[Wolves] Linux and webcams

Andy Wootton andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Sat Apr 9 14:05:50 BST 2005

Kevanf1 wrote:

>On Apr 9, 2005 12:24 AM, Lee Parkes <leep at bogus.net> wrote:
>>Has any one got any recommendations for webcams? I'm going to have a play with
>>        http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome
>>But I need a USB webcam. Also where would be the best/cheapest place in
>>Wolverhampton to get one?
>>        Lee
>I don't know about W'ton but what about eBuyer?  They are prety good
>on prices.  You could always take a look at prospective purchases in
>somewhere like PCWorld then order from eBuyer.
I'd consider a low-cost stills camera with video as a freebie add-on. 
I've got a Digital Dreams L'Espion which Linux thinks is an Agfa. Last 
time I looked SiPix had overtaken in value for money. The L'Espion was 
about £25 in Tescos last time I saw one. Try The Gadget Shop. I think 
there's one in Wolvo. There was something that looked very similar in 
the after Christmas sale at Burtons (yes, the clothes shop) for about 
£10. A camera as a keyring is surprisingly useful though L'Espion drains 
batteries even when not in use after a few days.
NOT Creative Labs for all the usual reasons.

Look at Gphoto and Video4lin for lists of what works.


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