Ticket #186 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Add libv4l support to VIC

Reported by: douglask Owned by: piers
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: vic Version:
Keywords: pixelformat conversion Cc:


With many webcam drivers, conversion support for webcam proprietary pixelformats is starting to be removed from kernel space. The recommend approach for upcoming Linux distributions is to use the userspace libv4l library. See:


VIC's configure script should detect if libv4l is installed, if so, VIC's V4L & V4L2 grabber code should then use the libv4l routines. Also the tinyjpeg code bundled with VIC won't need to be used as libv4l provides the pixelformat conversion for jpeg & mjpeg (actually libv4l uses tinyjpeg).

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by douglask

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

Now in SVN.

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