Thursday, March 10, 2005

xawtv aalib and mplayer

Adding QuickCam 4000 Pro support
in kernel, add video for linux (v4l) support
add typical usb options
compile kernel and reboot into it
download the pwc driver file (pwc-10.0.6a.tar)
untar and enter dir
"make install"
You need to do this every time you re-compile the kernel

Emerge xawtv package
this includes the program streamer
"streamer -F mono -f jpeg -r 15 -s 352x288 -t 0:60 /dev/dsp -o test.avi"

mplayer aalib in GENTOO
emerge for aalib
Edit the USE flags in make.conf to be
emerge mplayer

mplayer aalib in Fedora
"yum install aalib" didn't seem to work
Instead download aalib from website
untar and cd into aalib dir
./configure --help
Look at the config options
make sure you add --enable-aa
also enable --enable-vesa is helpful for running in the framebuffer
the command should look like this "./configure --enable-aa --enable-vesa"
"make install"

RUN mplayer with aalib
mplayer -vo aa

Using a FIFO combine the two commands
"mkfifo test.avi"
in one terminal, run
"mplayer -vo aa test.avi"
in another terminal, run
"streamer -F mono -f jpeg -r 15 -s 352x288 -t 0:60 /dev/dsp -o test.avi"

This should produce a nice ascii video of the camera

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