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Webcam in system settings (and scanner)

  

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Webcam in system settings (and scanner)
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Submitted:  Mar 27 2008
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Ok, so now with all your comments I can make a new description on this idea, which I hope will be clearer:



So the idea is as we have a global backend for sound in kde4, it's to say phonon, to use other backends to configure them in kdesettings:

v4l2 (for webcams)
sane (for scanners)
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so we will not have to reconfigure contrast etc. for each application using webcam, as we don't want to configure sound for each application.

i don't imagine to have to configure vlc, dragon player and so on... as now i can configure only phonon.


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Hi, I'm trying KDE4 for a long time, and i was just wondering something:

Why is there no webcam option in systemsettings?

I know there is such a configuration in kopete, but in the spirit of kparts, why isn't there a link to this part in advanced systemsettings?

As we have a link for digital camera, i things it's the same class level of hardware (and also scanners), so i think it would be great to have this part in system settings.For me the configuration of devices should be in systemsettings.

I don't know but maybe it will help to create other webcam-based programs in the spirit of Cheese (GNOME) or photobooth (Apple).

What do you think of it?




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cameras, normally, doesn't require additional driver to work, in according with hal and udev rules..
But webcams need drivers..and there are so many models and variants..that is quite impossible to compile a compatibile list.
Cheese or camorama are only simple programs.. both works only if the webcam is installed correctely..


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 Re: webcam

 
 by donpaco on: Mar 27 2008
 
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i agree with you, but maybe it's like sound system. In KDE4 we have phonon for sound, we can configure general settings of the card, even if each card has a specific driver.

As we have v4l and v4l2 to control most of webcams, why not consider on the same level?


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 Re: Re: webcam

 
 by kennyX on: Mar 27 2008
 
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I totally agree.
It is of course also strange that hardware in general should by configured by an application and not KDE.
So I think that even things like scanner, webcams, tv tuner, usb-devices. Should be configurable via the KDE control panel, separation of concerns is a necessity.


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 yep

 
 by DanaKil on: Mar 27 2008
 
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I agree too.
Another problem, the average user don't know what is "phonon"... he wants an "hardware" group, with his tv card, webcam, ...


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 Kopete

 
 by molecule-eye on: Jul 30 2010
 
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Changes made to webcam settings in Kopete are system-wide. My video was way too bright in skype so I adjusted them in Kopete and the settings persisted and were adopted by Skype. So whatever changes Kopete is making should be adjustable in the system settings module, as suggested here. Also, they need to be ensured to be persistent. I notice that by logging out and in again, sometimes the settings go back to default.


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