Posted by admin on July 4th, 2008
Flashcam is a free opensource tool that aims at making your V4L2 webcam driver usable in Adobe Flash©. You already have a webcam or any video capture device perfectly working, but it is not seen or detected by Adobe Flash© then Flashcam should be able to help.
The pre-requisites for this tool are
Kernel 2.6.11 or higher
Kernel Source (kernel-source)
Kernel Headers (kernel-headers)
GNU Compiler (gcc)
Install the Pre-requisites
opensuse11:~ # yast2 –install kernel-source kernel-headers gcc make
This should install the Kernel Headers and Kernel Source and the make and GNU C compiler.
Download the latest stable version from here
opensuse11:~ # wget http://www.swift-tools.net/Flashcam/flashcam-1.1.tgz
Untar & Unzip
opensuse11:~ # tar -zxvf flashcam-1.1.tgz
Change directory and install
opensuse11:~ # cd flashcam-1.1
opensuse11:~/flashcam-1.1 # make && make install
This should install the utility on your system.
Add the PATH to your ~/.bashrc file
opensuse11:~ # echo “PATH=/usr/local/flashcam/bin:$PATH” >> ~/.bashrc
The next time you login, the path should be added to your $PATH variable.
Start Flashcam to scan for V4l2 devices
opensuse11:~ # flashcam
To run the frame forwarder in the background
opensuse11:~ # flashcam -qD
opensuse11:~ # killall flashcam
For more tips and tricks and relevant tests, visit the author’s website here