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Re: Web cam recommendations?

On 2/23/09, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
> Thomas Cameron wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > Howdy -
> >
> > I travel a pretty fair amount - over 115 nights in hotels in 2008.
> >
> > I use Skype on Linux (both Fedora and RHEL) and I would love to be able
> > to use the web cam feature so I can see my kids before they go to bed.
> >
> > Anyone got a known good web cam for this?  I've never owned a web cam so
> > this is completely new territory for me.

Be aware that even in the case that the webcam is supported, Skype for
Linux is not well supported. In my case, Logitech QuickCam for
Notebooks works perfectly with Fedora 9, but with Skype when I try to
activate the webcam, the program aborts without any hints about the

You could try another choice like Ekiga, although I'm afraid to say it
doesn't reach the quality in video than Skype does (I can receive
video with Skype)

Another option could be AMSN. I got the webcam working with this one as well.

> >
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/BetterWebcamSupport#Test_Plan
> http://hansdegoede.livejournal.com/6317.html
> Rahul
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