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Camsource is a modularized and multithreaded daemon for grabbing image frames from a video4linux device. It uses a simple yet powerful plugin system, which allows it to use the same grabbed images for multiple purposes at the same time. It features image filter plugins, which can be daisychained in the XML config file to modify the image before passing them to other plugins. Included plugins provide compatibility with camserv (multipart jpeg streams) and webcam_server, a local snapshot file writing module, and an FTP upload module, as well as basic image filtering (resizing, flipping, and rotating).


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Download version 0.5.1 (beta)
released on 14 November 2002

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey14 November 2002

Leaders and contributors

Richard Fuchs Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use jpeglib
Required to build libxml
Required to build jpeglib
Required to use libxml

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 November 2002.


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