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Re: [SPAM DETECT] Linux-compatible webcam recommendations invited



M Daniel R M wrote:
El dom, 11-09-2005 a las 13:57 -0500, Reshat Sabiq escribió:
  
I'm interested in webcams that support both 640x480 and 320x240 
resolutions.

P.S. Preferrably w/ integrated microphone. Preferrably for laptops.

Thanks.
    

Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 works fine for me. It is not too much
expensive (about 65-70 € -Europe), it's a two-year-old model, but I
think still there is nothing better into its range of price/quality.
It's a decent webcam that should work OK; despite Logitech, this gadget
is well supported in Linux since its beginning. Now, it comes with 2
bases, one for CRT monitor surfaces and another one for LCD flat
monitors. The first one is shit in any situation (unstable), so
personally I use the second one for my CRT. It has a integrated mic.

In order to run it, you will need the pwc module loaded. Be careful
because the last one that comes in FC4 doesn't work, probably you will
need to (remove the old one and) install it (the newer one) by hand.

Not to be proud, all in all it's only a webcam, not a digital camera, so
what you can expect from it is approximately what you finally get...

Regards,

Daniel
QuickCam Pro 4000 looks good, but i'm leaning towards Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX.
It appears to be little more affordable, and carries the same features. In particular, I believe both are mountable on a laptop. The only thing i'm concerned about is that STX does video using avi format. I'm not sure if Gnome Meeting, for instance, would be able to handle it. What video format does QuickCam Pro 4000 use?

Thanks.

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