Which Webcam for Videochat ZOOM and Mint 19.3 ? [SOLVED]

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Which Webcam for Videochat ZOOM and Mint 19.3 ? [SOLVED]

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Hello to everyone!
There are some discussions on this subject, but mostly how to use outdated devices (like my Logitec Quickcam Pro 9000). I am willing to spend some money to buy a modern webcam which works with 19.3 - 64-bit and perhaps also with WIN10-64 Pro. Would be nice to hear users experience with videochat-software ZOOM. I noticed also the actual shortage of webcams on the market. Is there some test-software available to inspect/control camera properties besides ZOOM?
Who can help? Thanks for advice.
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Re: Which Webcam for Videochat ZOOM and Mint 19.3 ?

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I have seen ref to the cheese app. Perhaps that will help. Not by a pc right now but it maybe in software mgr.
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I use a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and it works fine, no extra drivers needed. And yes, Cheese is in the repos and works well for testing.
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Do you have a smatphone? Use DroidCam, works great. Clients for Linux and windows
http://www.dev47apps.com/
Cheese can't see my Logitech webcams, it sees only the DroidCam client which is not running at the moment
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Re: Which Webcam for Videochat ZOOM and Mint 19.3 ?

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Hello Moem, my test using Cheese was succesful. Be be clear, bevor I go on to install ZOOM: did you really used ZOOM with this Logitec Quickcam 9000 PRO bevor? I am yet very gratefull for your info, because I thought this device is not at all useable anymore. Might it be possible to use the microphone with a seperate software like audacity? Thanks in advance.
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I too use a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 which works well including the microphone. I do not use Zoom but do use "Whereby" for video communication: https://whereby.com/
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Daddylongleg wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:19 am
Hello Moem, my test using Cheese was succesful. Be be clear, bevor I go on to install ZOOM: did you really used ZOOM with this Logitec Quickcam 9000 PRO bevor?
Yes I have.

You can also use Cheese to make a video clip with sound, to test the sound capabilities of your setup.

I have not tried using the microphone on the webcam in Audacity, and for Zoom I use a separate headset, in fact a very simple and cheap smartphone headset. I get better results that way, because there is no chance of the mic picking up the sound from the speakers.
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Hi Moem,
You helped me quite a lot. I will go on now using ZOOM. Thanks to all the others. Best regards Niborapo
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Re: Which Webcam for Videochat ZOOM and Mint 19.3 ? [SOLVED]

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Glad I could help!
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