video4linux - wine
mike at codeweavers.com
Wed Jan 5 15:04:17 CST 2005
MediaHost (TM) wrote:
> However, is there any development going on concerning v4l and/or USB?
> Actually it's a pity, that I couldn't realize this project....we would
> have been willing to invest in such code....
I'm not sure what the capabilities of video4linux are, which devices it
supports or how its API works. I know it supports at least some USB
> As we can access /dev/usb/lpt or /dev/dsp, it should be possible to
> access /dev/video....I'm not familiar in implementing such stuff at
> wine, but....?
The idea is to use the video4linux interface to implement the VFW API in
Wine. The way I usually go about this kind of thing is to write a
program or find a simple program (hopefully one with source code) that
can grab a picture from a WebCam on Linux. Then run it in Wine, and see
which error messages come out... then you'll have a starting point.
Looks like there's souce for a simple program like that here:
and documentation for VFW here:
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