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Old 10-26-2007, 03:12 AM   #1
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Capture video stream from a IP camera


I'm working on a project which involves videoconferrencing. We use Mediastreamer2 to send data from user to user. We want to capture the video stream from a IP camera. Does anybody know a good tool for capturing the stream and sending it to the mediastreamer.


Old 10-26-2007, 08:17 PM   #2
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have you tried vlc???
Old 11-15-2007, 02:15 AM   #3
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yes I've tried VLC to capture the video stream:

Capture Network Stream:

It doesn't seem to work, I get error containing the following message:

mjpeg demuxer debug: MIME boundary not found in xxxxx bytes of data.
***glibc detected *** corrupted double-linked list: 0x083e0608

I'm using the ffmpeg decoder.

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Old 12-05-2007, 07:47 AM   #4
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I'm able to capture the stream using ffplay (a ffmpeg component) Now I want to use this stream in a application. Only the application uses only video4linux devices. I don't think my network camera is recognized as a v4l device. Is there a sollution to replace a video4linux device by a http stream?
Old 12-05-2007, 09:10 AM   #5
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Make you own stream.
Use digi stix webcam. Use v4linux Capture images every 1/16 sec or so, display it or send it over tcp sockets.

V4linux has nice api.
Old 12-06-2007, 02:59 AM   #6
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thanks for the advice

I was looking at a v4l loopbackdriver, I want to retrieve the stream from my network camera (panasonic BB-HCM311) Is there a application that is able to retrieve the stream and feed it to this loopback driver? I would think it would be possible with something like ffmpeg or VLC.


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