Re: QSeeMe for Linux - QuickCam Recommendation ?

Terry W. Reed (
Mon, 08 Dec 1997 18:20:01 -0500

There is a list of some supported video capture cards in the Linux Hardware
Compatibility HOWTO @ the Linux Documentation Project site (Sunsite @ UNC):

Look in section 20.4 (Video capture boards / Frame Grabbers).

I also saw some posts on the winnov.public.unix newsgroup indicating that
someone is working on Linux drivers for the Winnov video capture cards
(look on for details on how to access the Winnov newsgroups).=


At 06:08 PM 12/6/97 -0600, Jason Williams wrote:
>On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, Rolf Hemmerling wrote:
>> There is wide support for capture cards for LINUX. If You know an URL
>> about that topic, please tell me. Start looking here:
>I looked there for a little bit....searched for capture card...searched
>for luck...perhaps you mean wide support for video cards.
>> Or look on Your LINUX CDs in the XWINDOWS application section.
>Sounds more like wide support for video cards....
>> I saw the COMPRO Dcam in Spring 1997 on the Hannover Fair. German
>> prices:
>> Quickcam !gray!: 200 DM =3D $99
>> Compro: !color! 298.80 DM =3D $150
>> Quickcam !color!:450 DM =3D $225
>Look for the Quickcam VC which just came out..should be around the same
>price as the grayscale Quickcam
>> If You learn about non-WINDOWS drivers for COMPRO, please tell me !!! As
>> far as I learned, there is **no** support by the LINUX community
>That's probably because there are very few applications which can use a
>capture card in Linux. From what I understand, there isn't a standard API
>for capture cards like in the Mac or Windows machines. Look at all the
>Quickcam patches for various programs (NV, etc).
>> If You buy a digital cam or capture card, look deeply for WIN-NT drivers
>> !!! Most digital cams and older capture cards don=B4t offer drivers for
>> WIN-NT, WIN95 drivers don=B4t work generally with WIN-NT !!!!
>Most people don't use Windows this isn't a problem... :)
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