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Old 05-03-2004, 01:33 AM   #1
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which webcam supports Linux

hello all,
I want to buy a Webcam which supports linux..
as i search in google i had known philps supports....
I want Webcam with following features in Linux ::
1)source code of drivers(if possible sampe appl)
2)webcam which will give .mpeg format i.e compressed one (instead of .avi)
Please can anybody send the list of best webcam's with above features..
Note: which can avialable in India
Old 05-03-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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There's maybe hundreds of different models out there! One place to start is the linux USB hardware list at

Search for 'webcam' or a brand name. Anything on this list should have an open source driver.

You can save in pretty much any format you like using applications like mencoder.

Some cheap cameras have really bad picture quality, and cannot record smooth motion. A well-known brand with plenty of reports of successful use is a good idea if you want better quality.

Not sure what other interfaces you can get besides USB. I think some cameras do composite-video-out and you can use them with a TV capture card. But then you can use any camera you like.


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