Re: QSeeMe for Linux - QuickCam Recommendation ?

Ross Binnie (
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:40:24 -0500

Re B/W Connectix Quick Cams.

A visit to the Connectix page <> will show that they have
no current interest in the B/W cam. It is my understanding (correct me if I
am wrong) that the B/W Q.C. available in retailers are old stock and that
Connectix no longer produce the B/W device.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Williams <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: QSeeMe for Linux - QuickCam Recommendation ?

>On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, Nick Busigin wrote:
>> I would like to use QSeeMe for Linux and am about to buy a QuickCam for
>> this purpose. There appear to be 1 B&W model and two colour models
>> available. I would appreciate a recommendation on which would be the
>> buy.
>As far as I know (though I'm not Linux expert), QSeeMe only sends in
>grayscale. So getting a color camera won't allow you to send color unless
>you're using Win95/NT. The B&W Quickcams are getting cheaper than ever as
>well. I'm hoping Connectix drops the price on them now that the new
>Quickcam VC's are out.
>>From what I can remember, there is one B&W model, and 3 color models:
>Color Quickcam, Color Quickam 2, and Quickcam VC. I'd like to know how
>Connectix improved the Quickcam VC for "videoconferencing applications".
>My guess is it's just marketing hype to get people to use the USB port
>version. I don't see how the parallel port version of the Quickcam VC can
>be that much different than the other parallel port versions.
> * Jason Williams -- Austin, Tx. | |
> * University of Texas at Austin | ___ |
> * BS Computer Science \_|_/
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