Hi, I’ve spent some time poking around for a video4linux 2 webcam application which doesn’t suck. All I want is something very simple — grab a frame from the specified camera and dump it to a file on disk in a format I can use. I don’t want a config file. I don’t want a web server. I don’t want it to scp the file somewhere. Just grab a frame.
I can’t find such a thing. I have some code myself which nearly does the job, but it’s video4linux 1 and needs a rewrite. Should I just give in a write the code myself?
James and I are driving back to Los Angeles today. We’re not running any cameras at the moment, basically because while I now have two nice cameras with better optics and a nice external antenna for the EDGE card, I am having trouble finding a video4linux 2 web cam application. I’ve got some code which does the job, but it needs more hacking to make it usable, and frankly I’m more interested in getting home to the wife and kids for now.
So, if anyone has a v4l2 web cam application recommendation, feel free to let me know and we can use it tomorrow for the LA to Mountain View drive.
Tomorrow we will be driving to LA. The day after we continue on to
Tempe, Arizona for a week in the Phoenix office. Then we drive home.
We got bored this afternoon, so you can track our movements here: http://blog.jdns.org/traveltracker.
Hacking webcams to work in IR land, again open in my browser too long.