FYI: v4l-linuxulator support in FreeBSD-current now
Hans Petter Selasky
hselasky at c2i.net
Tue Jan 12 08:25:04 UTC 2010
On Tuesday 12 January 2010 08:06:44 Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día Saturday, December 05, 2009 a las 02:09:27PM -0500, J.R. Oldroyd
> > On Fri, 4 Dec 2009 22:31:26 +0100, Alexander Leidinger
<Alexander at Leidinger.net> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > in case someone wants to use skype (or flash) with his webcam: it is
> > > possible now in -current (works at least with multimedia/pwcbsd).
> > >
> > > No MFC planned yet. The more you test, the more likely it will be that
> > > it will be MFCed sooner than later.
> > >
> > > Bye,
> > > Alexander.
> > Thanks for committing this, Alexander.
> > A couple of notes.
> > 1. This code does work on 8.0 and 7.2. If you are interested in
> > testing on those systems, you can fetch the files at the URL
> > below.
> > 2. The version committed does not contain support for a video
> > clip list (in the VIDIOCSWIN ioctl). This is not a problem
> > for the Linux skype port or browser-based flash camera apps
> > since these do not use video clipping.
> > I have added video clip list support in the version on my
> > site, below, however there are some caveats which are
> > documented on the web page. If you are familiar with the use
> > of a V4L video clip list, please take a look at the URL below
> > and send feedback.
> > The latest version is at:
> > http://opal.com/freebsd/sys/compat/linux/
> > My testing is with a pwc(4) based webcam (in the multimedia/pwc
> > port). This driver has V4L support. If you test with any other
> > driver, please do send feedback.
> Alexander and jr,
> Thanks for your work! Having this support now in FreeBSD for my
> multimedia/pwcbsd based cam in Skype, I'd like to have the same for the cam
> in my EeePC 900, about which Linux says:
> [ 11.540000] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
> [ 11.560000] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device CNF7129 (04f2:b071)
> [ 11.690000] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
> [ 11.690000] USB Video Class driver (SVN r2008.02.27)
> Any chance to get this supported in the future?
Right now that driver is available from the webcamd package announced earlier
this week, though not BSD licensed.
I tried to install Skype on AMD64 and the V4L IOCTL's are not picked up by the
Any fix for this?
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