Monday, August 18, 2014

Video4Linux and webcam application for linux

Video4Linux or V4L is a video capture[1] and output device API and driver framework for the Linux kernel, supporting many USB webcams, TV tuners, and other devices. Video4Linux is closely integrated with the Linux kernel. Video4Linux was named after Video for Windows (which is sometimes abbreviated "V4W"), but is not technically related to it.

Application to view webcam:

- cheese        : have effect when take video
- luvcview     : basic, view capture webcam
- guvcview    : good interface to view, capture, and configure webcam


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