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Re: [Spca50x-devs] Is gspca driver obsolete?




Am I wrong in thinking that gspca driver supports v4l and not v4l2.  One
advantage to supporting v4l is that flash doesn't support cameras unless they
are supported by v4l.  So until the flash developers go to v4l2 you can't use
any other driver for many webcams if you want to stream video using flash.

Tom Baleno


---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Denver Gingerich" <denver@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Flávio R. Sampaio" <ronisons@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: spca50x-devs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 22:21:01 -0500
Subject: Re: [Spca50x-devs] Is gspca driver obsolete?

> On Jan 5, 2008 8:50 PM, Flávio R. Sampaio <ronisons@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The following page says: "Compared to the opensource SN9C1XX and the
> > obsolete GSPCA driver, the Generic SN9CXXX driver provides better video
> > quality at higher framerate, supports more hardware and works with any
> > application". It's true?
> >
> > Ref: http://www.linux-projects.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=136
> 
> I don't believe that's true.  Ubuntu 7.10 uses the GSPCA driver to
> support some webcams (including my Intel CS110 camera).  It may be
> that the functionality provided by GSPCA for certain webcams is
> obsolete (for example, the webcam might be better supported by another
> driver), but there are definitely webcams that work best with the
> GSPCA driver (at least the Ubuntu people think so).
> 
> The individual running that web site may be wishing to suggest that
> GSPCA is obsolete to suggest people use their driver instead of the
> GSPCA driver.  The support in GSPCA for SN9CXXX chipsets is likely
> much worse than that provided by the driver on the web page you linked
> (since GSPCA doesn't support SN9CXXX chipsets as far as I know).  But
> it was definitely an over-simplification to say that the GSPCA driver
> is "obsolete".
> 
> In case it is relevant to the discussion, the driver provided on the
> web site you linked is proprietary and costs US$14 for a full version.
> 
> Denver
> 
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