I would like to suggest that microsoft unlocks the Lifecam software to be an open video input source. I bought a Lifecam Cinema and as soon as i installed it i really REALLY liked the software. It is actually very good for being free with the webcam.
I LOVE how it takes the cam to full performance and does it well. Sadly this software only works with windows live messenger **so i am told, never gotten it to work myself** and the first time i tried to get it to work on Stickam, it
wouldn't read the webcam. I realized that the software takes control of the webcam. Yes, I know that one program at a time can use a webcam and it annoys me that i couldn't use this cam to its fullest with the programs i use most.
Is it too much to ask that microsoft unlocks its Lifecam software as an open webcam video source?