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Philips Webcam SPC900NC (Webcam, USB, VGA)

Multimedia Philips, USB, Webcam

Philips Webcam SPC900NC (Webcam, USB, VGA)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Philips SPC900NC is a USB webcam with VGA CCD. The camera has the USB ID 0471:0329

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0471:0329 Philips (or NXP) SPC 900NC PC Camera / ORITE CCD Webcam(PC370R)

The camera is supported by the Philips USB Webcam driver (PWC). The corresponding pwc kernel module is loaded automatically:

media: Linux media interface: v0.10
Linux video capture interface: v2.00
pwc: Philips SPC 900NC USB webcam detected.
pwc: Registered as video0.
input: PWC snapshot button as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1/input/input19
usbcore: registered new interface driver Philips webcam
usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio

Also the internal microphone is supported.

Furthermore, the button of the webcam is recognized by the X-Server and linked to an input device (/dev/input/event*). It can be used for snapshots, if configured:

(II) config/udev: Adding input device PWC snapshot button (/dev/input/event19)
(**) PWC snapshot button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
(II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'PWC snapshot button'
(**) PWC snapshot button: always reports core events
(**) evdev: PWC snapshot button: Device: "/dev/input/event19"
(--) evdev: PWC snapshot button: Vendor 0x471 Product 0x329
(--) evdev: PWC snapshot button: Found keys
 (II) evdev: PWC snapshot button: Configuring as keyboard
(**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1/input/input19/event19"
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "PWC snapshot button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 8)

Identified Hardware Configurations (2 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Scan Date
Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 4.4.0-53-generic - 10/03/2017
Ubuntu 14.10 3.16.0-28-generic - 08/01/2015

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