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Kohanbash:
Hi all
I need to interface a camera to a Linux computer running just a command line (ie. no GUI). Does anyone know how I can access that camera from another computer over the network using the Linux computer as some sort of gateway.
Thanks

hgordon:
You just need a program on the Linux system that reads frames from the camera device driver and converts them into files or streams.  You might look at FFmpeg - http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/index.php

dunk:
i have used both "webcam" and "motion" with good sucsess.
both are mentioned here: http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/linux/webcam.html

"motion" has the advantage of having a built in webserver so it streams to any computer on your network (as well as loads of other functions).

dunk.

Kohanbash:
Thanks

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