These Vimicro webcams can be had on ebay for around $15.
If you are anything like me, losing drivers for older hardware comes naturally. After scouring Google high and low I managed to find these working drivers.
Most search engines usually point to various sites who want to charge for this driver download. Here it is, no bull attached. Enjoy: Vimicro USB Webcam Driver 301
Works with Window98 to XP
I found the latest drivers for Windows 2000, XP and Vista 32 and 64 bit. Grab them here: Vimicro XP and Vista
And also this excellent Vimicro detection tool (with download link): Vimicro detector
The detector will download the correct driver for what ever Vimicro webcam model you have - Very handy.
All files as always, have been scanned with the latest version of Avast.
I'll keep updating this page as it seems to be a popular google search.
If you are still having major driver trouble, an application like Driver Finder can do wonders - never worry about a driver again.
There are quite a few cheap webcams available on ebay a lot still use the Vimicro chipset:
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Thanks for the link.
Yeah,finally I found the good guy, thank you so much.
Perfect,thanks soo much
Lost a whole heap of comments with a site issue.
Links are all fixed again 🙂
I bought this camera because of the infra red feature and ended up being a really good camera with good resolution. The infra red makes it quite unique.
hey thanks for the link coz im having trouble locating and downloading the right driver for my webcam.. thanks again
Your driver is not approved by Windows or it will destablize your XP system. No logo means bad driver!
I NOT SPEAK ENGLISH VERY WELL BUT I NEED SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WEB CAM
I LOST THE CD WITH THE INSTRUCTION
Uncertified drivers does not mean its a bad driver, It just has not been submitted to Microsoft for signing.
As for instructions on use: Extract the driver package, plug in camera, when windows asks for the driver - point it to the extracted directory.
Thanks for drivers
thx 4 the driver, appreciated - have been searching for 1/2 an hour!!
I've been searching for this driver for hours since!!! it only took a few seconds to download the files and it worked!!!!
THANKS A LOT!!!
Thanks for driver. Lesson learned: don't buy unknown brand which is almost unheard on the Net and has a teeny crappy website that won't last long. Should have considered Logitech instead.
Very useful link - I now have my webcam working under Vista. Thank you.
thanks guys so much lovly thnaks again
Thanks a lot, many time and ago searching this driver...
Hi I have one of these webcams, i believe it is vc0303. my laptop is vista. camera lights and sound work but no picture (black screen) when i try to download your vimicro detector my laptop goes crazy, flashing screen constantly!! i have to shut down computer, when i try to download other version, same thing happens, can anyone advise my why this is happening and why i only get black screen on webcam???? helpl!!!! its driving me crazy!!! Many thanks Gail
The Vimicro detector should work - It is made by Vimicro.
Could be a graphics issue, Try downloading new drivers (after uninstalling your current ones) for your graphics chip and maybe try updating DirectX also.
i very well thanks to your site.. because of you i find my driver in mny webcam. that lost the cd.
Thank you so much i ahve been looking everywere for this as this camera is marketed under a whole bunch of brandnames
You should get a medal!
chip detector does not work on my xp
chip detector does not work on my xp i does detec the camera but driver didnt work it stall the camera but not donout doesnt work
What is the actual make of the camera?
Sorry, you have no video capture hardware..
..This is the message that appears when i open the AMCAP..
..It is still not working for me..Need help..Please..I lost the installation cd for this webcam..
This sounds more like it could be a USB driver issue. Do you have any issues using a different usb device in the same port?
I want to thank you from bottom of my heart. I have searched everywhere, but none worked. This is the best place for the vimicro drivers. Thanks a lot
There's nothing really wrong with my usb ports..Any usb device works..Thank you so much for the reply..I've been waiting..Need help..
Hey, this is really useful. I bought a vimicro, and it arrived without software. Thank you very much for keeping it available!
I tried to download the driver-it keeps asking for the disk, which I don't have. I must be doing something wrong-any suggestions? Thanks for providing this.
Click on "Have Disc" and point it to the directory you extracted the download. It will then install. A restart may be required if you are using XP.
Let me know if you need more in depth detail 🙂
Oh-my-god, thank you sooo much, i lost the CD so it wouldnt work, i lost the CD to my other webcam to, but yayy, its workingg .! Thanx
Hi, with best wishes.
however you gaved me the key for searching vimicro driver but it isn't worked for mine.
my PC camera is Vimicro 03505 OR "305+6241"
your Driver with a little change recognise it as "ZC305" But I know it is not that model. here writed too many number
like "305+6241" , "DLV-B22" and "03505"
I think 305 determine model type but what about other??
it has 6 led ....
Do u have any Idea??
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
thanx a lot
Try this link Tars if the Detection tool doesn't work. http://mirror.sunny-network.com/vimicro/drivers/VC0305_drv_60hz_whql_050325_04.rar
Thnx bro or sis...
i have extracted the files from the zip file but i can't understand which file to be used for the process
Right click My computer.
Go to Device manager.
Select webcam device.
Click update driver.
Click on “Have Disc” and point it to the directory you extracted the download. It will then install. A restart may be required if you are using XP.
Hey dude, how do I get this driver used for my Xtech Webcam. I tried using yr drivers for my webcam but it doesnt get detected. Any suggestions.
Try these ones: http://www.driverblog.org/video/x-tech-webcam-drivers/
Hard one to find.
downloaded both files, update wizard goes half way through and then asks for usb pc camera disk into cdrom nd then click ok. dont have disc...
Point it to the location where you extracted the driver. Should work fine after this 🙂
forgot to mention i did tell it to look in that folder for drivers. it says not passed windows testing, i hit continue, it starts to load about 60% through &; stops at tsbyuv.dll then asks to insert disc 🙁 - its looking for usbVM305.sys
found this .zip and it did the trick 🙂
Thanks alot, hope it works
Thanks a ton man! The driver CD that came with this was useless and installed the wrong version, i finally got the camera working with this driver. BTW I have a 480K version of the camera.
thanks very much...god bless u.
perfect and worked a treat. many thanks to the poster saved me a lot of time hunting this down....
thankss mr Azzx i really needed it 🙂
I purchased a Prestigio 2Mp High Performance Cam but I can't find a working driver for it.
The driver that's included in the packaging "drv354" is definitely NOT working.
Where can I find one that'll be compatible? Could this one work?
Thanks in advance
hello it`s work windows7 x64
Thanks in advance
good luck you ^^
Hey. I've downloaded the driver and my computer finally connects with the cam and recognize it.
Only problem now is that i get no picture, only a white screen...
What's the problem?
Is this only in MSN as I have come across this before.
Make sure the webcam has been selected otherwise run the MSN live installer and update MSN (even if it doesn't require updating)
hi thankls for the driver , iv found it a few places today(as iv lost the original disc) but i cant get any of these lil driver packs that have the mic driver too , i remeber the original disc wwent thru 2 installations, 1 for cam and 1 for mic but cant seem to get mic working , would love to have it all firing as we talk to relatives in Australia alot and its so much easier with mic!!
any help greatfully appreciated
The Vimicro cam I have just gets plugged into the Microphone input on my soundcard, you just need to set it up in the volume control panel. The webcam MSN wizard should help with this also.
thank you sooo much.
ive been searching for this driver for so long so i decided to take the camera apart and look at the chip 🙂
Finally got it working.
Keep up the great work
thanks for the link on the DETECTOR program --- hard to trust programs like that, but that Vimicro DETECTOR worked for my vista -- thanks again
thank you very much it working very well.....
it's working for CBR I-PC-12A web camera
Thank you It worked like a charm! Thanks for doing that.
Thnaks! uique driver on internet that works for this camera
does the vmcro usb cam work on win 7?thanks