WebCam OpenSource or Free Software?

Scot L. Harris webid at
Fri Dec 2 19:45:44 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 14:29, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Does anyone have any suggestions for WebCam software, opensourced or
> free?  I am thinking about creating the software myself but I wanted to see
> if there are other people doing it already.  So far, I have looked at:

> What I am interested in is the following features:
> 1) Support for many cameras. I have an old winnov that supports up to 3
> cameras on a framegrabber card so this particular one is seen as ONE camera
> from Windows point of view, but I can use a proprientary dll to switch the cameras
> and change built-in properties.  I guess support different cameras and cards
> here might be a bit difficult but anyway it might be a fun project.
> 2) Supports streaming, so that independent systems w/ cameras on them
> can stream the data to whatever site that queries it.  Can be directed to a
> webpage for streaming or single frame capture.
> 3) Support for full-axis camera movement for cameras that support it.
> 4) Has security features; the ability to compare frames at high-speed to
> "motion detect" as a percentage of change from 1% to 99%  Maybe there
> is other security features that can be done but this is one that I know about
> supported on webcam32 from Kolban

Sounds like you need to look at

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