search on Google/forum?

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    And how much Java do you know at the present? This sounds like a rather ambitious project for a beginner.

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    At least for Windoze XP, there is a "Startup" folder in which you can place programs and they will get executed at ... hhhmmm... well... at Startup time :)

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    I know about the essentials in java. yes, i had searched through many forums and i could figure out that i have to use java media framework (jmf). But i still cant find how to access the video from a webcam and how to launch my desktop application from startup. plz tell me how i must do it and about any tutorials or books
    Thank u CJSL i ll try it out

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    most programs have an option that you can enable to "load on startup". If you can't find that you can open up command prompt and type msconfig. There should be a tab called startup or boot or something that lists available programs to load on startup. Just enable the one you want.
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    Only for Windows. Actually you cannot open System Configuration Utility in that way, using the command prompt. Open the run command dialog from the Start menu and type msconfig there and click ok.

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    If you use linux, you can try v4l4j (just google it) for capturing and controlling your webcam. To start an application at boot time in linux, you can run it form /etc/rc.local

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