USB Camera on Debian PC

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USB Camera on Debian PC

Postby Vaakkux » 2018-09-10 14:46

Hi so I was hoping to use my PC running a Debian OS to run a USB webcam. The problem is I cannot run motion on it and I tried using cheese and that doesn't seem to work either.

Are there any methods I can use to run a webcam on my PC and allow me to see the live footage while its running.

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Re: USB Camera on Debian PC

Postby Segfault » 2018-09-10 15:55

> Are there any methods I can use to run a webcam on my PC and allow me to see the live footage while its running.

Yea, an estimated million ways, you could watch it simply with a player, 'mpv /dev/video0' will do assuming it is video0 and you have mpv installed. You could even stream it over the network with VLC for instance.
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Re: USB Camera on Debian PC

Postby Vaakkux » 2018-09-11 05:59

I'm thinking about streaming it to a webpage any ideas how I could do that?
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Re: USB Camera on Debian PC

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-09-11 06:19

People have been doing this for a long time, there is a lot of documentation on how:
How to live stream to a webpage using a webcam on Debian

One of many hits: https://www.aboutdebian.com/webcam.htm
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