[nSLUG] webcams...

Scott Syms scottsyms at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 23:13:05 AST 2009


You might want to get a look at zoneminder (www.zoneminder.com)- it's more for security monitoring, so it may not be what you're looking for.  There are zoneminder livecd's you can try. 

I've used USB webcams with Linux before- I think there's a video for linux compatibility list out there somewhere- try http://linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/Main_Page

tks

S

On 2009-11-14, at 9:53 PM, 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:
> allows for easy configuration
> allows for secure login
> has a web interface that can be modified, most specifically, the layout, styles, etc.
> 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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