I am able to pipe dvgrab to vlc; how do I get that to motion in a reliable, high load fashion?

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw@googlemail.com> wrote:
On 14 September 2012 19:11, xtophr99 <xtophr99@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've successfully used motion with an old Logitech USB camera (so I've got a
> good install), but would like to use a 1394 camera.
> I'm not aware of a way, with current kernels, to get a 1394 camera to work
> as a /dev/video device.
> I can capture video with dvgrab.
> I've piped the output of dvgrab to ffmpeg and then to an mjpeg file, which
> motion is able to access.  However, the file gets large quickly, hence the
> desire to use a pipe.
> When I direct the stdout of ffmpeg to the named pipe, it waits there; once
> motion tries to access the file it dies.

Can you get the output of dvgrab into vlc?  If so you can use vlc to
generate an mpjpeg stream and avoid the use of a file.


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