[Wine] Any progress on bug 16147?

Robert Benjamin benjie1 at cox.net
Tue Sep 28 06:25:05 CDT 2010

On 9/27/2010 3:06 PM, Gert van den Berg wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 20:48, Robert Benjamin<benjie1 at cox.net>  wrote:
>> On 9/21/2010 3:03 PM, Gert van den Berg wrote:
>>> Wine seem to have a level of v4l support.... (Never realized that....)
>>> Does this mean that some hope is there to get the cameras to work
>>> relatively soon?  :-)
> It seem that they might already work in some circumstances.... Whether
> that includes the common methods used by applications is another
> question... (I know video capture devices under Windows can be
> accessed via (at least) two APIs - DirectShow and Video for Windows)
> Under Linux, video capture devices can be accessed via Video4Linux /
> Video4Linux 2 (and probably an API for Firewire cameras, which may /
> may not be the same) Not all cameras have drivers for both V4L and
> V4L2 (there is supposed to be some kind of compatibility code
> (Allowing you to access both kinds of cameras with a single / both
> APIs) I would hope, but it might fail in some cases)
> If the support is present, and the debugging messages seem to indicate
> that Wine have some kind of v4l code and it implements whatever method
> the application is trying to use to access the camera and it
> implements enough of it for the capturing to work, it might work
> currently...
> (A simple app like AMCAP
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd373424.aspx under Wine might
> be useful to test what actually works...) (Vidcap32 seem to be the VfW
> version: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/120750 )
> Gert
       Thanks Gert. Newbie here so don't understand what you said. Will 
follow any suggestions you have to get the camera to work. Just not sure 
what I should do. Don't want to mess up wine 1.3.3 or Ubuntu 
10.04           Bob

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