[nSLUG] webcams...

Daniel Morrison draker at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 01:30:24 AST 2009

I think you're thinking of the Linux-USB device overview. Here's the
'video' section:



2009/11/14 Scott Syms <scottsyms at gmail.com>:
> 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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