[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

OpenBSD and web cameras - searching for a definitive answer



Hi everyone!

Despite searching thoroughly through the mailing list archives and Google, I was not able to find a clear answer to this question: are there any programs available to control a modern USB webcam, such as Logitech QuickCam or Vimicro webcam, using OpenBSD (3.7)?

The graphics/cqcam port only supports parallel port webcams, which in my opinion should be considered obsolete.

The graphics/vid port only supports cameras with Omnivision OV511 or OV511+ chipsets, meaning that at least QuickCam and Vimicro are *not* supported. I'm now trying to find out if the current Creative webcams still use the OV511+ chipset.

The Vimicro camera was properly recognized and assigned to /dev/ ugen0, but I found no way to use it. The Logitech QuickCam was not even recognized - except for it's built-in microphone, which was assigned to /dev/uaudio0.

Can anyone shed any light on this issue?

Thanks!

- Jyri

#####################################################
This message has been checked for viruses and spam.
www.turvamies.fi info_(_at_)_turvamies_(_dot_)_fi
#####################################################



Visit your host, monkey.org