USB camera

Mark Linimon linimon at
Wed Aug 24 17:24:58 GMT 2005

On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 10:49:30AM +0100, mark at wrote:
> > I'm afraid FreeBSD currently lacks support for USB video devices. There
> > has been discussion of both porting V4L to BSD or creating a BSD video
> > system, but I have yet to see any indication of when or if either will
> > actually be available.
> I think there would be a lot of support for this to happen, but it seems
> to be lacking in leadership and direction at the moment.

FreeBSD is not a top-down organization, it is bottom-up.  In terms of
getting new functionality in, it is not concepts such as "leadership"
and "direction" that are important, it is "volunteers" and "time" and

Translation: this won't happen until and unless one or more volunteers
step up and put their time into it.


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