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sbjaved
January 21st, 2010, 03:24 PM
I am using a Creative NX PD1110 webcam under Karmic (9.10). The webcam is automatically detected with ID 041e:401c. The problem is that the video is restricted to 352x288 and is extremely grainy, which makes it unusable. I've tried it in cheese, skype, mplayer but everytime its the same low quality result. I don't know whether to file a bug report against the program, the driver or something else. Any help would be very welcome.

I've attached a screenshot of cheese so that you can see the problem for yourself.

sbjaved
January 22nd, 2010, 01:15 PM
Oops. Turned out the problem was with the webcam since the same problem occured in a friends computer running Windows XP.

Rhubarb
January 22nd, 2010, 01:32 PM
Indeed that is quite a poor webcam you've got there.
I did a quick search (http://shop.i4u.com/0/648895.html) of the specifications, and you're correct: 352x288 (CIF)