[clug] Recommendations for webcam setup.
sunnzy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 15:52:05 GMT 2007
You might want to try Ekiga.org for video conference.
I have no tried it myself... but I think it should be better than aMSN
or Kopete since it does not need to reverse engineer the protocol but
just implementing standard protocols.
Please correct if I am wrong.
2007/3/12, Randall Crook <rcrook at vtown.com.au>:
> I have a logitech Quickcam experess. It works better on linux via
> kopete (Yahoo protocol) than it does on windows. But that is in image
> quality only... Quite franky even under windows the only package I have
> seen that streams fast enough for sign that I have used is skype.
> Unfortunately skype for linux doesnt support the webcam yet.
> Maybe someone else on the list may have used something else that
> has a decent streaming rate, but as of now, I have not seen anything
> that would be usefull for something like sign.
> Randall Crook.
> On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 13:42 +1100, Arafangion wrote:
> > Crossposting from the PCUG mailing list:
> > I would like to purchase a webcam and a new router, so that I can do
> > webcam conversations with some of my friends.
> > The reasons are:
> > 1) My router is crap :) Hence replacement.
> > 2) I'm learning Auslan, and would like to have Auslan conversations with
> > some friends. Auslan is a visual-only language, the preferred Sign
> > language of the Deaf community, hence the webcam :)
> > I have noticed that receiving a webcam video feed from a friend using
> > aMSN is slow, even with my (current, crappy) router correctly setup so I
> > am asking here for:
> > "What's the best setup for a live video chat session with other users?".
> > These other users are unlikely to use Linux, so I am after advise about:
> > 1) What's a good webcam. I'm thinking of going to the store and asking
> > for "A good logitech webcam less than $100", and hoping that it works in
> > Linux, with the assumption that Logitech cameras are generally quite
> > well supported on Linux.
> > 2) What's a good program to use for the video chat - and why. :)
> > I'm ok with having a lagged video stream, but I do not want a jerky
> > video stream.
> > Thanks. :)
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