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Webcam works with Linux
on 9 February 2012
As a Linux Mint 11 user I can never guarantee that any add-on device will work off-the-shelf, or even work at all. This looked like a reasonably priced webcam with an adequate spec for my needs. To my surprise it did work straight out of the box. There was no setting up to do, just plug in and go.
I only wanted the camera for use with Skype. I know the Skype Linux software could be a bit picky about what it accepts, but again there was no problem.
The picture quality is acceptable, but the sound quality is definitely lacking. I can't hear myself on Skype, but I have made some audio recordings using the webcam microphone and I can tell you that the sound is very muffled. I have a Logitech USB microphone which is much better than this. Fortunately I am able to turn the webcam microphone off and use the Logitech when required.
I have given the webcam three stars only because of the very disappointing sound. The pictures are what I expected and it is good value for money.