[brlug-general] Well-supported USB webcam
gentooman at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 09:32:35 CDT 2008
Yup, little by little Linux is loosing its charms :-(
On Sunday 23 March 2008 21:17:56 willhill wrote:
> Three years ago, that's how the stable world was. Things get better.
> I have examples of older equipment from the "not so great" older equipment
> world. This one is a DLink:
> Like most free software, it's rock solid. The camera itself leaves a lot
> to be desired. The next one is from an analog camera and capture card.
> Notice how much nicer the image is. That's about what you can get out of
> the EEE PC's built in camera and what I expect from video cameras now.
> Now you want a client and the biggest problem is a fractured, non free
> client population. Skype, I think, has a popular non free client which
> should just work if your friend have Skype. Gnome meeting became Ekiga and
> this is a first class communications program ... if you can get your
> friends to use it or something that talks to it. The KDE IM client kopete
> has web cam support but I don't know if it works in Etch because I have
> moved on to Lenny and only one person I know has a web cam that might talk
> to it. This is one area that will change drastically if Google's chat
> client is widely used and they get video chat going.
> On Sunday 23 March 2008, Daniel Webb wrote:
> > Excellent, that's exactly what I wanted to hear! I was afraid I would
> > get the answer I sometimes get in the Linux world when things barely
> > work, which goes something like "theoretically, X driver will support
> > some things, maybe".
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