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Linux Web camera support & software

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Most webcams in Linux are supported through 'v4l' (or 'v4l2') (video for linux)
It's a framework to support various video capturing devices as TV-cards, webcams, dig. video broadcasting hardware, etc.. within the linux kernel. Besides v4l you'll also need some driver to support the webcam device itself: dive into the kernel srctree and look for your model or google around.
some references:
http://linux.bytesex.org/v4l2/
http://www.exploits.org/v4l/

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Most webcams in Linux are supported through 'v4l' (or 'v4l2') (video for linux)
It's a framework to support various video capturing devices as TV-cards, webcams, dig. video broadcasting hardware, etc.. within the linux kernel. Besides v4l you'll also need some driver to support the webcam device itself: dive into the kernel srctree and look for your model or google around.
some references:
http://linux.bytesex.org/v4l2/
http://www.exploits.org/v4l/


Except that firewire digital webcams (non-dv) are supported through libdc1394, assuming that the camera is considered a 1394 digital camera.

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http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/showproduct.php?product=2036
make sure you don't have this one, otherwise you should be fine.

EDIT: maybe I'm wrong http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=6047141&forum_id=4335

[Edited by - eedok on November 30, 2004 1:42:08 PM]

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