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Offline sdk32285Topic starter

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Linux web cam
« on: June 01, 2007, 06:37:41 AM »
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.
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Re: Linux web cam
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007, 07:31:54 AM »
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
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Re: Linux web cam
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2007, 07:41:22 AM »
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).

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Re: Linux web cam
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2007, 11:36:58 AM »
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