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Old 12-11-2004, 10:01 AM   #1
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Do webcams work in linux?

If so, how do I set it up using yahoo/gaim?
Old 12-11-2004, 11:22 AM   #2
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So far, Yahoo and such don't support webcams under Linux. Sorry.
Old 12-11-2004, 11:50 AM   #3
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You'll need to do some research about your particular device in order to find out. Or at least mention here what model you're talking about.
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You can use any capture device that works in Linux. Most PCI video capture cards and a few dozen USB eye ball cameras (aka web cams). Check the HCL in this forum what web cams or PCI capture cards work in Linux. Though I go for a PCI capture card because the H.263 codec will compress a lot better and it gives a much better picture to the other user.

You will need to find a video conferencing plug-in for your instant messaging programs.


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