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Re: [suse-multimedia-e] commandline driven snapshot from videodevice
  • From: Geoffrey <esoteric@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 20:12:15 -0400
  • Message-id: <40A16BDF.60404@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
David Fuhr wrote:
Am Mittwoch, 12. Mai 2004 00:15 schrieb jfweber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx:

*** Reply to message from David Fuhr <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxx> on Tue, 11 May
2004 23:29:22 +0200***

i know how to take the snapshot from a running xawtv, but that isn't what
i want.

perhaps, an example of what you do wish to take picture would be more
helpful? There is a screenshot app under the Kmenu ( dunno about gnome)
that is called ksnapshot that works well for showing almost anything on
the desktop... Kmenu ->utilities-> ksnapshot
hope this helps, if not more info from you is required :)

sorry, this is my first time i'm writing to a mailing list.

i have a webcam and i want to be able to take a snapshot from the cam (/dev/video0) and save it to a file. so i need either a program which does both or just get's me the snapshot from the cam.
xawtv-remote allows to snapshot from a running xawtv process, but i want it without any process before. the program should open the device, take the snapshot and cloe the device. thats it.
hope this informations was useful for you.

My apologies for my previous brain dead suggestion... Streamer used to come with xawtv, just noted it now comes with v4l-tools on SuSE 9.0 pro.

With streamer you can pull multiple images, streams or a single image from a v4l device, check it out. Something like:

streamer -t 1 -o foo.jpeg

Until later, Geoffrey Registered Linux User #108567
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