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how can I use this external webcam--old Creative from XP [solved]days

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Stevo
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Re: how can I use this external webcam--old Creative from XP days

#21 Post by Stevo »

Just look for a cheapo webcam on Amazon or similar site. Almost all support Linux, bonus if the advertising or answered questions confirm Linux compatibility.

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j2mcgreg
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Re: how can I use this external webcam--old Creative from XP days

#22 Post by j2mcgreg »

Seeker wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:51 pm tnx for Logitech c270 recommend, j2mcgreg. can get it for $30 at B&H. however it seems bit low end in quality. B&H has Logitech C920s HD Pro Webcam for $70 and is more appealing. However, will it work with MX?
According to this post by Chris Titus it can be made to work well:


https://www.christitus.com/logitech-c920-linux-driver/
HP ProBook 450 G5; CPU Intel i5; 500GB HDD; Intel UHD 620 Graphics; 8 GB Ram
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Re: how can I use this external webcam--old Creative from XP days

#23 Post by Seeker »

tnx j2mcgreg for chris titus material. I watched his video. one thing: he turns off autofocus to improve the picture. but I thought autofocus, which you are paying more for, actually is meant to improve the picture. Actually, I don't like having to go to the command line nor do like having to write (actually, to copy someone elses!) batch file (as the settings changes are lost with each reboot otherwise). I would go with the cheaper webcam, just concerned about too dark a picture. btw, I played with the ring around the lens of my ancient creative webcam and now, though I still get "reception", I no longer see myself. I guess I will buy the cheaper logitech. oh, another question: can I use the app in mx that works with my old webcam also with the cheap logitech device?

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Re: how can I use this external webcam--old Creative from XP days

#24 Post by j2mcgreg »

I have a friend that uses the C270 with Zoom and with guvcview and it works fine with both.
HP ProBook 450 G5; CPU Intel i5; 500GB HDD; Intel UHD 620 Graphics; 8 GB Ram
Acer Aspire V5-571; CPU Intel I3; 500 GB HDD; Intel 2nd Gen Graphics; 8 GB Ram

In Linux, newer isn't always better. The best solution is the one that works.

Seeker
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Re: how can I use this external webcam--old Creative from XP days

#25 Post by Seeker »

tnx j2.....: I will just get the c270. If I ever "broadcast" on the internet (fat chance) I would just upgrade to something fancy. case closed!

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