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Date:      Tue, 17 May 2016 16:36:33 -0700
From:      Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <m.e.sanliturk@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        Eduardo Morras <emorrasg@yahoo.es>,  Eduardo Morras via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Recording from multiple webcams
Message-ID:  <CAOgwaMuDNCDzkamkUyi5jXvJ+WiR5puR6avGQK1myKSN51f_bQ@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20160517191717.e873d96f.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <20160517190459.061ddf66a15df9b686b0d87d@yahoo.es> <20160517191717.e873d96f.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:

> On Tue, 17 May 2016 19:04:59 +0200, Eduardo Morras via freebsd-questions
> wrote:
> > Can I record video from multiple webcams? I need record from 3 webcams
> > simultaneusly, I've install webcamd but can't find any app to record
> > from them. Some apps allow 1 webcam but I need at least 3.
>
> Not tested (because I don't have even one webcam here), but would
> mencoder be an option for you? Many years ago, I've been using a
> computer with two Haupauge TV/video cards and accessed their video
> inputs independently by accessing /dev/bktr0 with one mencoder,
> and /dev/bktr1 with the other... not sure if mencoder could do
> the same with webcams controlled by webcamd...
>
>
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
> _______________________________________________
>
>



man cheese

is showing that


there is a command line option


       --device=DEVICE, -d DEVICE
           Use the supplied DEVICE as the video capture device.

In a Terminal :

[s@localhost ~]$ cheese --device=/dev/video1

(cheese:14915): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: value "5.000000" of type 'gdouble'
is invalid or out of range for property 'delaytime' of type 'gdouble'
[s@localhost ~]$


Picture from web camera is displayed .

[s@localhost ~]$ cheese --device=/dev/video0

(cheese:14997): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_settings_set_value: assertion
'G_IS_SETTINGS (settings)' failed
[s@localhost ~]$ x_sync_UDD.sh

Cheese could not start due to the above error .


If these errors can be corrected in sources , you may use multiple copies
of Cheese for multiple devices .


--------------------------------------------

The following statements in different Terminal windows worked concurrently
in different web cameras :

camorama -d=/dev/video0
camorama -d=/dev/video1


Initialization of web cameras may be required by pulling and reinserting
them .


See how to Camorama in the following page :

https://github.com/alessio/camorama
view, alter and save images from a webcam


Mehmet Erol Sanliturk



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