vlc, webcam streaming

Hans Petter Selasky hselasky at c2i.net
Tue Mar 22 15:06:05 UTC 2011

On Tuesday 22 March 2011 15:16:56 Jimmie James wrote:
> Camera works fine with skype, emesene work wonderfully, mplayer gives me
> an image, but it flashes between green screen and the actual images.
> Full vlc -vv output is here,  http://pastebin.com/MaEP6f6R (highlights
> below) Anyone have a suggestion/hint/tip?
> VLC is unable to open the MRL 'v4l://'. Check the log for details.


I think VLC removed support for Webcams. Only video streaming devices and DVB-
X devices are supported.

Flickering pictures might be due to lack of buffering in webcamd.

Could you dump the config descriptor with usbconfig for your device?

Which version of webcamd are you using?


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