[kwlug-disc] Video Camera Help

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 17:41:36 EST 2010

Download the manual and start at page 14.  It gives URLs for access to
the streams directly.  Anything that can use a network video source
can use it.  you can use a browser or a media player that can have a
network stream specified that way.

v4l is well established in the average kernel from what i understand.
And it relates more to the hardware associated with video capture and
digitization, not the manipulation of existing streams.  The camera
does all that.

Do you have specific software in mind?


On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM, John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
> I'm trying to use a network camera as an input device for video conferencing and I'm not sure where to begin. The camera is an Axis M1011, a network camera that support MJPEG via HTTP and MPEG4/H264 via RTSP.
> The trick seems to be configuring this as a device under Linux. I've heard of v4l (video for Linux) but I'm not sure if this is a deprecated method or not.
> So I have two questions really:
> What is the standard video API for Linux, is it v4l?
> And how do I configure a network camera in that standard video API?
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