Seeking advice on a video camera for FreeBSD

mag at mag at
Fri May 12 10:28:14 UTC 2006

     Unfortunately, as I know, now FreeBSD supports only BrookTree 848/878
PCI video capture card. This means that only a TV-compatible video camera
can be used with the card, working with FreeBSD.

     Now VIMICRO (, a Chinese company, has a large
market share of cheap USB video camera chip all over the world. Its Linux
driver is being expected to be ported to FreeBSD.

                                                From Beijing, China

Mikhail Teterin wrote:

> Hello!
> I'd like to buy a simple video camera to improve upon the currently 
> text-only "instant messenger" communications.
> What is known to work well with things like KDE's kopete?
> For one of the machines it should be a either a PCI-X, a USB-2, or a Firewire 
> connection. For the other -- a PCI or a USB (an older machine).
> Thanks for your suggestions!
> 	-mi
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