Re: webcam + apache (newbie)
From: Keve Nagy (NO_SPAM_at_poliod.hu)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 10:07:07 +0200
I assume that most people here are not experienced in the webcam topic.
I base my assumption on the fact that a couple of weeks ago I asked a
similar question here, regarding the use of internet cameras (actually I
was trying to get suggestions for video-telephoning, using a firewire or
usb camera, a mic and a soundcard) and I received no replies at all.
Knowing that this is an active and very helpful newgroup, I presume that
nobody felt to be experienced enough to comment the question.
I am only telling this to prepare you that you may end up without
answers as well.
Anyway, I finally decided to go for a firewire camera. As I did not find
any good guide on how to use such one under FreeBSD, I decided to go for
an iSight and use it with a relatively cheap, second-hand Macintosh. Of
course, when I have the device I will keep on trying to get it working
under FreeBSD, and if I have any success I will post a report in this
> Hi group,
> I am planning to buy a webcam to put streaming video on my website. I
> managed to get my site (running apache-1.3.28 on 4.9-RELEASE) up without
> Now I need some advice as to which webcam to buy (preferably parallel),
> which software to use and how to get it running using apache. It doesn't
> have to be all that fancy (I was thinking about a 640x480 output in color).
> What are your experiences?
> Thanks in advance.
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