[clug] webcam

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Tue Apr 5 23:39:11 GMT 2005

Michael Carden wrote:
> On Monday, April 4, 2005, at 01:19 PM, Ben and Trisha Wyss wrote:
>> I would like to purchase a webcam around the <$50 mark. I have seen a 
>> dicksmith special with a built in mic.
>> All suggestions welcome.
> I bought one for work with a web server built in, multiple protocol 
> support and Pan / Tilt from a remote web interface. Okay, at ~$780 it's 
> not *quite* the cam you're after, but your question prompts me to ask mine.
> The D-Link camera I bought looks a bit like this: 
> http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=295  I have it set up in my 
> server room so I can watch Tom Cruise crawling in through an air duct. 
> Or something.
> It's nice. RJ45 in its backside and it networks to my management 
> desktop... which now needs to be a Windows machine because the cam wants 
> to use an ActiveX control in IE6 to display images. I had been hoping to 

You _changed_ the O/S of your management desktop to suit a webcam? Why
not just buy a webcam that works under Linux in the first place? This
seems a bit like putting the cart before the horse.

Bob Edwards.

> use a Linux desktop machine as the remote management station, but this 
> throws a spanner in the works. Had they used Java or 
> $language_of_choice, the thing might have been cross-platform, but it 
> looks not to be.
> Still, I'm hoping that you with greater wisdom might point a grasshopper 
> like me in the direction of a way to make the darn thing work under Linux.
> Oh, and my apologies for hijacking the thread.
> Cheers,
> MC

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