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Old 11-15-2002, 08:28 AM   #1
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need advice to buy a webcam


Hi all!

I've decided to buy a webcam (since Gnome Meeting is running so well on audio ), and I don't know which one to buy. Can you, the ones who already have one tell me which one is the best? Or at least which ones have no linux support yet? I've did some research on the web, and the things I've found are scarce and outdated

I needed to be a USB cam, and the machine I plan to use it has RedHat 8.0 installed.

Thnaks for your time.

Regards,
Sourian

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Old 11-15-2002, 11:30 AM   #2
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http://qce-ga.sourceforge.net/

-K
 
Old 11-15-2002, 12:27 PM   #3
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buy anyone webcam that is not USB,
 
Old 11-15-2002, 02:31 PM   #4
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zLinuxz ... what type of webcams are there appart from usb?!?!

KevinJ, I know about qce-gq driver...I was lokig for a webcam. The only webcam I can find from there is a QuickCam Express, and they seem pretty crapy
 
Old 11-15-2002, 03:06 PM   #5
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Its a freaking webcam. Aren't they ALL crappy?

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Old 11-15-2002, 03:51 PM   #6
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ok...ok...I got your point...

Thnks for the tips. Subject closed.

Regards,
Sourian
 
Old 11-15-2002, 11:23 PM   #7
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get a tv input card, connect your video camera, and you'll get awesome video. just like if it was a dvd,

you can also make your own mpegs.
 
Old 11-15-2002, 11:42 PM   #8
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zLinuxz...too expensive...I just needed for chat...from time to time...

Thanks for your input though.

Regards,
Sourian

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Old 11-16-2002, 08:10 PM   #9
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how much is the web cam you are thinking of buying?

cuz the tv card is about 50 bucks, tops.
 
Old 11-17-2002, 01:13 AM   #10
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it's a problem!
you can try to compile kernel
 
Old 11-17-2002, 02:14 AM   #11
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ehm, what's a problem??
 
Old 11-17-2002, 04:27 AM   #12
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zLinuxz...the TV card is 50 bucks, but the video camera? How much is it? 'Cause don't have it.

The webcam I want is a Logitech. I saw that they have the largest support for linux.

flavor, compiling the kernel is not a problem.

Regards,
Sourian.
 
Old 12-02-2002, 01:24 PM   #13
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my logiteck pro 3000 freezes up the kernel on 2.4.14 -> 2.4.20, gett random ohci (usb controler) poops on screen.
 
Old 12-02-2002, 01:34 PM   #14
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If you don't want a USB one, you could try a parallel one, bu they're getting on a bit now!

Alternively, goto linux-usb.org and look through the supported usb cameras. You might want to cross reference with the supported devices under V4L (video for Linux). There's some documentation on the V4L project under the kernel source Docs dir.

HTH
 
Old 12-02-2002, 03:02 PM   #15
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webcam

Hi guys!

I've just got a Creative WebCam Pro. Works like a charm with kernel 2.4.18-18.8.0

No additional driver required. Image is kind of greenish, but looks nice aver all.

Regards,
Sourian
 
  


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