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Sample output: a screen capture of xcqcam

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cqcam is a free Color QuickCam (PC/Parallel) control program for various PC Unixes, written by Patrick Reynolds. It is independent of Scott Laird's qcam package and those derived from it and has several features that they do not. cqcam has been tested on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris/x86, BSDI, QNX, and LynxOS, and could probably be ported easily to (almost) any other PC Unix out there.

cqcam supports the Color Quickcam and Color Quickcam 2. It does not support B&W Quickcams, the Quickclip, the Quickcam VC, the Quickcam Home, the Quickcam Express, the Quickcam Pro, or the Quickcam Web. Logitech is to blame for that. See the FAQ for details.



Older versions

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There are a bunch of other drivers for PC Unixes (and a few for OS/2) at
For a Windows frame-grabber and webcam system, go to

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