How to capture camera photo/video using MPlayer on Linux?

How to capture camera photo/video using MPlayer on Linux?

You can watch the video from the camera by MPlayer:

# mplayer tv://

Note that you need the root privilege to play the tv://.

You can use mplayer to capture photos by:

# mplayer -vo png -frames 3 tv://

If will store files 0000000{1..3}.png in the current directory. You may need to change the frame numbers from 3 to 1 or larger ones depending on the camera initialization time on your machine.

Answered by Eric Z Ma.

Eric Z Ma

Eric is a father and systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

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