[ubuntu-uk] Webcam with built-in mic to work on Ubuntu?

Tim Dobson lists at tdobson.net
Sun Jan 9 14:24:32 UTC 2011

On 07/01/11 22:03, David King wrote:
> I would be interested to know if any of the webcams that work with
> Ubuntu also have an optical zoom -- does anyone know of any? Or is that
> too fancy for a webcam? I need something more powerful than your average
> webcam but a lot cheaper than a proper camcorder, to use as a camera to
> stream live via the web (using livestream.com) rather than record onto a
> disk/memory card/tape.

I managed to get my [expensive] Sanyo CA100 with optical zoom to work as
a webcam (plug & play!) but they seem to have disabled the Optical Zoom
controls when it is being a webcam which sucks really badly. :(

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