capture video from camera

Sébastien Boisgérault Sebastien.Boisgerault at
Tue Jun 6 19:49:49 CEST 2006

aljosa wrote:
> i searched on google and found
> before i posted here.


> videocapture has no docs

With the API docs in the ".zip" and the examples provided, you
should be able to handle it.I did :)

> and doesn't provide additional options like
> motion detection nor any info on possibility of motion detection or
> howto implement (use of minimal system resources).

Sure. You may try to use some external lib such as Camellia
( There are (swig-generated)
bindings for Ruby, writing a bridge to python should be

By the way, if you want to be cross-platform, you can use pyv4l
as a replacement of videocapture for Linux. Combine this with a
pygame integration and you're done.



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