[nSLUG] webcams...

Daryl 7thson.clone at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 22:30:54 AST 2009


I've had luck getting my Creative Live! webcam working with Motion and 
it seems pretty configurable, at least from what I've played with. Not 
sure if you can still get them or not though. I've got an old Logitech 
I'll try and see if it works as well.

Michael Gillie wrote:
> Hello fellow Linux Users,
>  
> I'm in a bit of a bind. I'm trying to get my hands on a webcam that 
> will actually work with, you guessed it, Linux. I'm going to admit, 
> I'm running into road blocks. I'm using Debian 4.0 or Ubuntu, 
> whichever is the first to do what I want. I've been working with a 
> newer Logitech Quickcam, but my frustrations are building. I have to 
> build a light-weight streaming server, and broadcast the feed from the 
> camera.
> I'm planning on using VLC as the media server.
>  
> If anyone has any great ideas, PLEASE let me know. This is a school 
> project.
>  
> Here are the basics of the system...
>  
> It's a Dell Latitude D610.
> It runs both Ubuntu 9.04 and Debian 4.0 without a hitch, stability-wise.
> It needs an opensource webcam streaming server which:
>
>    1. allows for easy configuration
>    2. allows for secure login
>    3. has a web interface that can be modified, most specifically, the
>       layout, styles, etc.
>    4. MUST be open source, and free.
>
> So, that leads me to ask where can I find an older or compatible 
> webcam at a reasonable price?
> I would prefer used, as I have to dismantle it down to the basic wire 
> and "eye".
>  
> Thanks,
>  
>  
> Michael Gillie 
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