HardwareSupportComponentsMultimediaWebCamerasPhilips

Summary

Make

Model

Driver

Supported

Works?

Ubuntu Version

Comments

Last Updated

Philips

SPC900NC/00 "ToUCam Pro III"

pwc

Yes

Yes

9.04 Beta

Autodetected and working. Had to remove my tv card (have not tried to have my tv card inserted now that I use 9.04 Beta), however there might be a way around this. Identified as "0471:0329 Philips". 10 fps default, 15 fps after using setpwc.

2009-Apr-16

Philips

PCVC840K "ToUCam Pro II"

pwc

Yes

Yes

Autodetected and working correctly. However gnomemeeting fails to detect availability of /dev/video1 (I have a tv card on /dev/video0) and so gnome meeting is unable to use the cam. Camorama works fine. As the pwc driver is working correctly all other webcams supported by pwc should also work. Check here for a list

2005-May-18

Philips

PCVC720K/00 "ToUCam XS"

ov511

Yes

Not out of the box

This cam uses the ov518 chipset. It is Autodetected but complains that it can't enable compression. Simply adding 'ovcamchip' to /etc/modules so it loads the ovcamchip module resolves this, but the cam still wont work until you download, compile and install the latest Experimental ov511 driver from http://alpha.dyndns.org/ov511/. (The driver supplied with Ubuntu doesn't seem to have ov518 compatibility yet...)

200?-Oct-25

Philips

PCVC690K

pwc

Yes

Yes

6.06

Great CCD camera with microphone

2006

Philips

SPC611NC/37

None

No

No

This camera is identified as "093a:2601 Pixart Imaging, Inc." but no driver seems to exist for it yet.

2007-Jan-21

Philips

SPC500NC

gspca

Yes

Not out of the box

7.04

The camera is identified as "093a:2603 Pixart Imaging, Inc." The quality of image is poor. Works only with the latest gspca driver.

2007-Aug-17

Philips

PCVC740K

pwc

Yes

Yes

7.10

Autodetected and working correctly. Video and microphone works out of the box.

2007-Dec-15

Philips

SPC315NC

gspca

Yes

Yes

10.04

Ubuntu 64bit. Autodetected and working correctly. Video works out of the box. Does not work with Skype.

2010-Dec-15

Philips

SPC230NC

gspca

Yes

Yes

8.10

AMD64 version of Kubuntu. Autodetected and working correctly. Had to install the latest GSPCA driver and preload the module. Image quality needs some work but this can be tweaked in module settings. Works with all programs including Skype.

2009-Jan-25

HardwareSupportComponentsMultimediaWebCamerasPhilips (last edited 2010-12-15 18:48:34 by alexis-m2osw)