Creative Webcam (was: Re: USB/Serial adapter)

Sam Pikesley samdavidpikesley at
Wed Aug 21 12:04:00 BST 2002

On a slightly related note, I have one of those
l'espion digital cameras (you may have seen them, they
were selling for 40GBP in Tesco a while ago). gphoto
is fine for getting still pictures out of it, and I
know it works as a webcam because it works with
netmeeting under Windows. I want to use it with
gnomemeeting. Any clues?


--- Antony T Curtis <antony at> wrote: >
Johni el kolgao wrote:
> > On Sun, 18 Aug 2002, Andrew Boothman wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>To me, "man bktr", doesn't make it look like bktr
> supports your webcam.
> > 
> > 
> > 	yup thx, but how can i use my webcam plus ? The
> ov511+ driver comes with
> > 	vid port, but the webcam is always off and
> non-detected by software.
> > 
> I have been playing about with an ov511+ based USB
> webcam and I have 
> found that the userland capture program which uses
> ugen requires many 
> attempts to capture one frame... Result is - it can
> take ages for one 
> 320x240 image and near impossible for 640x480.
> I have kludged a "better" one but results are still
> poor... I am also 
> messing about with a kernel driver (I just have to
> cope with 
> driver-induced panics ;))
> I haven't looked at it for a couple of weeks - been
> busy.
> Regards,
> Antony,
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