Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Debian on Pogoplug Tutorial - MJPG-Streamer (WebCam) Installation

This is a continuation of my Hacking the Pogoplug v4 (Series 4 and Mobile) with Linux (Debian or Arch) Tutorial.



Tested WebCams:

NOTE - Newer kernel needs a patch. See https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=109352. Will update tutorial when I get a chance.

MJPG-Streamer Installation

#Install required packages
apt-get install unzip subversion libv4l-dev libjpeg8-dev imagemagick build-essential psmisc

#build mjpg-streamer
mkdir /tmpbuild
cd /tmpbuild
wget http://sourceforge.net/code-snapshots/svn/m/mj/mjpg-streamer/code/mjpg-streamer-code-182.zip
unzip mjpg-streamer-code-182.zip
cd mjpg-streamer-code-182/mjpg-streamer
make
make install
cd /
rm -rf /tmpbuild

#Test - start mjpg_streamer on port 8088
#http://ipaddress:8088
mjpg_streamer -i "/usr/local/lib/input_uvc.so -f 15 -r 640x480 -d /dev/video0" -o "/usr/local/lib/output_http.so -w /usr/local/www -p 8088"

#Download service file for auto start on bootup
cd /etc/init.d
wget --no-check-certificate https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42238/pogoplug/debian/mjpg_streamerd
chmod +x mjpg_streamerd
update-rc.d mjpg_streamerd defaults


Motion (webcam security software) installation and configuration to come in another tutorial

10 comments :

  1. wget http://sourceforge.net/code-snapshots/svn/m/mj/mjpg-streamer/code/mjpg-streamer-code-182.zip

    File not found

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I just tried the link and it seems to be working now.

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    2. #MIRROR

      wget --no-check-certificate https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqw5js9bdb4n9px/mjpg-streamer-code-182.zip

      Delete
  2. Tested WebCams:
    Logitech HD Webcam C270
    Logitech HD Webcam C310
    Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 (Highly recommended)
    Only these cameras will work? I have an other camera, it not working but testpicutre streaming is running fine. is that my camera problem?

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    1. No, I'm sure there are plenty of other cameras that work. However these are the cameras I own and personally tested.

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