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* [[MythTV]] -- a Personal Video Recorder project
 
* [[MythTV]] -- a Personal Video Recorder project
 
* [http://linux.bytesex.org/xawtv streamer]
 
* [http://linux.bytesex.org/xawtv streamer]
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** [http://www.transcoding.org/cgi-bin/transcode?Video4linux_Examples examples]
 
 
* [http://paginas.terra.com.br/informatica/gleicon/video4linux/videodog.html videodog]
 
* [http://paginas.terra.com.br/informatica/gleicon/video4linux/videodog.html videodog]
   

Revision as of 11:51, 27 March 2006

TV Recording applications

Other frame grabbers

Common configuration and control commands

1. v4l2ucp -- universal control panel for v4l2 (available for Debian from Marillat)

2. Command-line control the TV card (v4lctl is a part of the xawtv package)

  • v4lctl -c /dev/video0 list
  • v4lctl -c /dev/video0 bright "60%"
  • v4lctl -c /dev/video0 contrast "55%"

3. Capture the stream

  • streamer (part of the xawtv package):
Usage:
streamer -i 1 -c /dev/video0 -s 320x240 -q -j 80 -f jpeg -n ntsc -b 24 -o /var/www/webcam.jpeg
streamer -i 1 -c /dev/video0 -s 320x240 -q -j 80 -f jpeg -n ntsc -b 24 -o /dev/stdout |uuencode thief.jpeg|sendmail alarm@foo.com
  • videodog:
Usage:
videodog -x 640 -y 480 -w 3 -b 1 -c 65535 -m PAL -q -d /dev/video0 -j -f /var/www/webcam.jpg
This useful tool supports continuously moving (ftp or scp - ssh copy) of jpeg output to remote server. Also allows put in additional text (date time, location), rotating of image.
Usage:
webcam /etc/webcamrc
See webcams for model and driver details

Compression formats