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Old 03-13-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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Looking for a Webcam client

I made the switch from Windows about 2 weeks ago, and I've found alternatives for all the programs I used to use except for one: My webcam client.

I used to use a program called WebCamFirst, which look a picture from my webcam at regular intervals, then uploaded it via FTP to my web space. Does anyone know of a similar program for Linux?
A GUI would be a bonus, as would it being available via apt-get

Old 03-13-2005, 03:35 PM   #2
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You can use streamer, I believe it's included in the XawTV package. Combine that with a quick shell script, maybe something like this:

while [ 1 ]
 streamer -o webcam.jpeg
 (some code to automate an FTP session to the host)
Old 03-13-2005, 03:49 PM   #3
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I use Camorama; it does what you want... no idea if it's available via apt-get...
Old 03-20-2005, 09:28 PM   #4
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yes, it's available on apt (Synaptic)

apt-get camorama

On Debian systems, it will install 0.17
Trying to get it to work myself.


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