Streaming recorded video via streamium.io

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I cannot get webcamstudio to work Ubuntu 14.whatever 64bit standard LTS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webcamstudio/webcamstudio-dailybuilds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webcamstudio

sudo chmod 666 /dev/video* if you are on ubuntu, did you install webcamstudio.dkms package also?
sudo apt-get install webcamstudio.dkms
Once installed you have to restart the system or type from terminal:
sudo modprobe webcamstudio

Auto Install v4l2loopback

First from a terminal, drop to a root shell

sudo su
If you havent installed kernel modules before with module-assistant run the following from a terminal

apt-get install module-assistant
m-a prepare
m-a update
Finally – download and install v4l2loopback

m-a a-i v4l2loopback
exit

Cracked it! (You’ve got to get the “Output” to look like my screenshot below)

  1. Tick V4lsloopback
  2. Tick Skycam
  3. Root prompt comes up
  4. (WS Audio Device?)
  5. WSVideo Device (0X0001)(1)

WebCamStudio Feeding VirtualCam settings 2015-05-25 12:59:46

Now run FireFox, Chrome doesn’t want to pick up the Virtual Webcam under Chrome on Ubuntu 64bit

WebCamStudio Feeding VirtualCam settings2 2015-05-25 12:59:46

Now spot the shitter – FireFox choose camera see the Virtual Device as WSVideoDevice(0x0000), this afternoon it had to be “Dummy Virtual Device(0x0000)” – which Virtual WebCam you nominate seems to be random compared to what you think WebCamStudio will be outputting…

Please don’t ask me about sound – I’ll assume it comes through. IE I couldn’t be bothered to test it, but thought these notes so far might help people out.

E&OE PLEASE twit me with any amends and tips @markcross

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Old school method which I got working after I initially gave up with webcamstudio

http://askubuntu.com/questions/54032/compiling-avld-on-11-04/54055#54055

Missing H.264 decoder
sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

http://askubuntu.com/questions/139239/fake-a-webcam-using-a-video-loopback-device
gst-launch-0.10 filesrc location=xxxxxx.mp4 ! decodebin ! v4l2sink device=/dev/video1

 

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Other credits
http://superuser.com/questions/411897/using-desktop-as-fake-webcam-on-linux
https://launchpad.net/~webcamstudio/+archive/ubuntu/webcamstudio-dailybuilds
http://askubuntu.com/questions/54032/compiling-avld-on-11-04/54055#54055

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  2. Leo

    Hi,

    great tutorial but I’m paranoid and don’t want to add the webcamstudio thingy. Is there really no standard way of doing this with VLC for example? VLC allows me to stream the screen to a file but I fail to get from there to it becoming available as /dev/video1

    Also I wanted to leave you a changetip tip but hitting that button kind of opens a changetip window but without an obvious way of getting you some m?.

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