ankush.sarkar
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How to project live photage from Webcam ??

Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:16 pm

Hi to all.. hope you all had amazing weekend.🤠
I'am new to Raspi. I wouldn't have posted my problem but since a week😵 I tried too many forums & YouTube videos regarding how to project real time photage straight to Raspberry attached LCD (HDMI) from USB webcam. And didn't find relevant with my problem. 🧐Please help me with this. Need guidance.
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Cheers for the day..!!

oksage
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Re: How to project live photage from Webcam ??

Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:16 am

Not sure if this is 'current' but I remember years ago using a program called fswebcam. Though I may have been doing timelapse. Not sure if it does video streaming. I've got pi cameras now so haven't used usb webcams for a while.

Edit: ffmpeg available with apt. To search for it use the command:
apt-cache search ffmpeg
which spits out a bunch of programs,
or show the description with
apt-cache show ffmpeg (look for the 'Description' section)

If your webcam is linux compatible, you can use the command
v4l2-ctl --list-formats
to show some info about cams mounted at /dev/video0 or whatnot.

In this forum post
viewtopic.php?p=1023629
the guy gave up on ffmpeg and used mjpg_streamer

Barberian
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Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:22 pm

Re: How to project live photage from Webcam ??

Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:10 pm

I have a WiFi PTZ camera. I watch its feed on my web browser of choice by typing in the camera's IP address on my local LAN. I'd imagine you could do the same thing if you are not on a LAN by looking at your IP ports.

Hope this helps :D

This works on my LinuxMint. I'm new to the Rpi, so there is a possibility I have NO idea what I am talking about.

ankush.sarkar
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:58 pm

Re: How to project live photage from Webcam ??

Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:14 pm

Thank you soo much guys for such quick assistance. ;) let me get back to my Pi and see if I can make it work.

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