Ekiga3 and webcamd working (was: [FreeBSD 8/9] USB webcamd and video4bsd: Call for testing)

Jung-uk Kim jkim at FreeBSD.org
Wed Feb 3 02:55:20 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 02 February 2010 03:28 am, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 February 2010 08:21:53 Curtis Villamizar wrote:
> > Still playing with my netbook.  I now have Ekiga3 running with
> > webcamd, video4bsd, libv4l.
> >
> > The patches are *not* quite ready for prime time but if you also
> > do a "setenv LDFLAGS '-L /usr/local/lib'" or equiv for your shell
> > it will all work.  The configure and Makefiles may need to be
> > patched in plugins/vidinput_v4l2 may need to be changed to have
> > /usr/local/lib added to the library search path correctly.
> >
> > The patches are applied to devel/ptlib26 and are all tiny
> > changes.  A few less PTRACE lines in vidinput_names.cxx might
> > have been plenty.
> >
> > The sound_oss.cxx patch creates four entries with dsp0, dsp1,
> > dsp2, dsp3, rather than four entries each with dsp0 in it.
> >
> > The patches aren't quite right but it gets ekiga3 running with
> > V4L2 for now.  That said, I haven't tried a call yet, just the
> > "View -> Show Call Panel" and "View -> Local Video".
> >
> > Curtis
> One comment:
> See the recent patches for the mplayer port, how to use libv4l1 and
> libv4l2 for /dev/video access. If you don't use this library, which
> is now in /usr/ports/multimedia/libv4l, you might get trouble
> getting the picture from your webcam.

Interestingly I wrote almost(?) complete patch last weeek:


I sent it to the maintainer but I got no response so far.

> Else your patches look good. I would suggest you call it
> "video4linux 2" support, instead of video4bsd support

I think we can just (re-/ab-)buse V4L option, BTW.

Jung-uk Kim

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