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

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

asked Sep 13, 2014 by anonymous

1 Answer

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 Sep 14, 2014 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

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