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Tiny Core Extensions => TCE Tips & Tricks => Topic started by: philip on October 12, 2013, 10:10:33 PM

Title: How to monitor webcam video?
Post by: philip on October 12, 2013, 10:10:33 PM
I'd like to see on my netbook screen the real-time video feed from a USB-connected video camera. What's the simplest application that will do this? In Ubuntu, the answer would be "cheese", but we have no tcz for that.

Indeed, Ubuntu's "cheese" works perfectly with the hardware I have -- but I would prefer to do the job with TC, not Ubuntu.

[Background: Hardware stores now sell a tool in which a webcam is mounted on the end of a flexible probe. You can stick this into a hole in the wall, or under your car, and take a good look at things you couldn't see otherwise. I recently bought one. It should help me improve my CAT-5/6 wiring and do other useful projects around the house.]

Thanks!
Title: Re: How to monitor webcam video?
Post by: Rich on October 12, 2013, 10:13:02 PM
Hi philip
The 4.x repository does contain  cheese.tcz
Title: Re: How to monitor webcam video?
Post by: curaga on October 13, 2013, 01:28:25 AM
I would use mplayer, no gtk2/gnome deps ;)
Title: Re: How to monitor webcam video?
Post by: andrewb on October 13, 2013, 03:32:35 AM
wxcam works well
Title: Re: How to monitor webcam video?
Post by: philip on October 13, 2013, 08:31:38 AM
Thanks, everyone. Today I learned something that you all knew already -- namely, that the TCZ repositories labelled 4.x are mostly still usable for version 5.0.1. That gives me many more choices. I'll try several of these suggestions immediately.