webcam video capture

Matthias Apitz matthias.apitz at
Thu Mar 20 08:39:45 UTC 2008

El día Thursday, March 20, 2008 a las 12:16:05AM -0700, Julian Elischer escribió:

> does anyone have anything that can capture video
> from the webcams that we have support for?
> I have been able to get still shots but I would like to be able to 
> write a stream to a file..
> I could do it with firewire, but I need to do it with cheap
> hardware..

I'm using:

Mar 19 18:33:11 rebelion kernel: pwc0: vendor 0x0471 product 0x0329, rev 1.10/0.03, addr 2
Mar 19 18:33:12 rebelion kernel: pwc0: Philips SPC900NC USB webcam
Mar 19 18:33:12 rebelion kernel: pwc0: This camera is equipped with a Sony CCD sensor + TDA8787 (32)

with the kernel module from /usr/ports/multimedia/pwcbsd in my laptop
with 6.2R; works fine as well with Ekiga, for example;

see also:

hops this helps;


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