mplayer && webcamd

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sun Dec 29 18:54:02 UTC 2013


I have on a 10-CURRENT with ports from 1st of November:

MPlayer SVN-r35933-snapshot-4.6.3 (C) 2000-2013 MPlayer Team

The cam of my netbook, a CNF7129, works fine with Skype and with
pwcview. How I could use mplayer to work with this and record the video
stream? Thanks in advance.

I have googled around and the hints I found, for example:

mplayer -cache 128 -tv driver=v4l:width=640:height=480:outfmt=i420 -vc rawi420 -vo xv tv://

only says: 
MPlayer SVN-r35933-snapshot-4.6.3 (C) 2000-2013 MPlayer Team

Playing tv://.
Cache fill:  0.00% (0 bytes)   

TV file format detected.
No such driver: v4l

Sent from my FreeBSD netbook

Matthias Apitz, <guru at>, f: +49-170-4527211
UNIX since V7 on PDP-11, UNIX on mainframe since ESER 1055 (IBM /370)
UNIX on x86 since SVR4.2 UnixWare 2.1.2, FreeBSD since 2.2.5

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