Tuesday, December 2, 2008

So... back to a lower resolution....

Another turn in the whole webcam thing...

So, I decided that I had no need for a high resolution on the web cam.  It was taking 30 seconds to upload a picture... it was using 1GB a day on my hard drive... and you couldn't even read the timestamp without zooming into the picture...

So, the resolution came down.  to a nice comfortable 640 X 480 (the old standard TV resolution.)  I don't really think anyone will notice, except for the faster load time on my blog, or maybe if they try to zoom in on the picture. 

Anyway... yea... and if you were attentive about 20 minutes ago, then you would have seen the funky purple image from my old camera...

Apparently the port on my USB hub that I connected my old camera to is lower than the USB hub that my new camera is connected to...

In short, my old camera became /dev/video0, and the new one became /dev/video1... so skype was using then new camera and motion was using the old one... good for skype, but doesn't work for motion.

anyway... that's all for now.

Later,

     SteveO