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Date:      Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:20:12 +1000
From:      Da Rock <freebsd-questions@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Webcam Selection
Message-ID:  <4F4D6F3C.8020101@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <201202282046.q1SKkK19004913@slippy.cwsent.com>
References:  <201202282046.q1SKkK19004913@slippy.cwsent.com>

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On 02/29/12 06:46, Cy Schubert wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> After a number of years just lying in desk drawer my old Logitech spherical
> webcam died. So, I'm looking for a new one. It's not that I use it a lot.
> My wife will be heading out of province to our son's place next month to be
> there for the birth of our first grandson. The plan was to use a webcam to
> send back pictures later (not on the day of, of course but a week later).
> Anyhow I need to replace the old with a new webcam. The last time I used
> the old webcam it was hooked up to a Windows XP system. I've since retired
> that machine, along with the retirement of three FreeBSD machines, leaving
> me with a few servers and my FreeBSD laptop. I'm hoping to use the webcam
> with Pidgin with MSN. Can anyone suggest a brand and model? It needs to
> have good image quality and needs to work with FreeBSD 9.0. Any suggestions?
Thanks to the hard work of Luigi Rizzo and Co, just about any CE device 
should work. If it works on linux it will work here now, using webcamd.



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