Solved Running a WebCam in Ubuntu???

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April 29, 2014 at 09:41:44
Specs: Linux Ubuntu 12.04.4, 3500ghz 2.5gig
Hi Team - Me again,

I have a bird-cam running marvelous on my XP desktop using Debut Video Capture Software. The problem is that being a dunce when it comes to Linux just at the moment, I downloaded Cheesecake from the Ubuntu software website expecting it to work! I gather i was a tad over optimistic and that it is buggy and requires some code to be added..........So i looked on youtube and found some kid in his bedroom from across the pond (US) explaining that everything would work fine if i cut and pasted some code into Ubuntu.........Yeah right!

Err, where might that code be? and if i found it i ain't got a clue where to open up and install it.........Me Lost - but willing to learn.

Hope this makes sense?


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April 29, 2014 at 14:49:47
Seems like I've drawn a blank on Ubuntu and wecams - maybe I posted in the wrong place????

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April 30, 2014 at 06:51:36
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A different distro might have been a better choice. Zorin for instance is based on Ubuntu but is much more "windows-like". And it comes with Wine which makes it possible to run many Windows programs in Linux.

Or you can try adding Wine to your existing Ubuntu installation.

If you want to stick with Ubuntu, you might wanna consider installing 14.04 LTS. Here's a bunch of links for your reading enjoyment:

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May 1, 2014 at 06:12:30
Thanks Pal,

I will be having a good look through those links as I was intended to install Zorin in the first place - Now i'm not too sure as to whether it is best to create another virtual drive or to somehow install within Ubuntu 12.04.4..........I do already have the 32 bit version of Zorin ready on a disc?


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