[ubuntu-uk] Webcam poll - help required (please)

Philip Newborough mail at philipnewborough.co.uk
Thu Jun 5 01:04:51 BST 2008

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 2:27 PM, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> Could you please tell me:-
> A) What hardware you used (specifically the webcam)
> B) Did this work?
> C) If it didn't, what went wrong?
> D) Did you find it relatively easy to do?
> E) Did you get the green flash at the start of your video?
I gave this a try, but failed miserably :( I have one of those
built-in webcams, an OrbiCam if I remember correctly. It works fine
with Cheese but I couldn't get it to work with the above -- I tried
changing the device location to/dev/video0 but it still refused to
play. Oh well, I'm sure I have a couple of other webcams kicking
around somewhere at home, I'll try again with those.

> If you want to make the video available for us to laugh at / evaluate,
> please do :)
The paranoid android in me thinks that everyone who replies
successfully to this is unwittingly volunteering to be a guinea pig
one of Al's twisted projects. I've got to get this working :D

> Here is mine:- http://popey.com/~alan/foo.mpg



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