Re: NT, LINUX capture card drivers

Rolf Hemmerling (hemmerling@geocities.com)
Fri, 06 Feb 1998 07:56:58 +0100


Jason Williams schrieb:
> The NT drivers for the Quickcam have always lagged behind...I don't eve=
n
> think Windows 3.1 drivers are out for it since it requires a hefty
> computer to begin with..but I don't know.
> BTW, I've heard lots of good things about the Winnov capture cards work=
ing
> perfectly with NT...yet another reason to choose a capture card :)
In Spring 1997, when I decided to buy the Quickcam b/w, the major
advantage was that the NT drivers (for NT 3.5.1, still) *were* released,
and there *were* LINUX drivers available, in opposite to the Quickcam
color and COMPRO DCAM drivers.=20

So there are so many dcams and (older/cheap) capture cards out "just
with WIN3.1 and W95 drivers", no hardware specs (so You can=B4t expect th=
e
release of LINUX drivers ever).=20

So if You are interested in LINUX, check the capture card compatibility
list (on Your Linux CD set, there are "Howto-" documents, on my first CD
it is "z:\docu\howto\hardware, where all LINUX compatible hardware is
mentioned). This is the list of my of LINUX 2.0.32 (SUSE 5.1 edition),
November 1997:

20.3. Video capture boards / Frame Grabbers

=B7 Data Translation DT 2851 Frame Grabber
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/dt2851-2.01.tar.gz>

=B7 Data Translation 3155
<http://krusty.eecs.umich.edu/people/ncowan/linux/welcome.html>

=B7 Diamond DTV2000 (based on BT848)

=B7 Dipix XPG1000/FPG
<http://www.thp.Uni-Koeln.DE/~rjkm/linux/bttv.html>

=B7 Epix Silicon Video MUX series of video frame grabbing boards
<http://www.ssc.com/lj/issue13/npc13c.html>

=B7 FAST Screen Machine II
=20
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/ScreenMachineII.2.0.tgz>

=B7 Hauppage Wincast TV PCI (based on BT848)
<http://www.thp.Uni-Koeln.DE/~rjkm/linux/bttv.html>

=B7 ImageNation Cortex I
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/cortex.drv.1.1.tgz>

=B7 ImageNation CX100
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/cxdrv-0.86.tar.gz>

=B7 ImageNation PX500 (being worked on). Ask for current status
rubini@linux.it

=B7 Imaging Technology Inc. IC-PCI frame grabber board
<ftp://gandalf.expmech.ing.tu-bs.de/pub/driver/icpci-0.2.0.tar.gz>

=B7 Matrox Meteor
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/meteor-1.4a.tgz>

=B7 Miro PCTV (based on BT848)
<http://www.thp.Uni-Koeln.DE/~rjkm/linux/bttv.html>

=B7 MuTech MV1000 PCI
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/mv1000drv-0.33.tgz>

=B7 Pro Movie Studio
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/PMS-grabber.3.0.tgz>

=B7 Quanta WinVision B&W video capture card
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/fgrabber-1.0.tgz>

=B7 Quickcam
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/qcam-0.7c-5.tar.gz>

=B7 Sensus 700
<http://www.robots.com/s700.htm>

=B7 Smart Video Recorder III (based on BT848)
<http://www.thp.Uni-Koeln.DE/~rjkm/linux/bttv.html>

=B7 STB TV PCI Television Tuner (based on BT848)
<http://www.thp.Uni-Koeln.DE/~rjkm/linux/bttv.html>

=B7 Video Blaster, Rombo Media Pro+
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/vid_src-0.6.tgz>

=B7 VT1500 TV cards
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/video/vt1500-1.0.9.tar.gz>

So the Winnov capture cards are not *yet* on this list !!!!!

If You like, all owners of the cards mentioned above may tell our
mailing list which of these cards are compatible with the different
versions of CU-SEEME for WIN 3.1 / WIN95 / WIN-NT (with and without
CU-DOODLE) or QSEEME for LINUX !!!

Of course, the Quickcam mentioned above *is* compatible.

All about CU-SEEME, Iphones, refs and so on:
http://home.pages.de/~h/cuseeme.html
http://home.pages.de/~h/iphone.html
http://home.pages.de/~h/contact2.html
http://home.pages.de/~h/iphone2.html

Sincerely
Rolf
=20
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/ / / Rolf Hemmerling, Germany
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