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 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
cd mjpg-streamer-code-182/mjpg-streamer
make install
cd /
rm -rf /tmpbuild

#Test - start mjpg_streamer on port 8088
mjpg_streamer -i "/usr/local/lib/ -f 15 -r 640x480 -d /dev/video0" -o "/usr/local/lib/ -w /usr/local/www -p 8088"

#Download service file for auto start on bootup
cd /etc/init.d
wget --no-check-certificate
chmod +x mjpg_streamerd
update-rc.d mjpg_streamerd defaults

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


  1. wget

    File not found

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

    2. #MIRROR

      wget --no-check-certificate

  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?

    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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