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Re: Video capture device

On Thu, 2010-09-09 at 09:37 +0200, Jorge Cabrera wrote: 
> Hello,
> I wanted to set up a videoconference service at my company using a sony 
> video camera with a usb video capture device and linux (Ubuntu to be 
> specific). The videoconference system we're using is through webex and 
> megameeting. I am currently using an Avermedia video capture device but 
> the problem I had was that for this device the default input was "Tuner" 
> and even dough I could set the default input to S-Video with v4l 
> utilities this would only work with mplayer, vlc... but it wouldn't work 
> with flash or java in a browser which are the technology behind most of 
> online videoconference services. So after a month of banging my head 
> against the wall I gave up and installed another operating system. 
> Windows. Yes, I know.
> But now I want to give it another try so this time I was thinking of 
> trying with another video capture usb device so I wanted to ask the 
> members of this list if you ever made one of this devices work perfectly 
> under linux, specially with flash or java technologies. I think I would 
> have the same problems with any Avermedia device so maybe there's 
> something out there that works.

I am using a Logitec USB webcam and it works with flash. I have noted
that it does not work with all versions of flash. So I have a specific
version that I do not reinstall and then it continues to work. This is
on openSUSE. But I suspect it is the same for all Linux distos as they
cannot change the flash parts.

There is an application called cheese that is great for testing these
devices. If it works there, then you can be sure the OS is doing the
right thing. Which is a good first step.

> Thanks for your help,
> Have a nice day

Roger Oberholtzer

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