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pyDatamatrixScanner === A simple application to scan and decode DataMatrix barcodes. It was originally written to be used as badge scanning application for use in a conference enviroment, but it is flexible to be used for other purposes. It is essentially a command line application which can open an optional pyGTK gui to display images and results. Usage === The most simple usage is to display images from the attached webcam, you will need know the 'pixelformat' available. The cameras capabilities can be listed with the included 'pyv4l2.py' application. -- $ ./pyv4l2.py Available devices: ['/dev/video0'] ---- Device: /dev/video0 Capabilities: Capture ReadWrite Streaming Input 0: Name: Camera 1 Type: camera Standards: [] Pixel formats: MJPG MJPEG YUYV YUV 4:2:2 (YUYV) RGB3 RGB3 BGR3 BGR3 YU12 YU12 YV12 YV12 Resolutions: ... -- Note: If using libv4l (enabled by default), then the library will be able to convert from a camera's native format(s) to RGB3 (recommended) or GBR3. The YU12 and YV12 formats are not supported. When using libv4l on low power hardware you may experience a slow down, this can be minimised by using a native format where possible. The most simple usage is to display images from the attached webcam in a pyGTK gui; type the following, and then click the 'start' button in the app. -- $ ./pyDataMatrixScanner.py -p MJPG -g -- To grab, locate and decode the barcodes add the '-l' option. -- $ ./pyDataMatrixScanner.py -p MJPG -g -l -- Further options are available to beep when a bar code is located, export the barcode text to the forground window, etc. See the '--help' option. -- Usage: pyDataMatrixScanner.py [options] Options: -h, --help show this help message and exit -d DEVICE, --device=DEVICE video device -i INPUT, --input=INPUT Input number: typically 0-8 -p PIXELFORMAT, --pixelformat=PIXELFORMAT Format codes -s STANDARD, --standard=STANDARD Video Standard -I, --interlace Select Interlaced video -C, --capture Use Capture to grab images rather than streaming. -f FPS_DEN, --framerate=FPS_DEN Framerate (1/s) or Denominator for Fractional FPS -t FPS_NUM, --interval=FPS_NUM Frameinterval (s) or Numerator for Fractional FPS -x WIDTH, --width=WIDTH Capture width, default 640 -y HEIGHT, --height=HEIGHT Capture height, default 480 -a, --autostart Automatically start capturing video, default if no GUI -b, --barcode Decode barcodes found in image, default if no GUI -v, --virtkey Export barcode 'Text' via VirtKey to foreground window -n, --newline Appends a newline to each exported barcode -B, --beep Play audio sample on each sucessful scan/decode -g, --gui Display captured images using pyGTK GUI -l, --locate Highlight location of decoded barcodes on display -D, --debug Display additional debug information -F FILE, --file=FILE Get image from file, rather than webcam -- Getting the source === The source is available in 'tar' fashion from the projects SourceForge page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pydmscanner/ More up-to-date source can be obtained from the SVN repo's: svn co https://pydmscanner.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/pydmscanner pydmscanner Dependancies === The code is written in python and uses C for the V4L capture. Optionally it uses: libdmtx libv4l pyGTK python-virtkey Notes on building from SVN === Get a SVN version of libdmtx, with: > svn co https://libdmtx.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/libdmtx/trunk libdmtx Ensure that you have the dependencies: > sudo apt-get install automake autoconf libmagick9-dev libtool python-dev python-imaging libv4l-dev Build and install libdtmx > cd libdmtx > ./autogen.sh > ./configure > sudo make install > ldconfig > cd wrappers/python > sudo make install For luck run the test application > python test.py Get/Unpack pyDataMatrixScanner > tar -xzf pyDataMatrixScanner-0.6.tar.gz > cd pyDataMatrixScanner > make Confirm that your webcam/capture card is found > ./pyv4l2.py Building on Win32 === You will need the source for both pyDataMatrixScanner and libdmtx. See above for download instructions. You will also need python (2.6), python image library (PIL), py2exe, GTK development libraries and pyGTK development libraries installed. These can be download from: http://www.python.org/download/ http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/py2exe/files/ http://gladewin32.sourceforge.net/ http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/binaries/win32/pygtk/2.12/ Using VisualC++ (Express version is free of charge) build libdmtx as per instructions in libdmtx source. Ensure that the '<libdmtx root>/project/visualc9/Release' directory is in your path. Change to the pyDataMatrixScanner source and run the command > python py2exe_setup.py py2exe Zip up the 'pyDataMatrixScanner-win32' directory or use an installer builder of your choice. Running on Win32 === In order to run (the pre-built version) you need the GTK runtime libraries installed, these may already be install if you have ANY of these applications installed (Glade, Gimp or Pidgin): http://gladewin32.sourceforge.net/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-win/ http://www.pidgin.im/ Ensure that the path to GTK libraries is in your %PATH% (for example 'C:\GTK\lib'). Depending on what other applications installed on your system you may also need the MicroSoft VisualC runtime libraries, which are available here: http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf&displaylang=en Open a 'Command Prompt' and navigate to the location of the pyDataMatrixScanner 'binaries'. Run pyDataMatrixScanner with the '-F' from file option (as the webcam options only work under Linux) and '-K' (enable the control panel), '-g' (enable gui), '-a' (autostart), '-b' (decode barcodes) and '-l' (locate). C:\Program Files\pyDataMatrixScanner-win32>.\pyDataMatrixScanner.exe -F test.png -K -g -a -b -l
Source: README-0.8.txt, updated 2009-10-07

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