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Old 03-28-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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Bird Box Web Cam


Hi Team,

I have a web-cam in a nest-box in the garden. When using Windows It used to run great using the free version of "Debut" or the supplied "Arc software". I have not tried to run the cam for a while but when I first dabbled with Linux last spring I could not get anything to as much as recognise the device.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Pozzouk.
 
Old 03-28-2016, 12:16 PM   #2
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Hi. Did you try Cheese or VLC and is it USB or?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Webcam-HOWTO/hardware.html

Have fun!

Edit\add: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video4Linux

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Old 03-28-2016, 09:30 PM   #3
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If it doesn't work in Cheese, try it with guvcview; it should be in the repos. If you don't get it working with either one of those, post the make and model of the device.
 
Old 03-28-2016, 10:55 PM   #4
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I have a cheapie creative web cam and wxcam works for me. Its a little dated looking but has always worked for me.
 
Old 03-28-2016, 11:00 PM   #5
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"Bird Box Web Cam".x.x.o?
 
  


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