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Old 01-12-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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Video Stream from RasPi to Linux Debian

Dear Community!
As you can see, it is my first post on
Of course I tried to use the forum and google search, but maybe I dont know the right words to find a solution for my problem. So I decide to ask here.

I tried to set up a video-stream from my RasPiCam to a linux based laptop (debian-7.3.0-i386-DVD-1.iso). Therefore I want to use this tutorial. Until the point with the MacBook it works fine. But I have no Macbook and I realy dont know how to realize the receiver (laptop) settings.

I hope that someone can help me to find a solution.

I also know about the oficial stream solution from His latency is to high for me.

Thanks, Simon
Old 01-12-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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even with the tutorial using OSx, you should be fine running that command line or something very similar in your Debian system.

Good luck, let us know how it pans out. sounds like an interesting project.
Old 01-14-2014, 11:40 AM   #3
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Hello all,

just a litle update:
I found some inspiration on this website and show you (imho) the relevant steps:

# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade
# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

# These were there before:
deb wheezy main
deb-src wheezy main
deb wheezy/updates main
deb-src wheezy/updates main
deb wheezy-updates main
deb-src wheezy-updates main

# Add these lines (feel free to adjust the mirror):
deb testing main
deb unstable main

The next step is to create/edit your /etc/apt/preferences file to look like this:

Package: *
Pin: release a=stable
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 650

Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 600

Update again

Now, run again

# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade
now it is possible to install gstreamer:
apt-get install -t unstable gstreamer1.0
and you can run the reciever command:

gst-launch-1.0 -v tcpclientsrc host=YOUR-PI-IP-ADDRESS port=5000 ! gdpdepay ! rtph264depay ! avdec_h264 ! videoconvert ! autovideosink sync=false

thanks, Simon


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