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Webcam Support

Post by Palladini » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:58 pm

Since Skype will not work with my MiniDV Tape Cameras, I am looking to buy a USB web Cam. I was recommended to the Logitech line of USB Cameras.
I am wondering, is there support for Logitech camera drivers in Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Cinnamon?
If there is, is native to system or do I need to install drivers and if so, how would I do that.
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Re: Webcam Support

Post by kyphi » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:13 pm

UVC (USB Video Class) compliant webcams are plug and play. There are no drivers to install - these are already written into the kernel. Logitech is a good choice.
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Re: Webcam Support

Post by ClixTrix » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:22 am

I use a Logitech C310 for Skype on Mint 18.3 Cinnamon (see sig).

This list at Ubuntu for Skype webcams is pretty old, but at least gives some guidance. Note, this is targeted to the old version of Skype (old program version). The new web version of Skype has been buggy at times, but that's a Skype problem and not technically a cam-Linux problem.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeWebCams
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