15 Feb 2009, 00:00

Viewing webcam (v4l device) with mplayer

With my Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000, I use this:

Live video:

mplayer -fps 30 driver=v4l2:width=960:height=720:device=/dev/video0 tv://

Or to grab a single jpeg frame from the command line:

mplayer driver=v4l2:width=960:height=720:device=/dev/video0 tv:// -nosound -vo jpeg -fps 1 -frames 1