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Security camera recording application

'SCRAP' (Security Camera Recording APplication) is a security camera recording application that works with any video4linux compatible device. It can grab frames from multiple inputs on a single device or from multiple capture boards at the same time. It has a very reliable motion detection system that records only when movement is detected, ignoring light changes. Videos are recorded using XviD's MPEG-4 codec. A recording archive management system is included.



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Janet Casey

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10 February 2005

Leaders and contributors

Fabio Pugliese Ornellas Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteDoxygen (for building developer documentation)
Required to usebinutils
Required to useLinux kernel headers (2.4 or 2.6 series)
Required to useXviD 1.0.3 or later
Required to usemake
Required to useGNU Libc
Weak prerequisitetxt2tags (for building manpage and user's guide)


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