After I responded I read the Skype article in this month's Linux Journal.
They said web cams do work, but playback is not that good. The Linux version
is a 2.0 beta, but the MS version is at 3.2 and has many more features. The
one I was confused about is the HD video support. For that you need the MS
version and a special camara.
On Wednesday 23 April 2008 2:56:58 pm Tessier Alexandre wrote:
> uteck a écrit :
> > I was just watching a show that talked about video conferencing with
> > Skype. There are only a few cameras that are supported and you need the
> > MS version of Skype for it to work.
> That's wrong, I just test it:
> - with integrated webcam (Dell XPS M1330) it works
> - with external webcam (Logitech QuickCam pro 4000) it works.
> I think it works with all webcam that works with linux.
> I don't use skype, i prefer ekiga (it is opensource and it uses
> standards h323, sip...)
> > On Wednesday 23 April 2008 9:38:23 am Ted Markowitz wrote:
> > > I have openSuse 10.3 running on a Latitude D830 and would like to add
> > > a portable webcam for videoconferencing, probably using Skype. Any
> > > suggestions on webcams known to work in this environment would be much
> > > appreciated. Price isn't really an issue and neither is bandwidth.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance.
> > >
> > > --Ted