Digital camera as Webcam

Karl Larsen k5di at
Sun Feb 3 13:01:59 UTC 2008

H.S.Rai wrote:
> Is there any chance to use digital camera (I have Sony Cybershot
> DSC-S700) as webcam.
> I find
> giving some information. It suggest using xawtv and camorama.
> xawtv give: can't open /dev/video0: No such file or directory
> Similar error of unable to find video device is given by camorama.
> Will connection through USB cable will work? Where to find driver, if required.
> --
> H.S.Rai
Hello. I just ran a test. On my windows Skype, in my laptop, I have a 
old Logitek camera and mike that has a USB plug. It works fine in 
windows but not it appears in Ubuntu. The Linux Skype to this moment 
would do nothing with a call that had video  with it. But this morning 
when I called myself on Linux the Skype asked if I want a video contact! 
I clicked yes and there was my video camera image from the laptop in a 
window on my Linux!

So it occurs to me that we really do not have a good way to test if a 
Digital Camera is plugged into Linux how do we know it is working? I 
can't tell even on Windows. We need another application to test the 
camera in Ubuntu.

But for sure the Ubuntu Skype is ready to accept and display video from 
other users. This is new. We are getting better :-)



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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