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Old 04-03-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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Webcam software/script?


I just got my little Logitech Quickcam thinggy working under Fedora linux, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a program or even simple script that would capture from the webcam (/dev/video0) (I can set it up to run every minute or so with a cronjob) and upload it via FTP to my shared hosting account. Just a simple little thing, ya know? I would write something for it, but I'm not aquainted with the webcam and would run into some annoying issues.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: Nevermind. After a while I got it working - 'webcam' is a sweet program!

Last edited by OwlManAtt; 04-03-2004 at 03:32 PM.
Old 04-05-2004, 09:02 PM   #2
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Got mine working and the apps that I use are camorama, tvtime and xawtv

But !!!

/dev/video0 was used before by my bt878 and now
xawtv -c /dev/video0
my new connected quickcam will show,

xawtv -c /dev/video1 ?
// [assuming ...]
xawtv -c /dev/video1
This is xawtv-3.88, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.22-1.2174.nptl)
can't open /dev/video1: No such device
v4l2: open /dev/video1: No such device
v4l2: open /dev/video1: No such device
v4l: open /dev/video1: No such device
no video grabber device available

wrong, now I need to reajust the setting for
the /dev/fre!@#ing videoX so BOTH are

anyone ideas, comments


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