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Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of Webcam


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Timestamp:
01/11/17 15:35:18 (4 years ago)
Author:
Antoine Martin
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  • Webcam

    v7 v8  
    33= Webcam =
    44
    5 This feature is experimental in version 0.17.
     5This feature allows a webcam attached to the client to be exposed to the applications running on the server.
     6
     7The webcam is not forwarded by default unless: the webcam option is used or the webcam is activated manually from the system tray menu.
     8}}}
     9
     10
     11{{{#!div class="box"
     12== Limitations ==
    613
    714Known limitations and caveats - see #1113:
     
    1118* low resolution (hardcoded csc dependencies)
    1219* no support for multiple sessions per server..
    13 * no detection of when devices are added or removed? (dbus?)
     20* limited detection of devices added or removed from the system
    1421* it uses too much bandwidth (mostly wasted too)
    1522* server setup requires an out of tree kernel module
     
    2128= Installation =
    2229
    23 Clients only rely on [http://opencv.org/ opencv] and its python bindings. (the win32 installers include it, )
     30Clients only rely on [http://opencv.org/ opencv] and its python bindings. (the win32 installers include it)
    2431
    2532The server relies on a virtual video device, you must install the {{{v4l2loopback}}} kernel module from [https://github.com/umlaeute/v4l2loopback].
     
    3340= Usage =
    3441
    35 The server should work out of the box.
     42The server should work out of the box provided that the kernel module is loaded.
    3643
    37 Until a systray menu is added, you must start the client with {{{--webcam=on}}}.
    38 (you can also specify which video device to use: {{{--webcam=/dev/video2}}})
     44You can enable the webcam from the client's system tray menu, or using the command line option {{{webcam=on}}}, you can also specify which video device to forward on the command line {{{--webcam=/dev/video2}}}.
    3945}}}
    4046
     
    5056}}}
    5157
    52 Versions 0.17.0-r11886 onwards include test application for capturing from the webcam using the same code that will be used to forward the webcam data to the server, run {{{./xpra/scripts/show_webcam.py}}}, or {{{Webcam_Test}}} on win32 and OSX.
     58Binary installations should include a test application for capturing from the webcam using the same code that will be used to forward the webcam data to the server, run {{{./xpra/scripts/show_webcam.py}}}, or {{{Webcam_Test}}} on win32 and OSX.
    5359}}}