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2ck 03-20-2010 08:31 PM

pipe screen to video device (udev)
Is there any way to pipe video from the screen to a video device that can be used as if it came from a webcam? I assume it uses udev somehow...

raju.mopidevi 03-20-2010 09:40 PM

Hi welcome to LinuxQuestions! , Do you want to save the video of a webcam video, you can use screen video capture program like "xvidcap"
* you can capture a particular portion of the video
* you can pause, resume while capturing the video

2ck 03-21-2010 12:00 AM

Thank you for the answer, but that's not what I meant. I intend to redirect my desktop to a device file that can act like a webcam.

Alternatively, a way to edit the video that is output by /dev/video would satisfy my ultimate goal but take longer.

jiml8 03-21-2010 08:48 PM

I'm confused. A webcam is an input device; a display is an output device.

How you gonna get an output device to act like an input device?

GrapefruiTgirl 03-21-2010 08:52 PM

I think the OP wants to simulate the situation like: as if the stuff he sees on his desktop (screen) is actually coming from a (web)camera. I.e. the video card is the source (the camera) and this mysterious 'device' is something like an editing machine or whatever. Kinda like using `recordmydesktop` and piping the output to some external device?

:scratch: Maybe not though, and some further clarification (including the goal of this project) might help, if this is not the right idea.


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