Can anyone recommend a webcam?

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Tue Sep 8 17:55:25 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 12:27:29PM -0400, William O'Higgins Witteman wrote:
> I am running testing, and so the kernel is 2.6.30 - I'm hoping that
> that is all right.  How do I determine if a webcam is UVC compliant?

It should have a UVC logo on the package.  It's a major selling feature
since anything windows XP SP1 and higher has drivers built in so no
drivers need to be installed.

I remembered wrong.  XP SP2 added support for UVC.

Apparently webcams must be UVC to get a Vista Certified logo according
to wikipedia.  Even the PS3 supports UVC, so these days any new webcam
would be insane if it wasn't UVC based.

A short list (far from complete) is here:
many more here:

> I agree, but if I want to talk to my wife I have to enter the silo she's
> in.  I will try to migrate her to ekiga in due course, but right now I
> have a scheduled conversation with her tonight.

There are lots of other options so I simply won't deal with skype.

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