[Wolves] Linux and webcams
andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Sat Apr 9 14:05:50 BST 2005
>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
>>But I need a USB webcam. Also where would be the best/cheapest place in
>>Wolverhampton to get one?
>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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