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--------- Mensaje reenviado --------
> De: M Daniel R M <danes16subscrip3 ya com>
> Para: fedora-list redhat com
> Asunto: Re: [SPAM DETECT] Linux-compatible webcam recommendations
> invited
> Fecha: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:35:06 +0200
> 
> El lun, 12-09-2005 a las 23:05 -0500, Reshat Sabiq escribió:
> 
> > >   
> > I just plugged in STX: doesn't appear to be supported, but i'll play a
> > little.
> > I looked up QuickCam Pro 4000 as well: is it true that it supports
> > crazy resolutions like 1280x960? 
> 
> Reshat, I can not imagine why someone would need such resolutions in a
> webcam... I don't know what are "the limits" -if existing...;-)- they
> claim in the Windows software for this, all in all such high resolutions
> are always obtained by zooming and pixel interpolation, and quality goes
> down proportionally. IMO "Semi PAL-DVD" 352x288 is a very good frame
> size for the purpose of a webcam. 
> Anyway, I think that the max resolution that the pwc driver can provide
> is 640x480, but I don't know if there is any app that can manage that. 
> 
> > 
> > Daniel, are you able to view QuickCam Pro 4000 stream from within
> > Gnome Meeting window, or do you have to use an external app, like vlc?
> 
> Yes, I am able to view both from GnomeMeeting and from some other apps,
> like vlc. For example here, in vlc, you can view the capture at full
> screen (1024x768 in my case), but quality turns down as you can
> imagine..
> 
> >  Also, are you able to use the built-in mike on QuickCam Pro 4000? 
> > 
> 
> Yeah, it works. It is recognized as a sound usb-device, and can be
> managed by the "Gnome Volume Control" applet, it appears as another
> alsamixer device.
> 
> 
> > Thanks.
> > -- 
> 
> Regards, 
> 
> Daniel
> --
> 


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