Jacortijo
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Hangouts with video and audio? which webcam do you use?

Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:50 pm

Good evening,

I bought the raspberry pi 3 and I am very happy using it as a media center.
The next use I planned for it was the videoconferencing. I already searched in google and I didnt find much information.
I do my tests using the Hangouts web , using Chromium. It detected the camera (old playstation one) but the microphone didnt work.

I would like to buy a nice webcam HD with microphone so I would like to know which model could do the job better.

Does anyone achieve this? is raspberry + hangouts a real possibility with the right hardware?

Thanks a lot

Jose

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Gavinmc42
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Re: Hangouts with video and audio? which webcam do you use?

Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:39 am

You could try a PS3 Eyecam 3, it comes with microphones.
Secondhand I've got them for $2-6
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Jacortijo
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Re: Hangouts with video and audio? which webcam do you use?

Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:37 pm

did that camera work for you? are you able to use hangouts with video and mic?

I tried exactly that camera and only worked the video, and the video quality is quite poor.
I was expecting something more advanced like Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920....

anybody with some working experience?

glennemay
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Re: Hangouts with video and audio? which webcam do you use?

Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:51 pm

Jacortijo wrote:did that camera work for you? are you able to use hangouts with video and mic?

I tried exactly that camera and only worked the video, and the video quality is quite poor.
I was expecting something more advanced like Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920....

anybody with some working experience?

So I have a C920 the video is incredible and smooth. The audio through Chromium is non-existent.

I have tried firefox and it works great for about 9 seconds and then rolls over and plays dead until I re-start all of the processes.


Hoping someone has some ideas.




G

Jacortijo
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Re: Hangouts with video and audio? which webcam do you use?

Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:09 am

Thank was the Web cam I planned to buy and test. Pity to hear that the sound is not supported via Web browser.
Is it working fine with any native conference client like jitsi?
Is yes,at least we know that the problem is in the browsers support...

Thanks for the update!

RpiName
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Re: Hangouts with video and audio? which webcam do you use?

Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:09 am

Jacortijo wrote:The next use I planned for it was the videoconferencing. I already searched in google and I didnt find much information.
here it is:

https://www.linux-projects.org/rpi-vide ... e-demo-os/

Isaiah-d2
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Re: Hangouts with video and audio? which webcam do you use?

Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:38 pm

I got sound working and video with the raspberry pi camera module with:
sudo modprobe bcm2835-v4l2
on Google Hangouts on chromium with a USB microphone.

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