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which are the easier and best webcams to install?


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Question:From a long time i kept trying to install webcam, but i almost never were successfully. Which are the easiest webcams to use? For example, are there webcams working out of box even on Ubuntu live-CDs without installing? which ones?




Answer:I have put together a list of USB cams, of which I know to work under V4L1 and V4L2. When plugged in, they will appear as /dev/video0 or /dev/video1 depending how many you are using.


Cibox PC-390
Logitech 4000
Logitech Fusion
Philips SPC900NC
Hercules - Webcam Classic
Philips Vesta Pro Scan
Philips ToUCam Pro
Logitech - QuickCam Zoom
Logitech 5000 pro
Creative Live! Cam Optia
Logitech - Quickcam Pro 9000
The Mobility Lab - Webcam Messenger Pro
Philips - SPC1300
Logitech - QuickCam Vision Pro

There are others, however, I am not sure how well they work, yet.

Also a number of CCTV receivers that interface via USB.

Hope that helps.




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 :)

 
 by nitrofurano on: May 15 2010
 
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thank you! :)


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You are welcome =)


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 Re: Re: :)

 
 by nitrofurano on: Jun 13 2010
 
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i bought a simple one: Logitech c120 (i didn't want to spend more than 15eur on a webcam, at least for now) - it uses uvcvideo norm, and works excellently on Linux, just plugging it, without any need on compiling kernel modules, or anything alike.


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 Re: Re: Re: :)

 
 by nitrofurano on: Jun 13 2010
 
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at least it's good enough for this kind of exeriment: sending webcam pictures to zx-spectrum - http://yfrog.com/f/3z201006121852261024x768sp/


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Good to see you got that working :)


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: :)

 
 by nitrofurano on: Jun 16 2010
 
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yes, it seems uvcvideo webcams are better supported on Linux than gspca ones! :) . thanks! :)


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