Webcam woes again, but not so bad!

Interestingly I decided to see if my Microsoft Lifecam VX1000 would work on Ubuntu 11.10. The microphone worked fine in Sound Recorder, but the camera barely worked in Cheese ( a very grainy image) and neither the webcam nor the mic worked in Skype.
I then had the idea of trying this in Google Video chat, and bingo! It all worked, albeit that on the other machine the sound coming from Ubuntu was quite intelligible but very scratchy – but that might just have been because I was running Ubuntu as a live CD.
It’s very definitely worth (I think) trying this on an install of Ubuntu…

Again, watch this space…

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