Achievement of the day (*cough*): Microsoft Teams client on Linux, with working audio and video.
Which wouldn't be very hard, except what I have is a real old 1st gen Quickcam Express, and Teams doesn't accept the video output unless I'm using ffmpeg to send an upscaled stream to a v4l2 loopback device. And I need to plug in an USB headset first, because the Quickcam hogs the USB bus and sometimes blocks new devices from being registered (and then reset pulseaudio for different reasons 🙄)...
...is it retrocomputing when all the components are more than 10 years old?
(Ok, except maybe the USB headset...)
sudo apt install v4l2loopback-dkms
sudo modprobe v4l2loopback
ffmpeg -f v4l2 -i /dev/video0 -vf "scale=640:-1" -vcodec rawvideo -pix_fmt yuyv422 -framerate 5 -f v4l2 /dev/video1
...and both Firefox and Teams accept the upscaled stream on /dev/video1 as valid source (while either didn't want to consider the original on video0).
@galaxis tried through a USB1 hub?
Yesterday I "fixed" an intermitently functionning Logitech wireless keyboard by plugging the dongle through a USB1 hub, go figure…
@mmu_man An USB1 hub might be one of the few things I don't have in my collection ;)
@galaxis Maybe I should give my Indy with IndyCam a try, but I doubt that there will be any WebRTC capable browser on Irix 6.5... ;)
Maybe with Linux, but I think either there is no ViNo support for the cam or the IndyCam is that bad quality that I better not to try it... ;)
@ij The quickcam has a native resolution of 360x296 😉
@galaxis IndyCam: 640x480 @ 10fps
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!