[maemo-developers] WebCam Help

From: Edgard Lima edgard.lima at indt.org.br
Date: Thu Feb 22 16:06:16 EET 2007
Yes, you can do all the development using your PC.

Just plug a WebCam to your PC and write your application.

Your webcam must have a v4l or v4l2 driver.

I recommend you to use GStreamer to develop your application, it is easy 
an and powerful. And you will have to change just one line of your 
source code to change from v4l to v4l2. If you don't use GStreamer and 
develop directly for v4l you will have extra work to port your 
application to v4l2. Lot of v4l2 driver are backwards compatible with 
v4l standard but I'm not sure N800 camera driver is, and in addition I 
recommend use v4l2 'cause v4l is already deprecated.

On N800 you can use the v4l2src plugin in the same way you use on 
Desktop (v4l2src ! xvimagesink for example)

So, to summarize, write your app using GStreamer and v4l2src plugin on 
Desktop and then just compile it on scratchbox for arm to make it work 
for N800.

Edgard Lima
edgard.lima at indt.org.br

ext Carlos GP escreveu:
> Hi there!
> I want to develope a program that uses the camera from n800, but I'm 
> working in my PC, not in the Table (the fact is that I don't have it...)
> Is there any way to use my webcam as the camera of the n800? Emulate 
> it, I mean...
> Thanks a lot, and sorry for my English
> -- 
> Carlos GP
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