Posted on March 19, 2008
Filed Under Maemo, N810, Software, Tutorials, video |
This time in my mini series of testing USB on the N810 tablet - I bring you external webcam. The following video shows mplayer playing v4l stream from the device. See details after the jump.
Nokia N810 + Creative webcam + USB OTG + mplayer on Vimeo.
All you need really, are the basics set up, and some custom modules and mplayer. This mplayer build is based on .24 and has no optimisations whatsoever. So don’t try to use it for anything else.
The module my Creative webcam uses is the ov511. Other modules are available also. Installation from the command prompt:
Mplayer starts the new video device from command prompt with the following:
mplayer-v4l -cache 128 -tv driver=v4l:width=420:height=240:outfmt=i420:device=/dev/video1 -vc rawi420 -vo xv tv://
Thanks to google and brainwagon fro the syntax.
ps. You might have to try a few times before the video looks right. Sometimes I get only b/w or some weird colors.