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Re: [SLE] Software recommendation for webcam captures
  • From: John <yonaton@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 19:21:10 -0500
  • Message-id: <200405271921.10623.yonaton@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 27 May 2004 12:49, Daniel Purdy wrote:
> Hello! I was wondering if anyone could help me out by recommending a
> good program to take a picture with a web cam. What we are doing is we
> have a D-Link C100 usb web cam set up and pointed at a ketchup packet
> sculpture. We then set up a cron job that takes a picture using the
> streamer command and uploads the image to a website every hour. The
> problem is that in streamer the image is of serverly poor quality and we
> are looking for a replacement. We are pretty sure that it is streamer
> that is killing the image since in xawtv the webcam looks great. TIA!
>
> Daniel

Camstream or Motion will probably do what you want. Just look them up in
sourceforge.net . Camstream will do the ftp uploading, motion I don't think
does that, but it's meant for network cameras or something like that.

John
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