[FFmpeg-user] Newb question: How can I access h.264-enabled webcams?

John Dexter jdxsolutions at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 15:28:27 CET 2012

On 15 February 2012 12:37, John Dexter <jdxsolutions at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, ultimately I would like to process in real time. Actually, at this point, if I could just get the camera stream from the camera (as h.264) over the network to my client, that would be great. Although, I do need to decompress it on that end. I'm guessing I can do that? Would like to load as DLL or .bundle (win or mac) or pull from a client that can hand me uncompressed frames.
> I'd be interested to hear about real-time encoding too for a slightly
> different case. My source would be a 3D engine which is rendering
> frames to an ARGB buffer rather than a webcam.

I've been looking at this and came across http://mammothserver.org/ -
it sounds relevant to me but no idea if it is to you. It does mention
it uses ffmpeg. Anyone know of it?

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